The Pain in the World

After my six year old daughter died of leukemia I thought I wasn’t going to be able to live through the pain. And I wrestled with God. I screamed at Him. But deep down I  knew that even if He had come Himself, and sat down beside me to explain to me why it had […]

When Something’s not quite

When I finished Gasparilla’s Treasure. I could tell that something wasn’t just right. I knew there was more to the story so I decided to do in depth character studies. Just yesterday I found my research notebook. I had written several pages about each character, things like their favorite color, their fears, their most embarrassing […]

You Decide

You Decide From the moment we wake up till the very second we lay our heads on our pillows at night, our days are made up of a string of decisions, one after another. From simple ones, like what to wear that day, to deeper more meaningful choices like how we to respond to the […]

Where is joy?

Where is Joy, Mama? She is dancing in the wind. She is sparkling in the sunshine. She is laughing in your friend. She is playing in your smile and Splashing on the shore. She is singing with the birds and Opening up a door. And on the grayer days she is  napping quietly  under blankets […]

Laundry Chute!

Laundry, Chute!   A shrill alarm sounds in the hall, then still and quietness. I rush toward the siren call, to rescue my red dress.   The latch released, I close my eyes then lunge into the dark, to free the poly-cottons from the hot breath of the shark.   I dump them on the […]