Category: On Life and Writing

Food for the Soul at Douglas Michigan

 July 20, 2021

This past week I spent three days at Douglas, MI, while my husband attended a gathering for members of his fraternity. While he and his buddies played euchre, golfed, shared memories, and updated each other on their lives, I enjoyed the small town of Douglas. We both experienced food for our souls. He found it […]

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Five Reasons Why Readers Don’t Write Reviews and My Big ASK!

 July 14, 2021

I first wrote this five years ago. The post remains relevant! There are a number of reasons why readers don’t write reviews of books. Below are five. As I evaluate my progress over the past years in the world of independent publishing and mark off checklists (website –check, blog – check, email capture – check, […]

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Crossing the Divide From Middle Age to Young Old

 July 1, 2021

This year I turned sixty-five. I can no longer kid myself that I am middle aged. I have crossed the divide from middle age to young old. From Middle Age to Young Old For years I’ve been moving the goal post. You see, getting old is not a goal I sought to achieve. It just […]

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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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