A Living, Breathing, Growing Family

When the word family is mentioned, what is your initial response? Is it joy? Hope? Heartache? Pride? Security? Distress? Dread? Unity? Drama? Frustration? Encouragement? Embarrassment? Solidarity? Sorrow? Perhaps your reaction is a combination of all or many  of these things. Maybe it will change tomorrow or next week or even later this very day. Chances…

God’s Voice in a Child’s Ear

Originally posted on Stephanie Rodda:
Adults,whether they themselves have been awakened spiritually or not, often find it difficult to accept that a child can hear from God. The spiritual testimony, experience or opinion of a child may be deemed sweet, yet doubtful or dismissed without consideration. I think that this is a result in large…

Assumptions: Ten Steps to Avoid Them

I’ve been considering how assumptions can strain even the strongest of relationships. An assumption can compromise trust on both sides. An assumption often means choosing to believe the worst when we could have chosen to believe the best. An assumption is often the result of fear or insecurities, a self-protection mechanism. An assumption rarely makes…

Rewrites

I’m admittedly new to this author adventure. So, I’m learning a LOT along the way, so very much. Sometimes I learn what not to do by doing the wrong thing and realizing that did not work. I’ve decided that writing a book is a lot like living your life. Here is what I mean.  I…