Archives for June 2014

When Love…

I’m preparing for a Bridal shower. It’s a last minute arrangement, amiss a busy week of writing commitments and social affairs. I was asked why  I’d agree to pile one more thing onto an already busy schedule. The answer flowed as easily as breath…”To bless the ones I love.” It made me ponder the complexity… [Read More]


Expectations are a funny thing. We set boundaries for ourselves based on experiences, values, and the world around us. But are our lessons valuable to someone else’s life? Yes, if they learn them on their own and at their own pace. Learning through personal experience is the key that unlocks the standards by which we… [Read More]

A Writer’s Journey and Jackson

“Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1 (NIV) Every word is important. Use strong verbs. Tighten your sentences. Watch for redundancy. This is part of a writer’s valuable checklist. Concrete exercises develop skills and keep us alert. While “rite with xsellance”… [Read More]