New Poetry and a Musical

New Poetry and a Musical

Had fun revising my poetry book, “Wings of the Wind” with White Glove Publishing through my agent, Joyce Hart.  Took out some of the poems and added others that had been written more recently.  The company that published the book before with all my friend Dixie...
Changing Churches

Changing Churches

Ever found yourself in the dilemma of having to find a new church?  It’s not like you just pick a nearby church and that’s it.  When we moved back to San Diego after seven years in Northern California, I attempted to return to my old church where I’d spent over 20...
An Old Dog

An Old Dog

Our “pound puppy of 2003 is now 14.  We got her after the series of fires that raged over San Diego  at the time. Lost and scared as she looked up at me from her cage at the animal shelter, I knew she was the dog for us, and she has been a sweet companion ever since....
A different time of Life

A different time of Life

Watching a loved one go from robust and strong to almost helpless is like watching a vibrant flower slowly fade away. The things they did that they took for granted are suddenly the realms of a caregiver.  It is not hard to be a caregiver when it is someone you love,...
The Value of a Penny

The Value of a Penny

Years ago, I read an article in a Christian magazine about a young woman whose grandmother had died.  Her grandmother had been a great influence on her life and now she was gone. The unique thing was that the grandmother used to give her shiny pennies when she was...
A Change of Seasons

A Change of Seasons

It is that unknown time, the sunset years. What will happen? What things will we be dealing with physically? God has His timetable for our lives and we live in an age of questions. My husband has always been very active. He’s played tennis since he was a young sailor....
A War Room

A War Room

Don’t know how many of you saw this movie, but I saw it three times with different friends. What an inspiring movie! I hope every woman that saw that movie was moved to start a war room of her own.  I didn’t have a closet to convert, but made some changes in my office...
Saving Files

Saving Files

If any of you fellow writers are like me, you have files and more files. Some have to get another file cabinet to hold the “stuff” I look at my file for writing projects, and see story starts, poetry, manuscripts for books already published and a myriad of other...
A May Appointment

A May Appointment

As I near the birthday that marks my 80th year, I can reflect back on the ways God has worked in my life. How could I imagine that I would still have the pleasure of writing books in my senior years?  As I’ve shared with others, the Mary book, about the mother of...
Meeting Deadlines

Meeting Deadlines

Sometimes I think I write better when I am facing a deadline. When Whitaker House told me they had agreed to my latest idea, a book on Lydia, they had to give me a shorter time to write in order to fit it into their schedule. Back in October it didn’t seem like a...