The Innkeeper’s Daughter Book Review If you are looking for a clean, heel-clicking Regency romance, this is your book. My heart was immediately sucked into the vortex of well-written scene and witty verse, topped by carefully crafted characters. Oh the people. Michelle can you character-mentor me? As a writer, I learn much […]
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It was 1am on Saturday night and I couldn’t sleep. Tossing and turning, I knew something was wrong. At the time, I didn’t know I was feverish, but I woke my husband and confided in him. For some reason, we both decided to pack up early at the hotel and head out. Who leaves in […]
Perscription cotton balls, Scooby-Doo tie wearing doctors, and Mario are just some of the funny things you will read about in Unbound. This one’s five stars and I’d read it again, which is saying something because if you knew me, you’d know I don’t do reruns. It’s against my nature. This book is excellently […]
Q: What can readers expect from your book? A Place to Land is a memoir, so readers can expect real-life storytelling. They can expect to travel with me from my childhood in Michigan to my young adulthood in Cape Town, South Africa. I should also warn potential readers that the book does walk through some […]
With just one semester of school left and an on-the-go lifestyle, I needed a way to make money without making a commitment. Freelance writing paid pennies, but I worked hard to turn the change into dollars. Fast forward five years. Writing anywhere from 3000 to 5000 words a day on average, that […]
Dreams. They are amazing. But then there are plans to plan, projects to project, and decisions to be made. So much to consider. The details and possibilities spin in our heads, conjuring up soul inspiring ideas. We feel led one way but wonder if the thoughts are only our own, or could they be […]
Horace has walked a hard road. He has faced obstacles and wondered how God could possibly take a trial and turn it into something good. It is difficult to see the light when you feel utterly helpless, but one of the things Horace learned after experiencing a stroke, was that God never leaves us. […]
A confession: Below is why I am so hesitant to promote my own stuff. It is something I struggle with not because I think promoting myself is wrong, but because with all my heart I want you to know I value your friendship and trust. I want you to think of me as a […]
When things get hard it can be easier to duck and run into a safe zone. There’s a healthy pulling back and an unhealthy kind. The latter has been a weakness in my own life, one of seeking shield from harm and seeking to shield others from my own stupidity. Have you ever felt […]
The pounding in my chest made it hard to concentrate. The familiar anxiety-ridden fear crept up like a ninja and I knew the root cause this time. It was this fear of displeasing man. Every time I thought I was rid of this heavy spirit not of God, it would come to call. This […]
There’s this nifty little thing I did not know of. I had used the paint version for our end table years ago. My kids loved it when they were little. They’d sit and draw all over the thing and not get in trouble. Who woulda’ thunk? (As my dad jokes..) 500 notebooks just wasn’t […]
Paper-pusher tactics. I wish I could say I learned rather quickly how to not complicate things in this blogging-writer’s life, but it isn’t the case. I tried cutting a few things out, and although I narrowed my workload to only what was most vital according to where God led, I still had to find a […]
When we can, we support our local farmers right here in our small town. Our little market is new and it is still a habit to stop by the large department store to get everything, but the more I stop by the new product stand, the more of a new habit it becomes. […]
It’s teal. It has the C word. Must read. Must… This was a doozey. When I first found out someone was writing Called to Create, I think I let out a loud whoop. Anyone with an artsy fartsy side, an entrepreneurial bone in their body, or (insert any other thing you can think […]
My head lay sideways on the cushy keyboard wrist padding. I rocked it back and forth. The twinge of a pain lingered as my thoughts took flight. Am I really making a difference? This book…er, um…These books…are taking so long to get written. Am I wasting time? Am I going the right way, God? We […]
It all started with a single cup of coffee. Ceramic outside, the cup held the dark liquid tightly and never looked more delightful. Another cup sat next to it, surrounded by beaten up cardboard. The liquid argued and might pass for oil. No one had to stand there and debate which was […]
Visionaries find details somewhat futile. No, no. We know they are important but we sort of twitch when we come to grips with the fact. We see the scope of the big picture and it can be challenging to reel ourselves back in. We ward off voices telling us, “If it hasn’t happened yet or […]
Divine Detours: Purpose in the Delays (2) When I was just a child, I imagined going on wonderful adventures with the Father like a mini-disciple in training. Some dreams and deep longings planted into my heart were: Being surrounded by children Speaking life into the broken and lonely Building up followers of Christ When […]
I was signed up for all the webinars, groups, and extra’s. I paid for the course that would help me learn more and do more. I spent seven months working on my blog so I could do what I felt called to do, only to find more distractions pulling at me at […]
There are a few ways a person can get off of a healthy track, and not even realize it. This past month I have been writing poetry on some anxiety I have shacked up with. Some of it I have learned is by my own doing, others not so much. For the parts I can […]