Podcast #14: Key of Love & Locked Gates

The Key of Love and Locked Iron Gates is an abridged chapter excerpt from my latest book, The Gatekeeper's Key! CLICK TO VOTE FOR THE GATEKEEPER'S KEY in the INDIE BOOKS AWARDS 2018! Help this important devotional book get into more hands, hearts, and lives this year! Thank you for your support! Read on to learn more . . . Miss Bertram … [Read more...]

Back-to-School with a Jane Austen Book Review

Labor Day weekend means the bins come up from the basement and my house gets a decorative uptick to the next season. In September that means FALL! I deep clean the furnishings and pack away all the red, white, and blue Americana decor for the switch-out to faux fall leaves, bowls of cinnamon smells, pumpkin gourds, and scarecrows. Then, the … [Read more...]

Hodge Podge Holiday Tea

I am totally unprepared for teatime this week!  Just got out all my Christmas tea things - not too many, as it seems - and after taking inventory, I either need to go shopping or be very creative in molding semi-entertaining tea posts this month!Take, for instance, today.  Much too busy at work and will be tomorrow, too.  Ergo - the following … [Read more...]

A Rose by No Other Jane . . .

I do love my husband!He likes to call himself a workhorse.  He seems to thrive on physical activity - working hard and taking from his work a sense of well being.  Though it is heavy work at times, he does enjoy putting our yard in order.  He will be apt to digging what-nots up and replanting them on a whim.  I leave him to it - a simple joy.And, a … [Read more...]

Tea and Sanctuary

Coming to the end of a hectic school year, I am ready for retreat.  Sadly the three months or so I'd like to spend in solace and reverential reflection in a cozy thatched roof cottage somewhere in the middle of an idyllic English countryside village - will not be forthcoming.Not to fear - I have learned the art of creating sanctuary.  A cozy corner … [Read more...]