I arrived in marshland on Friday just before midnight. Dim lights led me through the sandy driveway to my sister’s new home. Overjoyed dogs outgrew their tizzy and found soft beds again, basking in a canine dream. After two months of heavy teaching and editing, escaping into vacay was God’s prescription. The angels had keptContinue reading “Holy Spirit At The Marsh”
Our Charlie’s Port booth at Roselawn was mad humid but random breezes promised of fall. Molly and I were selling books that my late husband financed. All of them written by children. Walking the grounds excited me about other festivals in north Georgia. This is my last week before fall break as a schoolteacher, andContinue reading “North Georgia Fall Festivals”
The kids should be back in school with a morning routine. Change can be difficult, but always accompanies growth or diminishment. As the kiddos are getting used to school again, I would love to discover how they view their horizon. Let’s grow their potential! I have been collecting these throughout the year and am designing age-appropriateContinue reading “September Writing & Art Prompts For Kids”
When my parents reached their 50th anniversary, of course we drenched the celebration in gold. I remember my husband, Chris, content that day and enjoying old family videos. His hint of jealousy was adorable when my high school sweetheart appeared during a Christmas moment. The way my husband looked at me that whole evening confirmedContinue reading “First Anniversary Alone”
Nothing changes if nothing changes. That’s one of my favorite sayings. My ruts can make life a broken record. Until I change that record, futile noise keeps skipping along. COVID generated a sour taste for new normal terminology, but we should be using the infamous “reset” to change the way we do many things. SchoolsContinue reading “New Normals Can Be Nice”
Hear ye, educators. It’s that time of year. I begin the second week in my classroom today. For those of you who are not teachers, what occurs about one week in is interesting. Kids begin testing their teachers because they’ve already sized up the student body. Everyone is polite in the beginning. Children learn theContinue reading “Classroom Rules”
My husband was the breadwinner, but now he’s gone. For almost ten years, I became used to living a financially blessed life. Chris and I moved to China, traveled first class everywhere we went, and became fat with fancy restaurants. Our roundtrip flights to Asia cost an annual minimum wage salary in America. I wasContinue reading “God’s Blessings Are Sometimes Adorable”
It’s that time of year again! Summer is over and school begins soon. Parents are rushing on last minute vacations, purchasing school supplies, and gearing up for earlier mornings. If the kiddos need something to do while you prepare for summer’s end, here you go… Submission Guidelines Only open to children 17 and under. Kids canContinue reading “August Writing & Art Prompts For Kids”
They say to wait a year before major things like buy a car, sell a house, make a career change, or tackle any other life-altering choices. I had to do all three. Last summer, my Babies was in the process of closing a new business that couldn’t hurdle COVID. We had sold our Victorian dreamContinue reading “Finding Home When Your Spouse Goes To Heaven￼”
Some days I don’t want to get out of bed. July 31st will be the six-month mark since my husband died. August 31st will be our ten-year anniversary. The first clicks of this sentence mark one hundred and seventy-seven days, thirty-nine minutes, and eleven seconds since I heard the moaning calls at the start of his aorticContinue reading “10 Psalm Verses For Despair”
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