Graduations

It’s been 20 years since I walked across the stage of the newly constructed gymnasium in the new student center of a small Christian college in Southern California. It’s been twenty years since my name was called and my parents, adopted grandparents, and a few friends clapped. With a pin from the honor society on […]

Renew

It was a humid spring morning, the air still holding a great deal of moisture from the storms that had rolled through the night before. There were clouds on the horizon, ones that threatened to bring rain. But I was outside nevertheless. I had gotten new hiking shoes a few day prior and wanted to […]

Why are you weeping?

Small bells, made for children’s hands, clamored joyously from the front of the sanctuary as the congregation sang a simple hymn about knowing Jesus loves them. The sound was effervescently exuberant, melding magically and shining brightly despite a bit of discord in the melody. The kids, ever hopeful, were making a joyful noise for those […]

Recharge

Yesterday, I was so over being around people. I was exhausted beyond measure because I have been pushing myself to do more and more and haven’t had time to decompress. The introvert within me needed some moments without pressure. Despite my exhaustion, I knew I had to find solitude. I needed to recharge my soul. […]

Blessings

It’s March. It’s nearly spring and green is becoming the color of the season. Saint Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, which means many blessings attributed to the Irish abound. One sort of so-called Irish blessing that has been thumbtacked to my bathroom wall since I moved into the tiny abode I lived in several years […]

Luna is now available

Those of you who have been paying attention to my other social media sites already know this, but for those who don’t follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, I published the 16th novel this past week in my Portals Series: Luna is available on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, an in paperback format. Click on the […]

Repent

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season in the Christian calendar. For many, it is a time of reflection and fasting, to give up something. It’s a time to test one’s self-discipline or take up a way to better one’s self. It’s a time to remember and to repent. Repent. Like fellowship […]

Doldrums

‚ÄčThe other day, my little swath of the Midwest had a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow on the ground. It made a mess of things, as storms often do, but the next day was beautiful. I ended up taking a short walk enjoying the snow for what it was worth. But I […]