Eulogy for a Friend – Farewell David

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I lost a dear friend this week. His untimely departure will be a great void in our lives, for though he never grasped the full import of his influence, he was a doorway to so many good things and beauty in so very many lives during his short 26 years.  David Lord was a bright young man whom I had the pleasure of working with through many years … [Read more...]

Pink in the Parable

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[Tweet "The outdoor stage was set!"] Glorious Autumn mums in shades of pink and gold peppered the harvest motif, surrounded by white hydrangeas, deep pink crape myrtle and magnolias. Bales of straw became a staging area for orange and white pumpkins, while the rustic farm-stand towered over all announcing that one had entered the idyllic world … [Read more...]

Genesis Revelations

George MacDonald, creation, Genesis 1

Welcome to October 2014 "In Word & Image" @ The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with visuals & 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...]

Spinning Fear & Pain into Gold

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Welcome to October 2014 "In Word & Image" @ The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with visuals & 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...]

Thoughts of December in October

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The change of season brings with it the harsh realization that another year is swiftly coming to a close in less than three months! Pinterest worthy recipes pepper social media with suggestions for Thanksgiving and Christmas baking. [Tweet "Pro-active families ready lists with plans for the fast approaching holidays."] It is easy to get … [Read more...]

Patience in the Paint

Ephesians 2:10, painting, masterpiece

Welcome to October 2014 "In Word & Image" @ The Writer's Reverie! Each week I explore monthly themes using Scripture combined with visuals & 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...]

Memorial Stones: Pathways to Peace

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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...]

Support the Fable Springs Parables Project

fable springs parables, pageant wagon publishing, pubslush

After ten years as a performance storyteller of truth-telling tales in the tradition of the classics, I'm expanding into independent publishing! A talented team plus peer mentors are in place. But, funding for production and marketing must be raised to put my Christian living and family discipleship materials into your hands! Your generous … [Read more...]

Fall Teatime with Mother Chicken

Fable Springs Parables, Mother Chicken's Eggs, cat, teatime, fall

Welcome Fall and Teatime in Blogland! What a whirlwind of a summer I had! I completely missed all the summer teatimes in the swirl of all my life changing busy! Fall finds me trying to get my bearings in the middle of the biggest thing I have ever set myself to do! Stopping for tea with harvest themes and a couple dear friends is just the … [Read more...]

Pink Perspectives

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Have you seen the headlines? Gah! There are just so many things happening in this world that make the heart sick. It's easy to allow the atrocities of others to permeate your serenity and take captive your peace in light of current events. Fear and worry seem to be our daily companions these days. But, a little Pink Perspective is useful to … [Read more...]

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!

The Town Square

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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It's Tech Tuesday this third week of September and I'm a guest contributing writer for Julie at Christian Mommy Blogger! Happy to share these tips on blogging best practices to help us all be quality communicators for Christ! Too little. Too late. Blog post blunders glare in the wake of too little time spent proofreading the text. Your post … [Read more...]

As Little Children: Growing Up

1 Peter 2:2-3, Bible

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

children, 1 John 4:4

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

sand art, VBS, writers reverie, Philippians 1:11

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...]