Sleep Sweet

Sleep Sweet

I am so excited to announce my new children’s book, Sleep Sweet. Sleep Sweet has gorgeous watercolors on every page by gifted artist Shelley Johannes. This light-lyrical piece was written to help guide a young child’s mind to safe thoughts as they fall asleep. I’ve never published a book by myself before. It was scary…

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Listen in….

Twenty years ago I discovered a wee, 2″ x 3″ and 1/2″ thick book in an antique store.  Today that book, Week-day Prayers,  is among my most precious possessions.  Written by Christian Reisner, his prayer offerings are short yet richly infused with meaning.  Listen in… O Thou Tender Shepherd, straighten all our paths today.  Save us…

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Enjoy the Quiet…

As I grow older, I notice that I seek the shelter of silence more and more. In years gone by I would flip on the television or music when I was alone. But now, given the option, I turn off everything. It allows the quiet to settle inside my ruffled places, inside the voices of…

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What a sight!

Remember, life change is a process that requires time, hard work and merciful inner messages. And for me, supportive people were imperative to reflect healthy kind of normal since at best my norm was extreme. Friends and God’s Word continue to help me exchange my old eyeglasses for the new lenses of a higher perspective…

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An Encounter with a Ruby…

Ruby is a sensation! Everyone says so. She is vibrant, warm, vivid, and promotes love wherever she goes. She is multifaceted in her interational appeal and is accustomed to royalty. I personally am drawn to her saguine charm. Quite honestly, Ruby’s a gem! No, really, I’m speaking of the gem. For a long time rubies…

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Heads Up!

We weren’t meant to figure this life out alone. Even though it’s tempting at times when folks have gotten on our last nerve and we don’t particularly want their “counsel.” Actually that’s when we probably need it most. It helps to be particular about who we ask for input. For instance, I don’t ask my…

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Nesting

Nesting makes me happy. I like having my people around me and my stuff. These days since my chicks have flown I feather my surroundings with books, IPad, paper, and pens. My read of the hour is, “To Love is Christ” by David Teems. David’s writing stuns me with it’s exquisite vitality. I appreciate the…

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Cutting Edge…

When you think of friends gathering together, what comes to mind–garden parties, lunch dates, Bible studies or maybe scrapbooking retreats? What about knife-sharpening get-togethers? No? Really? What does sharpening knives have to do with friendship? The thought seems way out in left field…that is, until we read Proverbs 27:17. As iron sharpens iron, so a…

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Flighty…

You’ve heard of right-brained and left-brained. Well, I’m bird brained. No, not in regard to my cranial capacity but referring to my love for winged creatures. A portion of my brain takes great delight in the flight and fancy of birds. I don’t love all birds equally. For instance, I’m not terribly fond of vultures…

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