Holiday Musings

The Grinch Who Stole My Mattress

The resemblance is uncanny, but this is not my husband No, my husband is not Jim Carrey. He doesn’t have a shaggy, lime-green Grinch suit, but his insistence on taking away my Christmas comforts—all year comfort—has me cranky. Grinchy. In the mood to grouse, gripe, suspect everything, inspect and find shortcomings where none exist. Why?… Continue reading The Grinch Who Stole My Mattress

Writer's Tool Box

Life giving you lemons? Thank God.

The choice is yours. Life offers us plenty of raw material. Sometimes its lemons. The end product is what you make of it, though. Pie. Lemon bars. Lemonade. A zinger for hot tea. Or just a lemon. One of my six sisters, who shall remain nameless if only to keep her off her dentist’s radar,… Continue reading Life giving you lemons? Thank God.

Wisdom Reblogged

Deception, Lies, Pressure | Single Christian Girl

Attention writers and readers of Inspy Romance. This just in from Inside Cup. Blogger and devoted Christian, T.R. Noble has some serious charges to level at the Christian Romance genre. Is she right? Wrong? Has the Inspirational market crossed the line into glorified temptation? Or is Noble, despite noble intentions, seeking a scapegoat for fallen… Continue reading Deception, Lies, Pressure | Single Christian Girl

Holiday Musings

Happy Halloween. Now stop haunting yourself

What scares you? While the world preps for Halloween spookies--typically begun long before darkness descends--its time for writers to engage those spirits. The real ones that haunt us on a regular basis: fear, pride, taking on more candy than we can chew. Never letting that manuscript leave home so it'll stay safe from all the… Continue reading Happy Halloween. Now stop haunting yourself