When your child is sick — A faithfullness challenge

I wasn’t a new believer when my fourth child was diagnosed with a kidney issue (hydronephrosis) in my fifth month of pregnancy. I’d been a Christian for a while but I probably had never had my faith tested. Sure, my husband and I had our issues but those were obvious problems based on how we were raised and the fact we didn’t really have any strong marriages or Christians to

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Now is the time for Joy, Abundance, Peace and Rest!

Before I took control of the battle of my mind and gave my circumstances over to God, finding the energy to write seemed impossible. My writing had been on the back-burner despite my initial reaction that job loss=more writing time. I have this need to get everything else done before I write. I rarely succeed. Eventually I give in, but by then I am tired and creativity is sparse. Worse than my normal “thinking”

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Failed Speedbo and if I Could Just Bottle 18 Hours Per Week and Only Write!

I really thought posting my intentions to write like crazy in the month of March would have motivated me to make some progress on Part 2 of No Eye Has Seen. But our family got hit with some major emotional tolls and I found the need to reflect and not pressure myself. I also have a huge project at work–an undertaking that equals a month of full-time hours I somehow need

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Time to Dust off the Gift Shelf

Have you ever anticipated a gift, yet once you held it in your hands you weren’t quite sure what to do with it? Have you ever felt like someone went to so much trouble to buy you exactly what you needed and wanted, yet you let it sit on a shelf collecting dust because life made it seem impossible to enjoy the gift as it was intended? To be truthful,

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Writing This Is Like Giving Birth Without Pain Meds!

I gave birth to my first three children without pain medication. My first labor lasted 27 hours, so by the time I could push, I was utterly exhausted. No matter how prepared I thought I was for the process of labor, there was no way to fully know what I was getting into. However, somehow I remained very calm through the process–I even slept during the majority of transition, sometimes

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One Final Scene: My Attempt at a Possible Mystery Series based in my home town of Nevada City, CA

One Final Scene I gently squeezed the paper coffee cup in my gloved hand and braced myself for the steep climb up the paved parking lot. I was bound to hit a patch or two of black ice and if I slipped, my precious coffee would have priority over my knees. The perpetrator had attacked his victim just after 2 that morning, no doubt taking advantage of the intoxicated, costume

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Bold but Gentle~Somewhere in Between Jerk and Doormat

Gentleness may conjure up the image of a mother cuddling her newborn. Yet many circumstances and relationships require gentleness in both attitude and action. Gentleness isn’t about being soft-spoken, silent, or sweet. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. ~Matthew11:29 Gentleness is about a willingness to sacrifice for a greater cause, humility,

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From “No Eye Has Seen”, Draft 1

As I begin to work on my fiction projects for the first time in nearly five years, I will be posting glimpses of my inspirational fiction novel. The following is an excerpt from what is currently chapter 11 in my work titled “No Eye Has Seen.” I will be posting the complete synopsis shortly after the New Year…   CHAPTER ELEVEN The days seemed to go by much faster

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Just Getting Started

I have created this site as a mechanism for sharing my journey as a professional communications consultant. I recently graduated with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Communications. I honestly do not know what my next step will be. However, I am looking into every opportunity. I hope to take all I have learned through my studies, publishing courses, freelance writing and local community involvement and apply it in the direction of

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