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, — 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.

I am blessed to know this amazing young woman featured in the story. This weaver of words, this loud, rambunctious, wonderful human being: She and her lovely family are our oldest friends in the Pacific Northwest ❤ It is with love and humble admiration I give you this piece written for a remarkable young woman ❤ South Seattle Emerald In honor of Women’s History Month, … Continue reading 31 Days of Revolutionary Women, #23: Sumeya B.


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

The Oregon Grape

With planting instructions close at hand, I now just need to dream of the harvest to come! I’m thankful for being offered the gift of plants in this autumn season. I’ve long been wanting to add grapes to my urban landscape, for not only the wildlife, but for our own enjoyment! I’m loving this little blog post on the eating (and jelly-ing!) of the Oregon … Continue reading The Oregon Grape

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

5 Great Things to Do in Writing for 2016 {Ramblings On}

Ramblings On… 5 Great Things to Do in Writing in 2016 I began my blog to focus more on my writing. Writing regularly, getting feedback, getting used to having an audience that may {or may not!} see my point of view. I’ve mentioned all these items articulated by Victor {below} to my own students, but I like how succinctly this is written. I’d like to … Continue reading 5 Great Things to Do in Writing for 2016 {Ramblings On}