Reflections on a contest

In mid-April, I entered a writing contest where I needed to gain votes to be in the top 10 to be judged. I submitted my piece right away and I worked and slogged and begged and pleaded and cajoled my way to 67 votes over the course of a month. Up until the last day, … Continue reading Reflections on a contest

Book Review: How to Be a Perfect Christian by The Babylon Bee

What the book is about:  This short book is a funny, satirical book about modern Christianity and some of the stranger things about it. It talks about finding a church, getting involved, how to up one's holiness factor, and addresses several other areas in a pointed, satirical way. What I liked:  The painful truth inside … Continue reading Book Review: How to Be a Perfect Christian by The Babylon Bee

No thanks, therapy. Not this time.

I thought about writing a really click-bait-y title (like Why I decided to skip therapy), but it felt so false and like I was trying too hard. So, picked a different one. Maybe I should have gone click-bait? Anyway, doesn't really matter. Let's get down to the real stuff. Two weeks ago, I briefly shared … Continue reading No thanks, therapy. Not this time.

What I’m Reading: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

What the book is about:  I'd consider this to be a sister book to Sometimes the Magic Works. It's certainly in that same realm; advice about writing and life how sometimes, the two of them converge. What I liked:  Short chapters - With kids running around and interrupting me all the time, it was nice … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

Poetry: Bible Inspired Poetry

It's Friday! Time to share some of my own writing.  A while back, as I was experimenting with poetry more, I decided to write some biblical poetry. Poetry is already in the Bible, so why not come up with some of my own in my own style?  I'd love to write more of these, to … Continue reading Poetry: Bible Inspired Poetry

Meet the Author: Rebekah Hargraves

Ever wish you could sit down with a cup o’ joe with a writer and ask all those pesky questions? Well, you don’t have to because I did! Sort of. This week we get to meet Rebekah Hargraves, the author of Lies Moms Believe that I reviewed last week. I could relate SO MUCH to … Continue reading Meet the Author: Rebekah Hargraves

Poetry: I am not alone

It's Friday!  This is a poem I wrote a while ago when I was feeling rather anxious about an ongoing conversation about an upcoming event. I wrote some of the stuff that actually became lines in this poem and someone (as a writer would) said it would make a good story, so I tossed into … Continue reading Poetry: I am not alone

Anxiety and Writing

Last week, I started talking about my anxiety. This week, I want to share how having anxiety can really affect my ability to write. Since the beginning of April, I've been dealing with an inordinate amount of anxiety. Part of it is due to a faith crisis/season of doubt I've been going through (another story … Continue reading Anxiety and Writing