Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Gratitude, Quotes

So Much to be Grateful For

Every year at work I create a gratitude poster. I hang it in the breakroom, provide a couple of Sharpie markers, and send out the expected office-wide email. I say "expected office-wide email" because I've been doing this for 10+ years. I work at a District Attorney's Office so we see a lot of heartbreaking,… Continue reading So Much to be Grateful For

Family, Fun, Life Lessons

Black Friday

For every person who loves Black Friday, there's another that dislikes it equally as much. I'm of the latter camp. Shopping and everything that relates to "stuff" is my least favorite part of the Christmas season. I'll take the lights, the music, the uncomplicated joy of the season well before Thanksgiving--much to my husband's dismay--but… Continue reading Black Friday

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Gratitude, Quotes, Writing

Happy Thanksgiving

I participated in a craft and vendor show this past weekend at Harvest Fellowship Church, manning a table with my books. A writer friend of mine was there as well, her table next to mine. I'd been waiting a long time for this event, as it always promises to be a wonderful time and sets… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

Fun, Writing

Off to NaNo Land

For the month of November I'll be off to the land of NaNoWriMo. What's that you say? Click on the link to find out. Maybe you'll decide to join me there next year. Okay, so where I live it looks more like this in November... Sometimes even like this... But regardless of what lies outside,… Continue reading Off to NaNo Land

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Quotes

T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

The week's top three: 3.)  When I click on the Publish button to publish a blog post and that beautiful pop-up appears that says "No writing errors were found." Simple joy! 🙂 2.)  The beauty of color - purple ink on white paper, the brilliant pinks, reds and oranges of a sunrise, the bright blue… Continue reading T.G.I.F. – Gratitude Friday

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Fun, Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving

When I was growing up, Thanksgiving was my very favorite holiday.  That's an odd holiday for a child to have as a favorite, but my mom always made it so special, and it began weeks before Thanksgiving Day. She hung a picture of a cornucopia on the refrigerator door and every day we got to… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving

Faith and Spirituality

The Journey

I remember when I was younger and our family would embark on a road trip, a car ride that could last five minutes or five hours,  my sisters and I would sing a chorus that consisted of  "Are we there yet?" And "How much longer until we're there?"   Wherever "there" happened to be. My patient parents would offer words to… Continue reading The Journey