spiritual life

Are you so downhearted you want to die? Hear what God is saying to you!

God's heart is turned toward you! YOU are loved, no matter what Satan or anyone else has told you. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (Jesus speaking in John 3:16) This "whosoever" love includes YOU no… Continue reading Are you so downhearted you want to die? Hear what God is saying to you!

family life, recipes

First solo Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s how to pull it off without losing your mind or temper!

Just you and the dog this year? Don't hide from the challenge. You can still eat well! "Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence." Erma Bombeck, American humor writer A recent survey suggested that – because of various COVID restrictions --… Continue reading First solo Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s how to pull it off without losing your mind or temper!

gardening, spiritual life

3 truths learned in the 2020 garden

“It always amazes me to look at the little, wrinkled brown seeds and think of the rainbows in 'em," said Captain Jim." L.M. Montgomery, Anne's House of Dreams Dickon Sowerby and The Secret Garden. Hercule Poirot and his vegetable mallows. Have you ever noticed that literary gardeners are often just short of supernatural? In scripture,… Continue reading 3 truths learned in the 2020 garden

books, writing

A writerly reckoning: Was a patron-supported, serialized book release a good thing?

"She jumped." Nora Edinger, "Suspended Aggravation"   Me in January promo shot, a couple of weeks before Suspended Aggravation began posting as a serial release in Weelunk magazine. Other than a season at home with our children, I have had the mixed blessing of writing professionally since I was 23. ("Mixed" in that the work… Continue reading A writerly reckoning: Was a patron-supported, serialized book release a good thing?