When God Gives You Darkness

Oh, oh, here we go Welcome to the show Lights shining, so blinding From our head to our toes When this room blacks out You know we will stand out So come on, oh We’re gonna glow! – “Glow” by Britt Nicole Children love glow sticks.  Actually, adults love glow sticks too.  (At least I do…I […]

Of Books and Babies

As a writer, I know the importance of beginnings. Everything hangs on the first few pages of your novel.  If readers don’t enjoy those, they probably won’t move on.  There are lots of books in the world, so unless someone else told them it was a good story, why should they spend time on a […]

Sensitivity

Life is crazy and chaotic right now – we have the new baby in the house, and we potty-trained the two oldest kids this week as well, so there have been a lot of messes to clean and a lot of supervision for potty breaks.  Also, the third child – who was neither potty trained nor newly […]

Original Poem / Song: Scared to Search My Heart

I’m scared to search my heart, Afraid of what I will find; I’m scared of moving forward, So I’m falling behind; Don’t want to face my enemy, So I’ll remain a slave; I’m not sure I want to know What it means to be brave. I know You’ll give me courage, But I’m happy to […]

Be Still

One recent evening, I curled up next to my husband in bed and cried. I was overwhelmed with stress and sadness over a situation I couldn’t help.  I couldn’t change it, or magically make the problem or the pain go away.  It was just there, weighing down my heart with anxiety for loved ones who were […]