Tag: friendship

  • Excerpt from Murder: It’s All in Your Head (WIP)

    On a late summer day, Helen walked through downtown Hurston. She sent a telegram to her aunt and uncle in Pennsylvania, updating them on her mother’s health. Her mother hadn’t been well even since coming down with a severe case of pneumonia back in the winter. She spent most of her time lying down these […]

  • Excerpt from Mile Marker 139 (WIP)

    Sarah studies Zelda’s face, the slight frown lines around her mouth and the line between her eyes that’s deeper than it should be for someone her age.  Teardrops cling to her eyelashes like dew on grass on a summer morning.  Zelda’s olive skin clashes with her reddened cheeks on a thin face cloaked by untamed […]

  • Excerpt from Mile Marker 139 (WIP)

    The concrete sidewalk is still wet.  He moves his gaze to the flat, brownish grass, then to the flowerbeds.  The mulch needs to be replenished.  The plants are mostly dormant, but then he sees it: a crocus, the tiniest flower, is smiling back.  “Here, look.”  He gently touches Shelley’s arm, then points. “What?”  She follows […]

  • Do you love Christmas enough to celebrate it year round?

    Do you love Christmas enough to celebrate it year round?

    A good and dear friend of mine has a blog entitled Yuletide Blessings, which aims to do so. Discussions and blog posts are about traditions, recipes, crafts, books, and more. Please visit the link below to read her review of a Christmas-themed novel and view the website further. My thoughts on Christmas books are also […]

  • The Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    The Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    In 2017, I… finished two manuscripts (third and fourth) began working on my fifth manuscript edited my second manuscript with the help of my writers group published my second book attended a writers conference got feedback from an agent on 10 pages of my writing wrote my first short story in a new genre for […]

  • Pay It Forward…A Reminder

    Pay It Forward…A Reminder

    ‘Tis the season… To be jolly? To go into debt? To give. Because God first gave to us His son, Jesus. In the midst of the craziness of shopping, stressing, overspending, and stressing some more, it’s easy to lose sight of what matters.  Whether you’re Christian or not, whatever reason you celebrate Christmas–whether religious, secular, […]

  • Out-Poured

      When darkness claims the day, And sadness won’t go away, When God seems so far, And clouds cover every star, When doubt and fear close in, And you feel you just can’t win, When friends are lost, And you don’t know the cost, That’s when faith can grow, And God’s light will show. It’s […]

  • All These Things I Believe

      God calls us Home, Each in His own time, And that is why life is precious. Do not fill your days with worry and fear, But rather, be grateful for the life given you. Mourn lost loved ones, But rest safely in the comfort of knowing they are with their Lord. Do not bemoan […]

  • Facing Loss and Embracing New Possibilities

    Facing Loss and Embracing New Possibilities

    Loss.  It’s a word we don’t want to hear, let alone experience.  Yet we all experience it.  We all know loss, not just of it.  Some of us have known it on a first name basis for too many years.  If we’re lucky, some of us know it only as an acquaintance for brief periods […]

  • Saying Goodbye to Toxic Friendships

    Saying Goodbye to Toxic Friendships

    We all do it.  We eat the chocolate cake because it just tastes so damn good. And then some of us hate ourselves in the morning for the indulgence, and we wonder why (WHY?) we ate it in the first place, knowing it’s choke full of bad stuff–fat, sugar, calories. Like that chocolate cake, we […]