Cast Out the Nets Again

Fishing is sometimes a futile activity. Time and time again, you cast out, hoping for a catch. But the bait disappears, or the line breaks, or nothing wants to bite. You wait and wait and wait and nothing appears, or the catches are too small, or not the right fish. All you have is wasted […]

Just a little Saturday ramble

It’s dogeared and worn, the pages a rainbow of highlights. There are margins full of quickly jotted annotations and it’s full of sticky notes and index cards with connections and random notes. The cover is almost more tape than cardstock. But this book has been a part of my life for the past twenty some-odd […]

Words and meanings

There is a certain group text chat that I am a part of in which I need to pay certain attention to how I word my responses, for certain others will read into the words more than I intended. I choose my words with care often and still get complaints of how I was “too […]

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. […]

Hope has two daughters

It was a chilly early spring night at the juxtaposition of a dead end street and what had been a corn field the season before, the remnants of the fall harvest still standing as lone sentinels in the softened earth. The sun was beginning to disappear on the horizon and the stars were coming out, […]

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 […]