About

Welcome to my blog!  Thank you for your visit today.

Why I Write

img_4914-copyI have kept a journal since I was 11 years old.  At the age of 16 I attended a James Taylor concert and heard a calling from God to be a writer.  I put my writing dreams on hold while I raised my babies, but I never stopped filling up journal after journal.  In 2010 I ventured into blogging and began writing out childhood memories.

Writing memoir has been an important part of my healing process, and has inspired me to minister to women who struggle with the same hangups I have.  Hangups like these pop up often in my writing, and I hope to encourage you by sharing how God has helped me through difficulties such as these:

  • perfectionism
  • loneliness
  • depression
  • self-destructive habits
  • emotional abuse
  • codependency
  • passivity
  • toxic relationships
  • marriage trials
  • financial troubles
  • disillusionment

I completed my memoir Heart in a Drawer: My Story as a Child of Divorce in July 2016.  The manuscript is currently under review with a small press publisher.

My first self-published book Christmas Peace for Busy Moms launched in October 2016.  My second self-published book Newness of Life launched in January 2017.  The Fruitful Life published in March 2017.

I have plans for several more online Bible studies in 2017 on various topics of spiritual growth.  If you enjoy Bible studies, please SUBSCRIBE below to my email list for exclusive free previews and reader-only content.

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Date night with my man, 2014

Fast Facts

Married in the millennium to my first kiss.

Mother of three beautiful children.

B.A. in English, B.F.A. in graphic design and illustration.

Must begin the day with hot tea, local honey, and my One Year Bible.

With flowers on the table, I’m fully alive.

Living in my dream home in the woods.

Dark chocolate is my daily pleasure.

Terrified by spiders, heights, and carnival rides.

Favorite poets: John Keats, William Butler Yeats, Robert Frost, Wendell Berry

Favorite novelists: John Steinbeck, Bobbie Ann Mason, Anthony Doerr, Francine Rivers

Favorite bloggers:  See my linkups page!

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A proud mama of three, Mother’s Day 2016

My Writing Schedule

Mondays are for book reviews. On Wednesdays I post original content related to my current book.  Fridays are for poetry.  Occasionally I host a two-week blog series around a seasonal topic.  I also host a vibrant Facebook group for online Bible studies.  Request to join here.  I share my favorite reads every day on my Facebook author page as well.

Please join me as we grow in faith together.  I look forward to reading your comments.

Here are my top ten most popular blog posts:

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

Peace in my Day

A Time for Crying and Laughing

Daddy’s house, 1986

Home alone, 1987

A Time for Blind Faith

Too Much Mary, Not Enough Martha

Finding Peace in Christmas Past

How Psalm 51 helped me rebuild trust

Prize-Winning Poem!  Sunday Dinner, July 1985

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