Launch Teams & Book Reviews

One of the coolest things about being on this writing journey is connecting with other writers. Not that I have face-to-face contact with every writer I meet, but it is amazing the variety of avenues these connections occur. Sometimes we meet at writing conferences, workshops, or in critique groups. Other times, through Facebook posts. And…

He Never Misses A Beat

I turned my back on them, forced my feet to move, and fought the tears that threatened to spill. My heart begged me to turn around, but my head knew I couldn’t. I walked on. The tears refused to cooperate, and I quickly wiped my eyes. Please don’t let them know. Please don’t let them…

Victim Impact Panel

“I’m not sure I’m in the right place,” I voiced to the guard at the x-ray machine. “Is this where the Victim Impact Panel meets? I’m looking for Sam.” He held out his hand. “Hand me your purse.” I swallowed the lump in my throat, relinquished my purse, and stepped through the x-ray machine. “Upstairs…

All Authority – Book Review

Regardless of position or title, we all answer to authority figures. The question is, who reigns as supreme authority? Those at the top of the ladder—including kings, presidents, and other leaders—may boast of their authority, but their reign is temporary. There is always an end point. History confirms that kings are overthrown or a health…

Her Name Is Megan

Her name is Megan. I should know her. She should be in my science class. Every school day I should hear her voice, collect her homework, ask her questions, and see her interact with classmates. But I won’t. Megan’s laughter should ring in the hallways. But it doesn’t. It never will. Why? Because ten years…

I Blame the Biscuits!

I Blame the Biscuits! by Jill Printzenhoff The recipe title gave me pause and required a bit of internal questioning before proceeding. Slap Your Brains Out Biscuits. Do I really want to voluntarily bake something that could cause me bodily harm? It’s one thing to be injured accidentally, but quite another to willingly partake in…

Where A Snowy Adventure Led

Some days I literally ache for Jesus. Desperation crowds my thoughts and all I want to do is curl up at His feet and allow Him to whisper words of comfort to my soul. Today is one of those days. Perhaps my feelings stem partly from yesterday’s events. I’m a planner. I like to know…

A Break From The Normal Routine

  In a previous post (several months ago) I listed 10 jobs that I would not be good at, but am extremely thankful for the folks who do tackle those tasks on a daily basis. Just for fun, I thought I’d take a break from the normal posts and share a list of activities /…