Saturday, October 25, 2014

4 Ways to Enjoy Summer While Writing

With the changing of seasons comes the changing of schedules and many writing interruptions. You think you’ll have more time to write in the summer, but every year it seems like you have less. Can you relate? If you’re like me, summer activities will take on a life of their own if we don’t grab […]

Back to School … and Work

FROM THE ARCHIVES Something absolutely amazing happened this week. My youngest child started preschool. For the first time in over eleven years of stay-home momhood, I have the house to myself. The dog and cats are outside. The TV is off, radio is off. I can hear the refrigerator running as I type. And that […]

Scheduling Your Family: How Do You Choose?

I hate to bid farewell to summer, the season of flexibility and spontaneity. Eventually, though, summer schedule gives way to fall, and the freedom to be flexible is replaced by appointments, deadlines, expectations. The whole family shifts to a more disciplined, scheduled life. And the hardest part, I think, is the time of transition when […]

Confessions of a Schizophrenic Writer

I recently had one of those moments when I was misunderstood. This “advice”, from a well-meaning, but far too hasty mentor, was just a suggestion. One, if taken at face value, meant little.  But nevertheless, it was a “poo-poo”-ing of my grand idea and it stung and continued to sting for a long time. It […]

A Resolution Worth Keeping

I had heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.” Job 42:5 Good intentions. Our lives are full of them. And when it comes to finding time to spend one-on-one time with God, the proverbial “road” is paved with them. Well aware of this struggle in my own life, […]

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