Guest Posting: The Ministry of Vintage Christmas Toys and Joys

It's always a Very Vintage Christmas in my home! I’m not ashamed to admit that I remain connected to the wonder and delight of my youth. Especially at Christmas we should strive to do so—entering the blessed season as a little child. To own tangible elements of days long gone captivates my present heart with pause. And, in pausing . . . the power … [Read more...]

Pilgrims, Soapboxes, Teapots, and Podcasts

And first of ye occasion and industments ther unto; the which that I may truly unfould, I must begine at ye very roots & rise of ye same. The which I shall endevor to manefest in a plaine stile, with singuler regard unto ye simple trueth in all things, at least as near as my slender judgemente can  attaine the same . . . Opening lines to the … [Read more...]

Basic Ingredients for a Carnival Birthday Party

Oh my! How time does fly!  Seems like yesterday we were calling everyone to prayer for our miracle baby Mackenzie Joy--born three months early and just under two pounds! When it came time to dedicate my first picture book, Mother Chicken's Eggs: Choosing to Grow into Greater Things, I knew she was to be the star of the dedication … [Read more...]

Grand-Girl Pinks

Can I crow? What a grand-girl I have, and beyond blessed I am! A couple of weeks ago my son and daughter-in-love braved the New England winter roads and took a week's vacation to visit Nana with this precious cherub--looking much like her daddy when he was her age! Nana shut down work and social media and thoroughly enjoyed being snowed in in … [Read more...]

Thoughts of December in October

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...]

Support the Fable Springs Parables Project

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...]

3-2-1 Launch PubSlush!

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!

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...]

As Little Children: Growing Up

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

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

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...]

As Little Children: Leading

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...]

The Making of Miracles: Update!

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...]

As Little Children: Wounded & Abused

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...]

Kid Lit: “I Want to Read Too!”

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...]

The Making of Miracles

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...]