Category: Life Journey Journal

When the Third One Left the Nest – The Differences Between Sons and Daughters

When the Third One Left the Nest – The Differences Between Sons and Daughters

Maybe it's because I'm the mom and he's my son, but I had no idea it would be so hard to watch my boy leave home. After all, his sisters have been on their own for years and they are doing amazing. So, why did the smallest thought of him being on his own bring … Continue reading When the Third One Left the Nest – The Differences Between Sons and Daughters

How My Parents’ Divorce Led to Writing a Novel at Age 11 – Wounds to Wins Series

How My Parents’ Divorce Led to Writing a Novel at Age 11 – Wounds to Wins Series

I have a memory of sitting at the dining room table when I was seven years old. And though I'm sure the exact details are muddled and inaccurate, the moment would define the course of the rest of my life: My mom sat across from me at the other end of the table, distracted by … Continue reading How My Parents’ Divorce Led to Writing a Novel at Age 11 – Wounds to Wins Series

What are you afraid of? Walking through to the other side of fear — in fiction and real life

I use the question "what if" as a brainstorming tool for possible plot ideas for future novels. But another question it's harder to answer, but can make for a great dramatic story is, "What am I afraid of?" For my WIP "A Desperate Housewife" the question I had asked was what is my greatest fear … Continue reading What are you afraid of? Walking through to the other side of fear — in fiction and real life

His Reckless Love is Greater Than – Wounds to Wins Sidenote

Accepting the gift of salvation and not bothering to know your Savior is like accepting a beautifully wrapped present and then placing it on a shelf and never discovering the wonderful things inside. A saved life should be a changed life. We either choose to work toward change or we choose to remain as we … Continue reading His Reckless Love is Greater Than – Wounds to Wins Sidenote

Exchanging Platitude for Gratitute – The real key to peace in a fallen world

Exchanging Platitude for Gratitute – The real key to peace in a fallen world

Among debates on gun control and gun rights (after another school shooting this past week), continued hate for President Trump spewing across social media and news outlets that have long forgotten their role to provide us with unbiased and actual "news" -- I desire more than anything to focus my mind, time, energy -- and … Continue reading Exchanging Platitude for Gratitute – The real key to peace in a fallen world