Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude

A Very Loud Silent Message

I went for a walk today, alone and social distancing, while I listened to music. It was an amazing, warm, sunny day, and the song Living Hope by Phil Wickham came on at the same time I saw a man with 5 little girls dressed in bright colors, all twirling around and laughing (the girls,… Continue reading A Very Loud Silent Message

Advocacy, Fun, Writing

Cover Reveal!

Coming March 21st, 2020!  Abby's Redemption Book 2 of 2 in the Whispering Pines Mysteries. Last summer Abigail Sinclair narrowly escaped her abusive ex-husband, who was bent on revenge. Finally, victim turned survivor, she is free from a life of watching over her shoulder at every turn. Abby focuses on running Whispering Pines Resort in… Continue reading Cover Reveal!

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, goals, Health, Writing

“Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?

This past July was the first time I haven't met my Camp NaNo goal. What's Camp NaNo you ask? Read about it here and perhaps you might decide to partake in April of 2020. 🙂 One week into the month and I suspected I might have a difficult time meeting my goal. Two weeks into… Continue reading “Real” Writers Write Anyway. Or Do They?

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, goals, Gratitude, Writing

Making a Difference to Just One

A while back a friend talked to me about her desire to make a difference in the lives of others by getting her "story" out there. That story consists of almost being murdered by her ex-husband. No one--as in not one--not even the doctors, expected her to survive. But survive she did! She's truly a… Continue reading Making a Difference to Just One

Advocacy, Gratitude, Health

Change Begins with One

    April is an exceptionally busy month in the world of criminal law. Not only does it hold National Crime Victims' Rights Week, but it's also Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month. So for those of us who work in the criminal law arena, by the end of April, we're… Continue reading Change Begins with One

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Family, Writing

Women’s History Month

Oh boy! I almost missed Women's History Month. But it's not too late. Technically, it doesn't end until midnight tonight, March 31st. There are so many women who have made enormous steps forward in making women matter in society. That being said, each of us matters. Every. Single. One. But there are women I'd like… Continue reading Women’s History Month

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Life Lessons

Compassion

For those who have followed my blog for a while you know I have three sponsor kids from Africa: Alex from Tanzania, Amede from Togo, and Mamounata from Burkina Faso. These kids have enriched my life in more ways that I ever could have imagined when I first started sponsoring them. A couple of weeks… Continue reading Compassion

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Life Lessons

We All Bleed the Same

You know how you can hear a song a hundred times and then on the hundred and first time you hear it, you really hear it? Or is that just me? I've listened to We All Bleed the Same by Mandisa on the radio several times a week and while it always gets my attention,… Continue reading We All Bleed the Same

Advocacy, Life Lessons, Quotes

The Month of Hearts

February is the month of hearts and love. Anyone living on this planet is aware of Valentine's Day, whether we're fond of it or not. The card, flower, and chocolate industry can attest to how popular Valentine's Day is. We celebrate and honor our "true love." I also celebrate my kids, adults now, but that… Continue reading The Month of Hearts

Advocacy, Gratitude, Life Lessons

Food Detoxing

This week’s post is kind of off topic from what I usually post about, which is either the writing life or striving to live a life of love and grace. But it’s a topic that has made such an enormous difference in my life that I have to share. Feed Detoxing. From as far back… Continue reading Food Detoxing