This is my 200th post on this blog. I started in May of 2017 after I returned home from the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers' Conference. There, I pitched my memoir to agents and attended sessions on marketing my work. What everyone in the writing world suggested was having a blog so you could provide … Continue reading Happy 200th Post!
This past week, I've felt the impact of having been in this pandemic shut down for a month. While most of the time, I can find hope and write about that in my blog-- I struggle like everyone with sustaining hope. I work part-time with a research study that looks at the impact of mental illness … Continue reading Keeping Our Hope
It's Easter weekend, and for me as a Christian, it's the most thoughtful time of the year. I contemplate the miraculous, and see the transformation through the life of Christ from the desolation of the forty days in the desert, to the suffering of the crucifixion followed by darkness and separation, and then the triumphant … Continue reading Metamorphosis: Growing into the Next Phase of Life
This has been another week marked by the strange reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. We've continued to face the new 'normal' of sheltering-in-place while trying to absorb the shock of how quickly life can change. I have to limit how much I watch the news on television or listen to podcasts or radio shows that … Continue reading Take Only What You Need