Category: On Life and Writing

Religious Add-Ons

 June 21, 2021

What is it about us humans that we can’t leave well enough alone? If something is good, then we have to add on in the illusion it will make it better rather than enjoying what we have. If ice cream is good, then adding candy bars makes it better. Sometimes it does. I do enjoy […]

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1000 Pages of Research – Part Two

 June 3, 2021

As a life-long learner, I love the research involved with writing a book, whether fiction or non-fiction. Some books require more research than others. That was the case with my latest book, Amazing. Or, as I wrote in my blog post about the research I did for An Irish Slip Step, 1000 Pages of Research […]

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Amazing! Available for Pre-Sale at Discounted Price!

 May 25, 2021

Amazing is available for pre-sale for $2.99. The price will go up when the novel is released on May 28, Memorial Day Weekend. Order your copy now before the price goes up! A great way to kick off the summer reading season! “When I read Amazing, I did not expect to have an emotional and […]

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The Good Mother

 May 13, 2021

One more reflection on motherhood from my book Daily Meditations (with Scripture) for Busy Moms. Ah, the illusions about what a great mother we will be when we have children, as this mom realizes. She does it all. Time to replace the good mother with the good-enough mother. Share with the moms in your life. […]

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The Perfect Mom

 May 12, 2021

Continuing my tribute to Mothers this week, today I’m featuring The Perfect Mom, taken from my book, Daily Meditations (with Scripture) for Busy Moms. Is there such a person as a “perfect” mom. If there is, I’m sure I would dislike her, like the mom in this reflection. Forward this blog post to the moms […]

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Supermom!

 May 11, 2021

In celebration of Mothers Day last Sunday, I’m sharing some selections on motherhood this week from my book, Daily Meditations (with Scripture) for Busy Moms. Enjoy! Today’s selection is Supermom. Who are the Supermoms in your life? Send them this blog post and thank them for all they do. Supermom! Faster than a speeding tricycle. […]

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What Is Godly Sorrow?

 May 4, 2021

We all experience sorrow and suffering in life. Many are suffering now because of losses brought on by COVID19—losses of loved ones, livelihood, way of life. Paul, in Second Corinthians 7:10-13, speaks of worldly sorrow and Godly sorrow. But what makes one sorrow Godly and the other worldly? How do you tell them apart? What […]

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Give Mom Spirituality Based on Her Everyday Reality

 April 26, 2021

When I was a young mother, over thirty years ago, there was little to no information available to help moms grow in spirituality based on her everyday reality. To grow spiritually we were told we needed to go on a retreat away from everything, something very difficult for someone with small children. In response to […]

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How to Use the Enneagram to Create Diverse Characters

 April 16, 2021

Most writers are aware of the axiom – write what you know. That certainly is the case for character development. When we start out, we tend to create characters that are like us. That might work for the first or second book, but eventually it gets to be boring and repetitious. We need to create […]

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Was I a Better Writer in High School?

 March 31, 2021

Was I a better writer in high school than I am now? I know it may seem like the answer should be obvious. Of course I’m a better writer now than I was in high school. I’ve been at it for so long, have learned so much over the course of the years, not just […]

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