For quite awhile now, I’ve wanted to do a prayer journal. Specifically, a prayer warrior journal. What’s the difference? Well, I think the prayer warriors of the world are often the most quiet. They aren’t out there fighting with loud words and swords. They are quietly reflecting on God’s word and earnestly praying for strangers, […]
On the spur of the moment this past weekend, we decided to check out the China Lights exhibit at the Boerner Botantial Gardens. Oh my. It was something. First, it was super inspiring and beyond gorgeous. The lights were artistic and reflected the Chinese culture and also encouraged you to look beyond yourself to the […]
One of the cool things about being a freelance writer is being able to contribute my thoughts to a variety of sources. You can always find out where I’ve been lately by taking a look at the “In the News” section of my site, but I wanted to share a gathering of pieces over at […]
One of my favorite authors, Jennifer Weiner, was in town recently and I had the good fortune of attending her book signing. She’s a favorite of mine for many reasons.
Sigh. Packers lost yesterday. And it was a rotten game. You know I do my part to try and coax a Packer win, which means I make soup that I think will bring them luck. (It’s fan logic, it doesn’t have to make sense.)
There are people who are difficult to love and who do everything in their power to show that they do not love you back. The one thing we all want in life is to be loved and understood, and yet when someone offers this to us you would think we would jump at it. But […]
Recently I learned that seeing a cardinal in your yard was a symbol that represented a loved one visiting you from heaven. I heard this after painting a red bird that was inspired by the cardinals in my own yard. And then I learned what the cardinal has come to represent, and it really touched me. […]
I’ve got an affinity for the old fashioned things in life… talking to your neighbors, showing kindness, offering homemade goodies… you know, the stuff that puts meaning into our daily lives. I have to say I feel lucky that we have very nice neighbors. And since I have a barky McSchnoodle-pie, I am outside often […]
I’ve been baking and cooking a lot lately. Well, I usually do bake and cook a lot, but lately it’s more than usual. I’ll say that. When I’m stressed or thinking a lot about things or even depressed, I experiment with baking. I do this when I’m, say, working through a plot for a novel, […]
I’m so thrilled to see my art up at Glas Coffee in Sheboygan.