For my WIP, A Cord of Three, I integrated several emotional wounds for the three sisters/women in the story. As I've revealed, many of these wounds represent the real wounds that my sisters and I experienced or are experiencing. Writing this story has been an emotional journey for sure. And at this point in time … Continue reading Top Ten Wounds I Reveal Through Writing
Tomorrow will mark the first Easter in 20 years that my husband and our kids haven't gone to church. It will also be the first Easter that we haven't had all five of our kids home. With three of them living on their own, that makes us four separate households and technically, we shouldn't be … Continue reading For such a time as this – Thoughts on Easter 2020 amid Covid-19
When Moving Wasn't the Plan In preparation for the 2020 Mount Hermon Writers Conference (unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations as of March 16, 2020), I've been reviewing, rewriting, and refining my manuscript for A Cord of Three. One of the wounds the sisters overcome in the story is one of moving around … Continue reading A Nomadic Childhood – Wounds to Wins Series
NINE MOVES IN EIGHT YEARS In the past decade my husband, children, and I survived many financial challenges, job changes, health challenges, and NINE MOVES! I'm not sure all our children realize how the past decade truly impacted them. Looking back at my childhood and youth, moving was definitely the marker of many events in … Continue reading Top 10 – #4 The Back and Forth of Moving
Jared's 18th Birthday Dinner On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, we celebrated our son, Jared's 18th birthday. Our fourth child to enter adulthood, Jared is by no exaggeration the polar-opposite of his brother Dawson (I wrote about him for his 18th a few years back -- see that post HERE.) While our ever-expanding family ate dinner … Continue reading Fourth Baby, Faith Baby Turned 18!