3-2-1 Launch PubSlush!

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Launch Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 On the Threshold of Publication! That's the day I've been working towards for the past 10 years! Exactly ten years ago this week, in September of 2004, I debuted at a local bookstore in my first performance as the story lady "Miss Kathy" of Pageant Wagon Productions LLC with Tale Spin Stories. Every … [Read more...]

Welcome to Fable Springs Sneak Peek!

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So, how's that dream coming true thing going for you? I'm kinda-sorta in the middle of a dream . . . coming true. You see, I dream a lot about hanging out in idyllic English country villages that looks a lot like this: Or, perhaps taking some quiet time with the Lord and my journal in a cottage garden that sorts looks like this: Of course … [Read more...]

Memorial Stones: Looking Back to Hope

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Welcome to September 2014 "In Word & Image" at The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with a visual and a devotional thought! Ruminate with me. Be inspired in your heart. Be captivated by His beauty. Be enriched in the timeless treasury of His gifts. Be challenged to go forth with purpose … [Read more...]

Memorial Stones: Trustworthy Rocks

Proverbs 3:5-6, memorial stones

Welcome to September 2014 "In Word & Image" at The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with a visual and a devotional thought! Ruminate with me. Be inspired in your heart. Be captivated by His beauty. Be enriched in the timeless treasury of His gifts. Be challenged to go forth with purpose … [Read more...]

Blogging: The Proof is in the Prep

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Too little. Too late. Blog post blunders glare in the wake of too little time spent proofreading the text. Your post flies through the Blogosphere with missing commas, incomplete thoughts, and too many typos to count, not to mention verb tense issues in overly long paragraphs.   Brilliant writer that you are, your first draft of … [Read more...]

As Little Children: Growing Up

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Welcome to August 2014 "In Word & Image" at The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with a visual and a devotional thought! Ruminate with me. Be inspired in your heart. Be captivated by His beauty. Be enriched in the timeless treasury of His gifts. Be challenged to go forth with purpose and … [Read more...]

Summer’s End: Birthdays and Baptism

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Summer's end is always the beginning. In our family we celebrate the beginning of a new year to glorify God with my birthday, and my grand-girl's birthday, just days apart - in addition to the beginning of a new school year with all the joys and anticipation of new growth before us! For years, that meant me and my two children heading off to … [Read more...]

All Things Bright & Beautiful Link-up #5

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Summer's end and school is upon us! Time to review our August summer fun at the All Things Bright & Beautiful Link-up! Currently, I'm on another grand-girl adventure in New England celebrating her 4th birthday! She starts preschool this year - I can't be more proud! You see, she'll be going to school with her Mommy and Daddy who teach at … [Read more...]

Letter to My Young Self

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Equal portions of joy and sorrow fill my life bank, each precipitated by decisions made at specific moments in my personal history. Mid-life arrives in due season with wisdom-miles traveled and tolls paid. How might such wisdom have impacted my youthful choices were I able to advise me? Dear Young Me, Embrace this truth: You are not of this … [Read more...]

As Little Children: Leading

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Welcome to August 2014 "In Word & Image" at The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with a visual and a devotional thought! Ruminate with me. Be inspired in your heart. Be captivated by His beauty. Be enriched in the timeless treasury of His gifts. Be challenged to go forth with purpose and … [Read more...]

Three Blogging Gals Blogging

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Well, it looks like everyone's been so busy coming to the end of summer this month, that we've all been dancing around our long lists of "to-do's" - with the Writer's Blogging Challenge coming in a little late for me and three blogging gals. A couple of weeks ago, I was featured at Enthusiastically Dawn's place as a Blogging Gal answering four … [Read more...]

The Making of Miracles: Update!

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SOMETIMES THE TEARS just flow. Burdens get so heavy and decisions so difficult that your natural response is to weep. God knows the tears you have cried, and He honors every one of them by transforming them into SEEDS OF HOPE.  REJOICE that your tears are NOT IN VAIN! God CULTIVATES each glistening drop and TRANSFORMS it into a blessing. PTL!   … [Read more...]

Five Minute Friday: Tell Me a Story

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Five Minute Friday: When we take one word and write for five minutes. Where will that word lead? This week: TELL Ready . . . Set . . . GO! Tell me a story I hear those words often. I tell stories for a living. I become the story. My voice, movement and costume embrace character and plot. Planted on a stage. There are plenty of … [Read more...]

As Little Children: Wounded & Abused

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Welcome to August 2014 "In Word & Image" at The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with a visual and a devotional thought! Ruminate with me. Be inspired in your heart. Be captivated by His beauty. Be enriched in the timeless treasury of His gifts. Be challenged to go forth with purpose and … [Read more...]

Five Minute Friday: Fill

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I came into the Five Minute Friday realms towards the end of founder, Lisa Jo Baker's reign. She's passed the torch to Kate Motaung at Heading Home and the party is still on! The writing prompt is given Thursday evenings at 10:00pm and participant bloggers free write on the topic for five minutes - then post. Gah! Without editing?? That's a … [Read more...]

Kid Lit: “I Want to Read Too!”

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It's time to be getting the kids ready to go back to school. In some states school is already in session this first week of August! Whether your kids are in public, private, Christian or enjoying the homeschool experience, the littlest ones often feel left out when big brother and sister get all the back-to-school attention. They want to go to … [Read more...]

As Little Children: Humble

Luke 18:17, the writers reverie, children

Welcome to "In Word & Image" at The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with unique visuals and a devotional thought! Ruminate with me. Be inspired in your heart. Be captivated by His beauty. Be enriched in the timeless treasury of His gifts. Be challenged to go forth with purpose and live … [Read more...]

Writer’s Blog Hop & New Pen Friends

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Enthusiastically Dawn sent me a characteristically enthusiastic invitation a couple of weeks ago. I was honored that she thought of ME.  She thought I'd be game for an intriguing blog hop for writers: to encourage, inspire and introduce us, one to another, with answers to four questions on our writing life, and our introduction of three blog … [Read more...]

Writing His Answer with Great Joy!

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July is past and August upon us! How I anticipated this time - AFTER my time at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference on the beautiful campus of Cairn University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Marlene Bagnull has been coordinating writer's conferences for 31 years and her tireless efforts to encourage and equip writers to "Write His … [Read more...]

All Things Bright & Beautiful Link-up #4

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Summer is swiftly passing! So swiftly, in fact, that June buzzed right by without an All Things Bright & Beautiful Link-up! That was the week I had been swept away with grand-girl adventures in New England which I detailed in this post:   Ain't she sweet? So, please forgive me that I was a bit distracted with such a … [Read more...]

Just an Old-Fashioned Birthday

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These days, when someone is having a birthday, we get a notification on Facebook to send them a birthday wish. The recipient is inundated with multitudes of good wishes - simply type and press enter! There are still those of us who prefer an old-fashioned birthday with visuals, thank you. As for me, I went to my favorite vintage postcard … [Read more...]

Martha Washington in Bloom

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Preparing for the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer's Conference this month has me remiss in Blogland. I am barely lurking and only posting once a week. Thanks, Lisa Jo, for the Five Minute Friday writing prompt! The word for the week is BLOOM. Ha! Great word! This week was my monthly gig at The Garden Center @ Seper's Nursery where I … [Read more...]

Cat Talk: You Don’t Belong There

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Five Minute Friday writing prompt: BELONG "You don't belong there." I say to my cat, sweeping him gently off the counter. "You don't belong there!" I shout at my cat, knocking him swiftly off the manuscript papers I just spent hours organizing on my desk. "You don't belong there . . . " I sigh to my cat as I painstakingly pull him from … [Read more...]

Five-Minute Fridays: Pounding Imperfection

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Five-Minute Friday brings the challenge of the word, EXHALE. Ready - Set - Go: Pushing . . . pounding . . . pressure. Her hands whirled over my back with rhythmic furor. And, all I was called to do was to just lay there. Prostrate. Motionless. Allowing her trained fingers, knuckles and fists to do their work. Breaking my knots. … [Read more...]

Patriotic Banner for the 4th!

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Strike up the band! We're celebrating 238 years since the historic signing of our nation's Declaration of Independence! I am ever reminded of the providential hand of God in the establishment of our nation and love to re-read some of the stirring and inspiring primary source documentations of what was in the mind and heart of this historic … [Read more...]