Powering Through the Crazy Times

At times I thought I wouldn’t survive. Spring has brought with it both beautiful weather and a myriad of activities. My job has become crazy and requires irregular travel. Steve’s job has required travel and rising at crazy hours sometimes. We have a puppy who, while adorable, has placed us in the middle of housetraining ...continue reading

5 Ways to Get More Sleep

It happened again. Once more, eleven had rolled around, and this night owl finally crawled into bed. Thing was, it was a school night. I dreaded the 6:00 wake-up call by my clock radio. I knew I needed more rest, but how? We’re all busy, probably too busy. We work hard. We play hard. We ...continue reading

A New Direction With My Blog

It happened. I’d drafted another blog post on writing, but for some reason, I hadn’t posted it. Stress? Maybe. Procrastination? Sure. Fear? It could be. I discovered it’s more than that. I need to follow hard after God, and if he’s asking for a change in direction, I need to answer it. What’s Happening Not ...continue reading

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Completing the Pack

These past couple of years have been hard in some respects. In March 2016, we lost Aspen, our female Basenji. Granted, she was fifteen at the time, so her death should not have come as a surprise. Still, it caught us totally unawares. We had to make that tough decision to put her down, and ...continue reading

Why Loose Ends and What's Beyond

Lots of times when I talk with others about my writing, I often get questions related to my reasons for writing. Usually, I talk about the themes and the way they sprang organically from the characters. Sometimes, I talk about the characters and how I couldn’t leave them alone. I follow that pattern with the ...continue reading