Category: Life Journey Journal

When your will isn’t enough to overcome your weariness 

I had an amazing time at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers conference back in April -- wait, April?! Has it really been almost five months? How disappointing that I haven't accomplished more. And I was doing so good at self-care and working on my recent WIPs... then summer hit. Summer has never been a good … Continue reading When your will isn’t enough to overcome your weariness 

10 Take-Away Moments from Mount Hermon Writers Conference 2017

10 Take-Away Moments from Mount Hermon Writers Conference 2017

It's been ten days since I left the 2017 Mount Hermon Writers Conference. Yesterday morning was the first time I've had a chance to write since I was on the airplane.  I could give you excuses, but excuse or not, I needed to allow myself time to decompress. So, before I venture into my world … Continue reading 10 Take-Away Moments from Mount Hermon Writers Conference 2017

I Never Thought I Would Call My Son Beautiful

I Never Thought I Would Call My Son Beautiful

I come from a family of women. In 1999, women and girls outnumbered male cousins and spouses 2:1. During family gatherings, the females dominated with shrill excitement, disciplining the children, and more. Between my mom, her three sisters, and their one brother they had five daughters and two sons. At that moment in time, I … Continue reading I Never Thought I Would Call My Son Beautiful

40 Days to Mount Hermon – Fasting and Prayer Week 2

DAY 8 - Friday "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12 Somehow, I woke out of a deep dream in time to get my son to school. Another full day ahead and a birthday on Saturday (my youngest turned 13) - I realized writing time would be minimal. Yet, I … Continue reading 40 Days to Mount Hermon – Fasting and Prayer Week 2

40 Days to Mount Hermon – Fasting and Prayer Week 1

My first week was primarily focused on fasting. Beginning with a 21 day sugar detox and changing up my evening routine to focus on reading and an earlier bedtime. The goal was to purge some bad habits so that my mind and body could be more in tune with God and His guidance in all … Continue reading 40 Days to Mount Hermon – Fasting and Prayer Week 1