Comfort

Comfort can take many forms, be in what makes you comfortable {my gown and comfy robe} and what is comforting {nature, writing, drawing, coffee, tea, cookies, my boys, homeschooling, family, home}. Nothing helps me through my days like my faith in God. Through Him, all things are possible. Though just having faith that there’s something bigger than myself, than my life, is such a comfort. … Continue reading Comfort

Braveschooling: Summer Book Giveaway!

This giveaway is in no way affiliated with me, Bikurgurl.com — I’m just sharing the love! Even if you don’t Braveschool – that is, focus on reading literature, poetry, and using that as a jumping off board for writing – that’s okay! You can  enter this contest to win free summer reading books & I get more entries too! Also, if you’re interested, from the … Continue reading Braveschooling: Summer Book Giveaway!

31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #23: Sumeya B.

Originally posted on South Seattle Emerald:
In honor of Women’s History Month, we present 31 Days of Revolutionary Women; a series of daily essays by local authors documenting, honoring and celebrating powerful women who inspire us in South Seattle and beyond. by Alouise Urness Sumeya B. is a twelve-year old revolutionary woman. An only child of a Muslim father who was born Jewish and a mother who… Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #23: Sumeya B.

Someday…Freedom

In response to Frank Jansen, of Dutch Goes the Photo, my thoughts on his beautiful imagery entitled ‘Sense of Loss’, for The Daily Post prompt: ‘Someday’. I saw this as less of loss than I did of gaining freedom. The Legend of the Butterfly The life cycle of the butterfly is well documented. Butterflies begin their lives as an egg, carefully laid upon a plant. … Continue reading Someday…Freedom

Book Alert! Curse Breaker: Enchanted by Melinda Kucsera

Originally posted on A Reading Writer:
Heads up epic fantasy fans (and even those who are not like me)! Here’s an enchanting, thrilling and exciting new book/series that will introduce you to a new world called Shayari and to mystic, gifted and complex characters from one of the best fantasy writers! Read on!  SARN indentured himself four years ago to pay for his brother’s education. It was… Continue reading Book Alert! Curse Breaker: Enchanted by Melinda Kucsera

Learning Curves, Blogging, Life, and My Garden

I find that life keeps throwing me curveballs. No excuses, just sayin’… At first, I thought these changes were just me — feeling the victim, caught unawares. I don’t like feeling sorry for myself or otherwise unable to manage situations. However, in some situations we just have to take a deep breath, pray, and leave the rest to God. So, what’s been going on… Well, … Continue reading Learning Curves, Blogging, Life, and My Garden

Grace and Space

Or Space and Grace — I molded this from the *conversation* I had with the lovely Melinda Kucsera. If you haven’t read her stuff – it’s good! Check her out at MelindaKucsera.com. “We can be innocent enough to be vulnerable, but need to be tough enough to pick up the pieces.” {Thanks @AnnieScribes for the poem prompt! She authors What the Woman Wrote} As a … Continue reading Grace and Space