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August 13, 2019

I live near the coast of South Carolina where my neighbors are abundant sunshine and briny ocean breezes. Wardrobe must-haves are simple: flip-flops, shorts, some southern-labeled T-shirt, and copious amounts of sunblock.

After becoming a published author, I made a prom...

June 17, 2019

Overwhelmed with being Overjoyed!

Yes, that title is a little odd, but that’s actually how I feel. So much has occurred in the past month that it’s left my mind spinning. You ever feel that way? Overwhelmed but from all good things? I’m so there this morning.

I’m back in...

March 18, 2019

My daughter has played ball for seven years now and absolutely loves the sport of softball. In the recreation league, she was a prominent player, spending almost every inning ruling first base, and we named her Queen of the Bunt last season. This year has been a big ch...

February 11, 2019

I stumbled upon this poem on Instagram and the last line of it brought me to a sudden stop. Staring at the simple question—Could you just love me like this?—I was overwhelmed with regret and shame for how poorly I’ve treated myself. As a 42-year-old woman with lifelong...

January 7, 2019

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…” Ecclesiastes 9:10

I know what you’re thinking.

Oh, no! This woman is about to tell me I need to get with it and get busy in this new year.

Nope. I’m actually going to challenge you to do less!

Confession: In the l...

December 27, 2018

Sneak peek of Until I Decide and an opportunity to read more...

September 7, 2018

  Have you ever tried to talk while holding your tongue?

  How about this…

  Have you ever tried to type while pressing your fingers together as demonstrated in the photo?

  Both of these scenarios make the action you’re wanting to achieve next to impossible.

  These openi...

July 10, 2018

I’m only four years into this Writing Journey, but a lot has been learned…

   There’s so much more to it than simply sitting in front of a computer and typing 85K words. There are hours upon hours of editing, rewrites and revisions, proofing, formatting, and much, much...

April 25, 2018

  In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I wanted to share one of my favorite characters with you. His name is Jace Wiles from A Discovery of Hope. He came to be after spending years seeing the world through the eyes of my stepbrother Jamie who is autistic and one extraor...

January 4, 2018

Crossing his arms, Asher says in that always deep authoritative tone, “Nice cap.”

“I’m in the know on where to find these babies. I could hook you up.” My head bobs, causing the fuzzy, hot-pink ball on top of the toboggan hat to bounce around.

“I don’t wear children’s ap...

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