Take a leap and go for it!

Go For It! As a writer of romantic suspense and small-town contemporary novels, I often think about my characters and their struggle to find happiness while in difficult situations. Being positive can be elusive, but they search for the inner strength to continue toward their goals. In other words, they go for it. I sometimes…

Enjoy the View

Yep, you caught me! I’m a peeper.  Recently, we downsized from our home of twenty-plus years to a home with a view. I love living on the lake. I love the water. I love watching the boats speed by, and I love the beautiful sunsets.  But most of all, I love watching the creatures that…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, June 13

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “You always pass failure on the way to success.” ~ Mickey Rooney Reggi Allder “When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let it…

It’s Perfect!

Handsome and I love to watch movies. Over Memorial weekend, we traveled to our favorite spot for some quiet time. TCM and a few other channels were showing lots of war movies. I watched some I had never seen before. Not long before that, TCM hosted a series about courtroom dramas. One, Handsome had never…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, June 6

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” ~Elbert Hubbard, writer Reggi Allder “The first step toward getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you…

What do you do with disappointments?

Disappointments. Pesky little things that can derail a person’s well-planned life, and yet with the right perspective that sometimes only time and distance can give, a failure can, in fact, morph into valuable insight. There are a number of sayings that cover the subject of this message. The most recognizable is probably that “every dark…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, May 30

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WORDS OF COURAGE Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” ~ Will Rogers Reggi Allder “Just be your self. Everybody else is already…

Enjoy the Now

My husband and I are about to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary on June 5. As a part of that celebration, I’ve been preparing a power point presentation for the small party and looking back over 50 years of pictures and memories. It’s been fun even though the work has taken me away from my…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, May 23

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WORDS OF COURAGE Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test…

Daring to imagine possibilities!

“You are daring to imagine that you could have a different life.” That’s a quote from the movie “You’ve Got Mail.” When all the odds are stacked against Kathleen Kelly and she finally admits defeat and decides to close her small bookshop, her mother’s friend offers those words of encouragement. Change often requires a little…