In a Word or Two – 2015

Every year has its image shaping trends. Be it faddy fashions, mania behaviors, craze diets, or vogue must-see-TV, human history is replete with sages and rages marking the date indelibly with the latest what-all. Buzz-words of the day are especially iconic on this list. Remember when being "swell" turned into "feeling groovy" which became … [Read more...]

The Creative Process–Giraffe Tales

Welcome to "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 for … [Read more...]

Eulogy for a Friend – Farewell David

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...]

Genesis Revelations

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

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...]

Patience in the Paint

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

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: Looking Back to Hope

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

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...]

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...]

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...]

Five Minute Friday: Tell Me a Story

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

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

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...]

As Little Children: Humble

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...]

Writing His Answer with Great Joy!

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...]

Martha Washington in Bloom

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

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...]

Patriotic Banner for the 4th!

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...]

Master Builder Anniversary Reflections

"To the rest of the country, New England has always stood in much the same relation as England has to America -- that of spiritual homeland and mother country."  B.A. Botkin, author of A Treasury of New England Folklore It's July and New England is heavy on my mind. This is a big anniversary month in my life - much of which is connected to New … [Read more...]

New England Travel Journal 2014

One of my favorite things to do each year is taking a vacation to visit my son and his family - and that grand-girl of mine, little Mackenzie Joy! Ed and I drove north some six hours and arrived with hugs and kisses all around and much anticipation for making memories and family fun. Our first day involved some round the house fun as we … [Read more...]

Grand-Girl in the Pink!

I know it's time to parade my Patriotic Pinks this week, but they shall have to wait til the 4th of July Pink Saturday Weekend proper. I've been traveling to patriotic New England - John and Abigail Adams and Paul Revere country - on my bi-annual trip to visit my son and his family. Precious memories are pressed into my heart and plenty of images … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Meme

It's been ten years since I was able to wish my mom a Happy Mother's Day. I think of her with every Floral Frill I create - since she was my first teacher in all things creative and crafty. She loved making art projects. I remember she joined a Craft-of-the-Month Club and took great joy in the popular Paint-by-Number kits of the '60's and … [Read more...]

Dolly & Me Tea: Part 1

I know spring is here for sure! I'm getting ready this week for the annual Dolly & Me Tea sponsored by our local Woman's Club of Vineland and can't be more excited!! My friend, June, organizes the event and always does a wonderful job. I am the "tea mistress" to keep things moving along nicely with stories and interactive elements to engage … [Read more...]