Blog Tours!

Blog Tours!

What an amazing way to share a new book. The publisher sends the book to a group of literary bloggers who read it and then do a review. Sometimes as an author we disagree with the blogger’s viewpoint. We want to “explain” what we wrote. Yet, in the end, each blogger...
Grief Groups

Grief Groups

At a friend’s suggestion I attended a group at a nearby church. Surprisingly it was very freeing.  As I heard other people’s stories, it put my own in perspective.  It was good to be able to share and have people understand where you were coming from and know how you...
The Color of Mourning

The Color of Mourning

What does mourning look like?  How can you define the emotions that come and go on an unexpected schedule? A song plays on the intercom in a department store and you find yourself heading for the ladies room to gain control of the tears. Watching a couple in their...
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...