On Greek Drama: Tragedy and Comedy

Welcome back to our continuing inspirational series, Classic Thoughts & Journal Prompts, featuring word and image memes created by homeschool student, Haley Richardson, we enjoy our weekly essay reading and discussion about Western thought and literature in Invitation to the Classics. This past week we read three essays about the Golden Age of … [Read more...]

Patriots, Petticoats, and Providential History

PROVIDEN'TIAL, adjective Effected by the providence of God; referable to divine providence; proceeding from divine direction or superintendence; as the providential contrivance of things; a providential escape from danger. How much are we indebted to God's unceasing providential care! Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the English Language I … [Read more...]

Book Retreat & Storytelling Break

As launch month for my latest high concept picture book, Bugaboo-Bee's Bop: Patience for the Prize, comes to a close in the next week, I am taking joy in a job well done. BUT . . . [Tweet "With every job well done, we need to take a break from all the doing."] Just a BLOGGING BREAK, mind you. I have a full plate and just can't eat it all! … [Read more...]

Retreat and Breathe: Part 1

I left with far too much undone. There were bank statements to balance, special orders to fill, blog posts to write, manuscripts to prepare and - worst of all - my office and sewing room were filled to the gills with bins and piles of prospective vintage Etsy items and vendor displays screaming for my attention. Now - I love a good hat and I … [Read more...]

A Christmas Tea Birthday!

My friend's daughter turns five years old this month.  Of course, there must be a party to celebrate!A Christmas Tea Birthday Party was planned, and Miss Kathy was invited to attend in all her tea party and storytelling glory!  To be sure, such an event was not to be missed!Dressing in my flowing lace ensemble, I packed up some story boxes filled … [Read more...]

Miracles in Small Packages

Miss Kathy People always seem to be fascinated by what I do."A storyteller?"  they muse.  "That sounds so . . . interesting . . . "Then, as if connecting with something long lost in the depths of their beings, they'll smile with a gleam of realization sparkling suddenly in their eyes.  "That sounds like so much fun!  I would love to do … [Read more...]

A Season for Change: Re-arranging Furniture

Well, the spring bin is emptied, and the living room and dining room are refreshed with seasonal decor celebrating bird houses, bunnies, and bouquets.  Been moving some furniture around, cleaning under couches, behind dressers, and between bookcases.  Made quite a mess in the process of the transition, too.  Now, though, I can sit back and enjoy … [Read more...]

The Writer’s Reverie

Despite all my best intentions, I got bogged down with my blog in 2010.  Blogging is a hobby - and I have precious little time to explore hobbies when my vocation beckons.  Actually, I turned my hobby into my vocation, so I am not without respites of joyful activity.  I love my job - my ministry, if you will - as a professional storyteller, … [Read more...]