For us, summer started behind and never caught up. All good things. But there hasn’t been enough watermelon on the porch time. And I’m tired. Between camps and deadlines and driving 264 miles a day (an exaggeration but that’s how it feels), I’m wishing I had someone to manage my time. Instead I just made… Continue reading Tips for Time Management (not ironic coming from me at all)
These days supper might be my most creative moment. Four busy summer kids is a lot to handle, making the moments we gather around the table all the more special. Summer cooking is its own lesson in creativity and color, and there’s nothing I love better than the simplicity of yellow squash and green zucchini… Continue reading Creative Summer Suppers
My writing career launched in 2014 through the connections I made at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference. So last week, when I was double nominated as a Selah Award finalist for First Novel and a fiction finalist for the Director’s Choice Award, I felt like I’d come full circle. Four years ago I… Continue reading Still Waters Wins Selah Awards!
Y’all. It’s May-hem. May-member. May-day. May the force of common sense be with you. And Pinterest crafting isn’t in my wheelhouse this month. (Or ever, honestly. So if you love some sanding and painting and cutesy font notecards this post is not for you, and please, sell me your services next year because I have… Continue reading How to really appreciate your kids’ teachers this week (and all year long).
Dear Gus, Today you are six. I’m not sure how this happened. I thought we talked about not getting bigger and you told me to talk to Jesus and I DID and you still became six. And Lord willing, someday you’ll be sixteen and thirty-six and sixty. But you’ll always be my baby I didn’t… Continue reading Dear Gus, Today You Are Six
Welcome to Day 9 of the Spring Fever Promo! Only one day left to enter to win! Stacy Monson is the author of the Chain of Lakes series. Her stories show an extraordinary God at work in ordinary life. Residing in the Twin Cities, she’s the wife of a juggling, unicycling physical education teacher, mom… Continue reading Spring Fever Promo :: Day 9 with Stacy Monso
Wow – we’re at Day 8 of the 10 Day Spring Fever Promo already! It’s been great getting to focus on such fabulous authors – Barbara Ellen Brink, Brenda S. Anderson, Johnnie Alexander, Lindsey P. Brackett, Joy DeKok, Dawn Ford, and Kimberly Rose Johnson. If you missed any of those posts, click on their name… Continue reading Spring Fever Promo :: Day 8 with Regina Mudd Merrick