Underdogs Unite – Two Suggestions for Winning at Life

Mar. 31, 2022 by

I wanted St. Peter’s to go all the way. Of course, I’d never heard of the school before March Madness began. I caught their unexpected victory over Kentucky and couldn’t help but pull for the little commuter school in Jersey

Fearful and a New Kind of Warrior

Dec. 31, 2021 by

A curse of being creative is the ability to imagine the worst. The horror stories you write become actual possibilities, and a simple unanswered call turns into an abduction. I’m very good at this. In my lifetime, I’ve imagined someone’s

More than a Warrior and Not My Own Person

Jun. 1, 2021 by

I think I’ve figured something out about the whole warrior thing. Being a warrior is not the goal. There’s more to it than that. I came up with the warrior thing a few years ago when I chose “Warrior” as

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I May Have Taken the Warrior Thing Too Far

Oct. 4, 2018 by

I’ve been wondering if I’ve gotten this warrior thing all wrong. Maybe putting up a good fight and not running away at first blood isn’t the goal. Could it be I’ve twisted my concept of what a warrior should look

Eavesdropping My Way to the Final Frontier – Stop Dwelling on the Bad Stuff

Mar. 9, 2017 by

Eavesdropping for the Stories My eavesdropping landed me in an angry position the other day. And yes, I listen in on conversations. Is it rude? I suppose it could be. The way I see it, though, if you’re in a

A Book Study Guide Sneak Peak

A Book Study Guide Sneak Peak

Nov. 21, 2013 by

  I’ve been working on the Balustrade book study guide for…well…a very long time now. Not that I’ve been writing and revising all of that time. It just always seems like something else edges it out. I think part of

Out of the Maddening Silence —- Let the Quiet People Shout

Out of the Maddening Silence —- Let the Quiet People Shout

Nov. 14, 2013 by

  There are two types of quiet people (that’s not counting the sneaky ones or the sleepy ones). There are those who feel very comfortable and happy with being quiet, and there are those who constantly feel put down and

You are Wonderful

You are Wonderful

Oct. 17, 2013 by

You are God’s beloved His treasure He covers you Completely And you are complete He sees you And You are his delight Sheltered by the hand of God Protected with his power Valuable Chosen Confident Free You matter. You are

Almost Burning Beds and Thinking I Know Best

Almost Burning Beds and Thinking I Know Best

Jul. 1, 2013 by

Being scared of the dark often plagued me when I was a kid. Normally, this fear only caused me to flip every light on in every room I passed on my way to the bathroom, but there was one night

I Was Naked, and I Clothed You

I Was Naked, and I Clothed You

Jun. 3, 2013 by

Making mistakes is never pretty. As a matter of fact, it can be downright embarrassing, but it doesn’t have to be a total loss. My husband has taken “giving the shirt off your back” to an entirely new level. (I


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