The YouTube videos made it look like an easy DIY project. I managed to make framing our bathroom mirrors difficult. A reflection of me? Continue reading The One Thing I Needed to Guarantee My DIY Project Succeeded
If you want clean humor for your young person that will make you laugh, too, check out this joke book written for kids by a kid. Continue reading 460 Kid-Friendly Jokes to Break the Tension and Lighten Their Mood
It’s ironic that my husband’s quick — somewhat embarrassing — fix wasn’t so far from the ultimate FIX. Continue reading Who Wouldn’t Want a Pole in Her Bedroom?
Would I like to create a podcast of my published blog posts? Is that even a thing? Yup. The real question is this: Will anyone listen? Continue reading What More Could You Want Than Text and Audio From Your Favorite Blogger?
Farm to Film is not a collection of photographs but, rather, a collection of moments, captured by a camera and then transferred into beautiful watercolors. Continue reading A Book Review: Farm to Film
My husband’s attempts to scare me are sometimes downright inappropriate. This time, I told my husband, I was taking my response to the next level… Continue reading Things That Go ‘Boo’ in The Night — Or Day
We feel a certain pride when we’re able to fix something ourselves and save money doing it. But sometimes DIY isn’t the best option. Then what do you do? Continue reading It’s All Fun and Games Until Your DIY Project Goes Up in Smoke
I recognize that I am blessed — and not always using my gifts. my health, my wholeness to their full extent. Are you? Continue reading What Do You Do With a Birthday Gift? Use It Well
And she wants an ideal year — just like you This week’s blog post will take you out of my … Continue reading Anticipating the First Day of School? Your Teacher Is, Too
I waited more than an hour for my doctor alone in an examining room before I decided I’d waited long enough. I opened the door to find the entire office vacant. What? Continue reading My Reward for Suffering Poor Customer Service? A Promise of Less Service
When I taught writing to a group of 20 homeschoolers, our final project was to write and illustrate our own books. Because those who teach also must do, I did my own. This is my first book — about my experience with laser surgery. It was a funny, painful experience. Continue reading Back When I First Taught Book Publishing, I Tried It Myself First
Sometimes — like my cat — we do our duty but miss our target. Sometimes it truly stinks. Keep trying and adjust your aim. Continue reading Dear Reader, Why in the World Do You Read My Blog Posts?
I am avoiding my Isaac. That’s the working title for my first novel. Why Isaac? Indeed. Why not Ishmael? Continue reading How Writing a Book Is Like Birthing a Baby at 90
I had wanted to attend that virtual retreat. I felt doing so was to protect the call of God in my life. I think Satan thought so too – and so he did everything in his power to prevent me from attending. Continue reading Obstacles Can Confirm You’re on the Right Path
It definitely affected mine I had been going about the business of writing all wrong, and it took a confrontation … Continue reading Is Multitasking Sapping Your Spiritual Strength?
“All this for a virtual event!” my wonderful marketing assistant had said it best a week before. She had gazed at her once-sparse office now loaded with box after box. Continue reading What Not to Do When You Host a Virtual Event
Your eyebrows are telling your secrets. Unfortunately, taming them so they don’t tell all requires time and talent and too much cash. Continue reading Just Above the ‘Window to the Soul’ Is the Truth Teller
Traffic! COVID’s shutdown of schools lulled me into thinking my commute could be quick and easy. “Normal” traffic patterns are returning with the students. I’m positive. Continue reading The Students Have Returned! This Is How I Know