The other day, while at a tradeshow, I met a couple who taught me something that was way too neat. I had to share it with all of you and I DO hope you try it out as well. They took a sheet of paper. a single letter size sheet and created a story from […]
Of all of the reasons, of all of the people, of all of the pictures, and all of the messages… Memorial Day is about this… No caption, no sentence, no title, can say it more appropriately than the feeling you feel in your heart, when you […]
I’ll do it tomorrow. Tomorrow is only a day away. But by the time tomorrow gets here it is already today and so we have to wait for the next tomorrow which never gets here because again, it is today… it is an ever revolving cycle of spinning wheels if you always wait until tomorrow, […]
I realize that adding the scripture may have been an unpopular decision. Adding any scripture to a children’s book that I hope to get into public school libraries when they’ve basically banned God from the schools, is a huge obstacle. Technically, it is a huge roadblock.
Someone will get that title, but most likely no one from my social groups. Anyways, I saw this beautiful painting the other day and just had to share it with everyone. I know, at a quick glance it’s okay… there’s nothing special about it. Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes. A Texas jack-rabbit in the tall […]
Yeah, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love what I do! I love creating graphics for people… and getting paid for it. I love designing websites and having my clients ooh and ahh at how neat it looks, at how quickly it gets built, at how much they saved. I love […]
I can’t blame age… nor would I want to in my case, but I know I’m not the only one who feels her memory is not what it used to be! I have to make a note for everything! If I don’t I am doomed to forget it. I have walked into a room for something […]
Last night I had a dream; a dream that you could make a phone call to heaven to talk with anyone there. The catch was: you could only make one call per year, to one person.
The other day I received a phone call, completely out of the blue, from a very, very shy child in the Chicago area. She had been scouring the internet apparently looking for poetry and came across the below poem I had written for my mom for mother’s day quite some time ago. She began asking […]
Whew, what a whirlwind the past few days have been! On release day I spent the day for myself..marketing. “The First Unibear” made it into the Top 200 Books! #131 in Children’s Christian Animal Fiction! #195 in Christian Poetry! #208 in Children’s Inspirational!!!
A $20 bill found in a coat from last winter. A toll paid by the car in front of you. A bird turd on your shoulder. The unexpected could be exciting, nice or upsetting, but what it is always, is unexpected. What if you chose to do the unexpected instead of the expected. Instead of […]
I was reading a post by another fellow author who was upset about a local “big-chain” bookstore that was not willing to host local authors for book signings. Without much of an excuse, except they don’t do that, we are all left to wonder, why? Is it because we are not important enough yet? Is […]
The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep. I saw this in a shop the other day and really liked it. Not because it was applicable, trust me, I like many of you have had my issues with family. I liked it because it meant something else […]
I saw a sign the other day that I liked and I wanted to share, but then after sharing I thought I’d leave you with a bit to ponder as well… The Essence of Life is to Care. The Adventure of Life is to Learn. The Secret of Life is to Dare. The Challenge of […]
This Sunday our associate pastor gave the sermon. It was on Matthew 5:13-16 – Salt and Light. “You are the salt of the Earth” “You are the light of the world.” While Jesus is the Light is done so often, he decided to focus his sermon on being the salt; a unique way to go […]
It has been brought to my attention that there are limited avenues for marketing Christian Children’s books. There aren’t many contest category options for said stories either. A fellow author whom just recently read “Dandy Lion” was so inspired by the message and simplicity of the piece; decided to write a letter to a rather large […]
When I was about 10 years old I wrote a fun children’s story called “The World’s First Unibear”. I combined my love of unicorns, Rainbow Bright, Care Bears and my active imagination into developing my own character in a hand-drawn rhyming story.
The other day I came across a comic… A single image of a tight rope walker, focusing on his handheld GPS, walking a 90 degree angle off of his tightrope, with the GPS saying “Recalculating…” See below… It took me a second to realize the funny, but when I did, I laughed out loud. I […]
Our church has a labyrinth. It was built by our members to provide a place to find the loving spirit of the lord. And this blog message is about my journey on the labyrinth the other day. I know it’s long but I felt I had to share it with you. Our labyrinth is located […]
All mankind is divided into three classes; those that are immovable, those that are movable and those that move. Benjamin Franklin The immovable (in my opinion) are those that are content with where they are in life. They have no need or desire to do anything different or go anywhere further. They are happy where […]
How did it become entertainment to ‘escape into the mindset’ of evil people? From psychopathic serial murders, to telling the ‘sad’ story of how a criminal became said criminal, to just idolizing movie villains in cartoons and history – Hollywood (and Disney) has made millions capitalizing on, and sensationalizing bad guys.