A Study in Summer: Hide and Seek

“Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare, And left the flushed print in a poppy there. ” ~ Francis Thompson, “The Poppy,” 1891 (This is a repost of a blog journal entry I wrote years ago, pre-pandemic. But I wanted to share it because while it’s slightly melancholic it’s also filled with hope. I hope you…

New Beginnings

The picture below is one I found many years ago when I was letting go of something that meant a lot to me. Something I really didn’t want to let go of. One day I was walking in the mall and went into this really cool little store that was filled with plaques, pictures, posters,…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, July 26

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme IN TIMES OF TROUBLE and ideas for finding joy, peace, humor, and inspiration. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight about each author. Tell someone they’ve made a difference. Perhaps they did or said something…

2020 Mid-Summer Middle Grade & Young Adult Book List

I’m so happy about the new direction this blog has taken, and we’re all working hard behind the scenes to make this a place of beauty and courage and perseverance. One of the things we’re all passionate about is literacy. So, with that in mind, I’m posting my bi-annual reading list for preteen and teen…

What Provides Inspiration? Certainly not a Colonoscopy

Like many of you, staying at home because of Covid gave Handsome and I have found inspiration to work on projects around the house. We are avid fans of HGTV. So we have been educated enough to be dangerous. We’ve worked on the yard. Reworked our garages, adding new openers and electrical outlets for future…

Yoga During A Trying Time By Pat Amsden

Could adding yoga to your day give you the stress relief and flexibility to make a difference in your life? It works for Dr. Oz, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Mcconaughey, David Beckham and Kate Hudson to name just a few.

Sunday Lines: Sunday, July 19

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme IN TIMES OF TROUBLE and ideas for finding joy, peace, humor, and inspiration. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight about each author. “Without our memories, what do we have really? A fancy house, a…

WORD BY WORD #1

Hopefully, you’ve read the last post on the Sisterhood of Suspense blog by Kathryn Jane, called Change. She explained exactly what’s happened here: https://sisterhoodofsuspense.com/2020/07/02/change/https:/ We’ve morphed into a new entity. One we hope you will continue to follow as we strive to be positive, uplifting, and encouraging in trying times. Truth be told, all times…

Sunday Lines: In Times of Trouble

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme IN TIMES OF TROUBLE Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight about each author. Find solace in a good book. Vicki Batman At the end of every day, write down just one thing you are…