They write, they draw, and they use their talent to touch the world for Christ. Called to be creative, they are the Word Painters, and I'd like you to meet them. Ronne and Courtney start their mornings with a common theme: Jesus and coffee. The time begins with prayer – a simple “Please help me calm down and focus on what I’m preparing to study” that is essential for creative … [Read more...] about Meet the Word Painters
It was desperation. Pure, unadulterated desperation that drove us to scheming an international smuggling operation in which we involved our four youngsters. Neither regret nor remorse are motivating me to come clean now, years later, though you may consider this my public confession of our contraband years. Books and Fools It all began shortly after we moved to Chihuahua, … [Read more...] about Operation Carpe Librum
"Who do you think you are?" asked the voice. I sulked. Again, with prodding, "Who do you think you are...to call yourself a writer...to build a 'writer' page and expect people to like it? Really!? Just who do you think you are?" The voice had a point. I am nobody important. I am uneducated, unimpressive, and unqualified. With a sigh of resignation, I … [Read more...] about Who Do You Think You Are?
While your May flowers were blooming a few weeks ago, my husband and I sat down on our avocado colored sofa in our living room. On our brown faux-leather coffee table sat a Tupperware bowl; inside, folded pieces of paper – each with a hand-written name of someone who responded to the last blog – waited patiently to be drawn. Mike reached in, stirred the papers, then picked … [Read more...] about Everbloom Book Give-Away Winner
Last autumn the Redbud Writers guild, to which I belong, was accepting submissions to their first anthology. The theme was living deeply rooted and transformed lives. Below I'll share about my submission to the book, as well as how you can win a copy, but first things first: Praise for EVERBLOOM Once I began reading these stories I couldn’t stop. Each writer is a … [Read more...] about Everbloom Book and Giveaway!