“…whatsoever things are lovely…”

When I fold laundry, I like to fold as many things into drawers as possible. This saves time and prevents piles from tumbling and having to be refolded. While placing items in a drawer the other day, my gaze fell to this beautifully wrapped bar of soap. My senses were immediately pleased–it smells dreamy and…

Book Review–The Tunnels Under our Feet

I purchased the book, The Tunnels Under our Feet by Tracy Beach, for research for my upcoming novel (notice the sticky tabs!). I couldn’t get the book through the library and couldn’t find any other non-fiction books specifically about tunnels, so I ordered this through Amazon. (You can purchase a copy of this book HERE)….

First Place Readers’ Award Winner!

I’m very honored to announce that From Shards to Sea Glass won first place in the inspirational division of the 2019 Wisconsin Romance Writers of America Write Touch Readers’ Award contest. To God be the glory!

Seeing One’s Potential

In From Shards to Sea Glass the protagonist, Claire, held a teacup decorated with pinecones and tassels and saw it as more than just a vessel to sip tea from–she saw potential that doubtless no one previously had even considered.  If she had been able to act upon her idea, the teacup would have retained…

Are you being controlled?

Are you in a relationship with a control freak? You know what a control freak is, and you know if you are in a relationship with one (a friend, a parent, a child, someone you’re dating, a spouse). Oh, you might not have noticed it at first–controllers are so subtle. They flatter then demoralize. They…

Magazine Winner and Latest Projects

First of all, there is a winner of the March/April 2019 issue of Beachcombing Magazine, and I hope to pop it in the mail as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone who entered! I’ve been working on some projects lately. The major one has been proofreading my brother’s 366-day devotional through the Song of…

For the Love of the Beach–A Giveaway

Looking out my window, all I see is a sea of white. It has been a very snowy February here in Wisconsin, and we’re expecting more in the next few days. Though certainly not impossible, searching for beach glass this time of year can be challenging, and for me it would be difficult, cold, and…

Why did I start writing?

Great question! For years I was never that interested in being a writer. True, my teachers enjoyed some things I wrote in high school. True, I feel more comfortable writing a letter or sending an email to phoning or even carrying on a conversation with someone. Yes, homeschooling my children helped refresh my grammar skills…but…

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

I was thinking back over the past year, and it has really been quite a year. I think the biggest thing has been the transition from being a writer to an author.  From Shards to Sea Glass had been in the works for over four years, and this year it was published. Praise the Lord…

Corn Chowder Recipe

One thing Claire eats in my book From Shards to Sea Glass is corn chowder. Have you ever had it? I don’t know about you, but now that it’s December, I think more about soups, stews, and chowders. There are many ways to make corn chowder and many other ingredients could be added to this…