Random Musings

Family coins

October 15, 2013

About ten years ago I worked as a church administrator. One of the pastors in the office had a theory about marriage that always stuck with me. The idea is that every relationship has coins. When a spouse does something nice or says something nice, coins are deposited into the partner’s love bank. When a […]

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Fireside bonding

October 8, 2013

This weekend my family had our first fireside afternoon. I got it lit about 2:00 PM and ran out of wood at 10:00. It was the most relaxing, therapeutic, joyful day that I’ve had in a long time. Sharing a fire with people I love rejuvenates my soul. Tweet

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A reader’s voice

October 4, 2013

As a writer I am constantly reminded about the importance of voice. Voice is what stands one writer out from others. If consistent, a good voice can make a career. But the more I write the more I understand that there is another side to the voice discussion that is often overlooked–the power of a […]

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Raising Doubting Thomas

September 20, 2013

My kids are little testers. I have one that tests gravity by using the tops of swing sets (and occasionally house roofs) as balance beams, one that tests every warning for accuracy (including licking a pan to verify that it truly is hot like Mom said), and one that wants proof of biblical teachings. Three […]

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(re)defining me

August 30, 2013

When the youngest of my three kids started school this week, I realized just how much free time I had on my hands. As a stay-at-home mom, I finally have time to pursue my writing passion! Halfway through a romance novel, I was excited to knock it out and see where I wanted to go […]

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The lost art of love letters

August 27, 2013

I have been researching love letters from WWII for the novel that I’m writing. Reading some of letters has almost brought me to tears. There is just something about a handwritten love note that can make even this unemotional chick swoon. Tweet

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Storm warnings in marriage

August 16, 2013

A couple of days ago I was stopped at a red light and I could see the rain on the other side of the intersection. The cars faced me, windshield wipers in motion, and yet my truck was completely dry. As I watched I smiled. In middle of yet another Texas drought, I looked forward […]

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