Election Day (Peanuts Style)!

Happy Election Day! Ok, so it isn't really Thursday yet. It's Tuesday, November 8th, 2016. And it's been quite a while since I've posted a throwback picture book, but this one is too good not to share a few days early. So here's a little light-hearted distraction to bring you a smile as we wait for all the poll results to come [...]

The True Story of a Common Grackle

Weekend Wonder My daughter and I were spending the afternoon together, a little bit of me time and a little bit of her time. Our day included coffee and doughnut treats, antique shops and thrift stores, and volunteering together at the cat rescue (this one in particular for my little animal lover's soul). We were just walking back to the car [...]

To My Husband On Our Anniversary

To my husband of 16 years, The man who took a chance On saying hi At Sunrise Hall To the girl moving in To Room 314 We were both teenagers You and I Designer Photographer Hard worker Dreamer You drove me to church In your CRX The fast car With the loud speakers And sunroof open Along A1A You proposed In a suit Our toes in the sand Ocean winds On our skin In the clear night sky A barge Anchored offshore I said, "yes" One [...]

Monarch Miracle

A couple years ago my daughter asked for some milkweed and a caterpillar. It was a simple request with amazing results. A wonder filled spring.   And now it's springtime again and there's a special kindergarten class I know studying caterpillars and butterflies. So I collected those images and videos I captured from my little girl's wonder filled spring and made this little video to share. I [...]

The Gift of a Dream

This is a story about my brother David. But really it's my story. It's a deeply personal account of faith and praying for miracles and trusting God regardless of the outcome. God gave me the gift of His love and presence in a dream. I've pondered this for some time and although I don't completely understand it myself, I [...]

The Thing About Photography and Beauty

I recently had an assignment to photograph twenty one women. Spending time preparing the images for the client filled my heart with joy. I saw these women on my screen and saw beauty in each of their faces. But I heard something familiar when I photographed the women, "I hate how I look, I never look good in photographs, I hate [...]

World Blog Book Tour

Thank you, Elizabeth Van Liere, for inviting me to participate in the World Blog Book Tour. Elizabeth Van Liere is the author of Dare to Live: Devotions for Those Over the Hill, But Not Under It! Elizabeth’s articles, poems, children’s stories and devotions have appeared in periodicals for some sixty years. Dare to Live is her first book. Her second book, Laugh. [...]