Book Review of The Deepest Waters

One of the things I wanted to be certain of as I wrote my novel, From Shards to Sea Glass, was that everything was believable. There is one scene toward the end of the book where my protagonist is tied to a pole in the frigid waters of the Atlantic. I feared people would think…

Finding Peace

According to some, this world was created as a result of chaos–where the intricate details of life evolved from a “big bang” of some sort. I don’t have enough faith to believe in evolution and believe instead what the Bible says…that God created the world and all that is in it. I have never seen beauty and peace–quiet…

Keeping Clean Inside and Out

With COVID-19 awareness, everyone is keeping themselves and their surroundings extra clean. I know my family and I are trying our best to keep our hands washed and surfaces clean. This, of course, is not only for our own benefit but to help others too. Also, it’s March 19, the first day of spring, and…

Seeing 20/20 in 2020

Having “20/20 vision” is more accurately stated as having “20/20 visual acuity,” or how sharp my vision is at reading a Snellen eye chart from 20 feet away. If I can read a certain line at this distance I have a normal sharpness of vision. The year 2020 makes me wonder… How sharply are my…

Not a winner, but…

I was graciously given the opportunity to submit From Shards to Sea Glass into the 27th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards competition. No, it did not win. But… I do not know how many judges read my book; however, each entry receives a commentary from a judge. Below is what I received today–cut and…

A Historical Short Story

It all started while thumbing through pictures of teacups on Ebay two summers ago. The heading on one caught my attention: “A hidden lady….” Of course I was intrigued! Who doesn’t want to be privy to something such as this? I thought the lady would be somewhere in the design, when, alas, she was actually…

Empathizing with Job

I’m reading through the book of Job in my devotions right now, and today while reading chaper 19 these two verses popped out: “Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!” Job 19:23-24…

Changes and Diversions

When I saw this sign on a busy London street, I immediately thought of my writing and had to snap a picture. How often I’m diverted from sitting down and just writing! I start in on my novel and decide I should stop and read a book…or two…first for research. I start again and get…

What shall it profit a man…

I’ve read in the news this past week that not just one but two billionaires have died–Chris Cline and Ross Perot. Can you imagine being a billionaire? I certainly can’t. I can’t even fathom being a millionaire. No doubt these men worked hard for their wealth, and while I applaud them for their grit and…