Podcast #22: Have Yourself a Dickens of a Christmas

Charles Dickens. A name synonymous with Christmas and the staple of literary characters related to the season: Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. I have my collected editions of A Christmas Carol displayed for the festivities this year, as always. In a quiet moment during the holidays, I steal aside to my reading corner … [Read more...]

When Writers Consider the Lilies

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12: 27 NKJV [Tweet "Retreat in a verdant garden setting is always welcome to this writer's heart."] I long for lingering moments in contemplation of the glories of Creation and the … [Read more...]

Are You a Literacy Cat?

I love to read. I love to write. I love cats. Put all three together and you pretty much have the lifestyle elements of my day--topped off by a cuppa tea, of course. Reading in the morning in my "secret place" corner involves my Bible (I'm rediscovering the riches of the Amplified with all those meaty definitions tucked right into the text … [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...]

Mr. Dickens Comes to Tea

"Polly put the kettle on, we'll all have tea . . ."Charles DickensBarnaby Rudge . . . Lady Cordelia calls to her maid as she prepares to greet her guest this morning - Mr. Charles Dickens!  Mr. Dickens is coming to tea . . .To celebrate his birthday, you see . . . Today we mark two hundred years of Dickens' memorable life that has seen more … [Read more...]

Madge & Beryl: On the Town with Tea!

Well, it has been quite of month of merry making and preparations in Pageant Wagon Village!  Everyone has been abuzz with Christmas cheer - happy to herald the seasons festive celebrations marking the birth our our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ - with all the icons of memory making traditions passed from generation to generation.  Decorations, … [Read more...]

Newport Antique Patrol!

So, I was very excited to visit my grandbaby last week in New England!  We spent a delightful afternoon in downtown historic Newport, Rhode Island.  And, of course I got to indulge a simple pleasure of mine . . .Antique Patrol!This being Newport - famous for the rich and the famous - you will find the most amazing items of epic proportion.  … [Read more...]

Sing to Me of Summer . . .

Come!  Savor a little summer with me Set to rhyme and melody . . .   Sing to me of SummerOf a soft and balmy breeze;Wafting lazy days and countless waysTo take repose in ease.Sing to me of SummerAn ode to Heaven's Hand;That slows the pace and stops the race Through the power of sea and sand.Sing to me of SummerFragrant, lush, and green;Whose colors … [Read more...]

Nook What’s New!

"Choose an author as you choose a friend"Sir Christopher Wren   Well, I did it.  Been planning if for a while.  But, today, it is a done deal.  Miss Kathy has officially stepped into a Nook World of reading.  I am compiling my "friend" list of invitee's to my new library!But, first - I must set up all the furniture before I can have anyone take up … [Read more...]