So now what?

by I just felt a shift in my purpose. So many thoughts are spinning in my head, I figured I should sit down and write something. It’s clear that my home life is changing before my eyes. I’m only responsible for Kyle’s daily needs now. The other two are older, and are not really here […]

Sins of the mother/father…

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by I started a discussion on Facebook today about children and whether we adults owe them access to their non-custodial parent’s family. Know that I do personally know a few awesome dads who do the then and the then-some, so this one is just as valid for you guys–do you allow your kids access to […]

Jab, jab, jab, upper-cut…

by Mercy. Grace. Undeserved kindness. Love. Forgiveness. Peace. These are some of the best gifts I’ve ever received, and as such, they’ve allowed and encouraged me to do nice things for others on occasion. The truth is I’m not a nice person; it is never my first inclination to reach out. Do this exercise with […]

It’s Not Always Obvious…

by Today’s thought comes with an excerpt from one of my novels. I chose this piece because of the letter on the Steve Harvey Show this morning, and how often we miss the subtle and excuse the not-so-subtle signs of abuse, but never call it what it is–abuse. And the thing is nobody said these […]

Do it for YOU.

by “Whatever you are doing, work at it whole-souled as for Jehovah, and not for men.”–Col 3:23 (NWT) Sounds conflicting, but let me explain. You know how we do so many things for our kids, making sure they don’t lack where we did, and providing better than we had? Well, we messed up on that […]

Can’t dodge em all.

by The truth of the matter is at some points in your life, you will be taken advantage of, used, manipulated, overlooked, undervalued, cheated on, lied to, ridiculed, persecuted. You can’t always stay ahead of those who wish to harm you, and you’re not supposed to. Life will not be perfect on this side no […]

Ready for my close-up…

by As I sit here researching, deciding where to plant seeds about my writings, where to send my books, and who would care, I thought about what I would say when the interviewer asks what’s so special about my writing. It occurred to me that somebody else may have the same basic answer, but my […]

It aint easy being green…

by I’m talking green as in new, inexperienced, trying to break into a place you know you belong, but have no idea how to get there from where you are now. Yeah, yeah I’m always a promoter of bigger, better things on the horizon, and “the future is yours to mold” type energy, but every now […]

Back to the drawing board…

by Good Monday morning to you. I had a couple of noteworthy items for discussion today–something encouraging, something not so encouraging, and something curious. You decide which is which. So I applied for this upward mobility job here, and I am what they called “Superior Qualified.” I wasn’t selected though. Last week I read a […]