Death, Friendship, Pain, Relationships

Share Your Suffering

We all lose people, but that doesn't make it any easier. We all go through changes that feel devastating and hurt deeply. We all feel pain regularly, whether we show it or not. This year has been a hard year for me, in more ways than one. I lost two people personally, one to suicide.… Continue reading Share Your Suffering

Books, What I'm Writing, Writing

The Fiction: An Introduction

Hello, dear readers! (I've never called you that before - what do you think?) Today, I'm going to give you the first sneak peek of my next novel. Following Orders is going to rest for a while (maybe forever) and I am turning my attention to a new work. The working title of this story… Continue reading The Fiction: An Introduction

Change, Commitment, Craziness, Joy, Rest

Slowing Down in a Speed of Light World

I will be the first to admit that our generation (the ones just coming into adulthood or just barely there) is a group that wants quick fixes. I recently wrote about how that doesn't work for our relationship with God, but almost every facet of life could benefit if we took our time. Gone are… Continue reading Slowing Down in a Speed of Light World

Book Reviews, Books, Stories

Book Review: Mary Poppins

Some stories are heavily laced with deep meaning, themes, and protagonist goals. Others are simply stories: interesting events that are fun to read about. In my mind, Mary Poppins belongs to the latter group. Mary Poppins is the story of a nanny and the family for whom she works. Mary Poppins, Jane, Michael, and the… Continue reading Book Review: Mary Poppins

What I'm Writing, Writing

Following Orders: A Proposal

King Baldwin does not appear in Following Orders until late in the book, but his actions are crucial from the very beginning. Particularly in a proposal he writes to King Arthur of Camelot. "Edgar! Do write faster, please." King Baldwin stopped his pacing to huff at the scribe. "By the time you've finished, the war… Continue reading Following Orders: A Proposal

Stories, What I'm Writing

Following Orders: My Dearest Atla

Today's post is a letter from the villian of my current work in progress, Following Orders. Sir Whyh is becoming an increasingly complicated character, but one thing is always true of him: he is the perfect court gentleman. Please tell me what you make of his letter to the elder of his two daughters, Atla,… Continue reading Following Orders: My Dearest Atla