• May. 17th, 2016 Edit At Will

    For the past several years, I’ve been writing a monthly post for my dear friend Edie Melson’s amazing blog, The Write Conversation. I send it to her a few days in advance (ok, sometimes one day in advance) and I always include these words in my email … Edit At Will. I don’t want to publish junk. I [ read more ]

  • Apr. 14th, 2016 The Little Toes

    I don’t know about you, but there are parts of my body I take for granted.  I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how much I appreciate my spleen or my eyelashes. I mean, they’re doing a good job, but it’s not like I would miss them the way I would my fingers [ read more ]

  • Apr. 10th, 2016 What I Learned in March

    Last month’s “What I Learned this Month” was quite well received, so I’m doing it again. It’s coming to you a little late … I hope you don’t mind! Without further ado…Seven Things I Learned in March. 1. Kittens are cute. This winter, a stray cat adopted us (long story) and a few weeks ago, [ read more ]

  • Mar. 3rd, 2016 Our Stories Matter

    There’s a very cool section in the book of Numbers that I think has a unique application to writers.  If you haven’t perused this section of the Old Testament recently, you may not know that God gifted certain individuals with creative talents for the building of his Tabernacle and then called out entire families for [ read more ]

  • Feb. 29th, 2016 What I Learned in January and February

    Two of my favorite bloggers ( Emily P. Freeman and Modern Mrs. Darcy ) do something toward the end of each month that I always look forward to, so I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon. I love to learn new things, and I want my kids to be lifelong learners. To help me model this for them, each month I’ll [ read more ]