A couple of weeks ago, I picked up N.D. Wilson's Death by Living to read for the second time. I got distracted with other books, and the small blue hardback began to gather dust on my nightstand. Then something happened yesterday that made me pick it back up and read it in an … Continue reading Death by Living
Kellie Falconer of the lovely blog, Accordion to Kellie, is throwing a magnificent blog party! Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had no idea how a blog party worked. Though I'm still very much a novice in the whole "blog party" business, I am quite enjoying my very first introduction to it! It's … Continue reading The Literary Heroine Blog Party
I suppose that if I were a truly accomplished blogger, I would have written this post last night! But New Years' Day is surely just as special as New Years' Eve, don't you think? This past year has been such a blur of new experiences that last night, I actually had a hard time remembering … Continue reading Happy New Years’ Everyone!
Christmas time has come upon us again!! I'm not sure about your house, but mine is filled with wrapping paper, gingerbread, Christmas lights and stockings. I am truly convinced that (like the carollers have always told us) Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! Little things keep delighting me this season, and I … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things
What are some of the most important things you've learned from having a job of your own? God has used this new job of mine to teach me tons of life-lessons. It has NOT been easy (I've had quite a few meltdowns) but looking back on how far God has brought me in my walk with Him, I … Continue reading Interview
For Christmas, my sister gave me a new perspective on life. A powerful bolstering of my faith. Resolution to questions that have been bothering me for years. Eye surgery to see life as God intended it to be. All of this came in a relatively small package: a 201 page paperback book written by a … Continue reading Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl
For the majority of my fellow countrymen, today will be filled with bright thoughts toward the future. Resolutions. Goals. Laughter. Bright dreams. I, also, will look down the road that stretches on in front of me and wonder and dream about what it might hold. But not just yet. The brightness of the year … Continue reading Gratitude
A few years ago, I saw a trailer for the movie Coraline. The animation was in the style of The Nightmare Before Christmas, a style I dislike with a vengeance. That 3 minute trailer filled me with enough disgust and loathing to last a lifetime, and for hours I felt as if something evil was … Continue reading Coraline
I'm feeling very special. I did my very first tag one week ago, and already another friend has tagged me! Maribeth, LouisianaPatriette, of the Formidable Courage (see blogroll) is a dear friend of mine. She is a wonderful fellow blogger, fellow book-lover and fellow Bluestocking. She was kind enough to nominate me (along … Continue reading Encore!
If I have painted one (and only one) picture, should I think of myself as a “painter” and assume that I must be gallery ready? Tens, yea, hundreds of thousands of words (ideally) should be thrown away before an editor reads anything of yours. Ideas do not a novel make. You can have the characters … Continue reading Artwork in the Attic