United We Stand: How do we get through the difficulties that threaten to tear us apart? This was the topic of Sunday's service at the church which I attend. Although it's part of a series titled "Family Stuff," it's also appropriate for what's happening during the post-Trump election. Biblical scriptures are great like that,… Continue reading Jesus Was An Amazing Social Activist
This has been a frightening week, interspersed with personal trying periods, and a need to bury my head for a couple of hours at a time. My daughter texted me after the tragedy in Nice, France. I hated that she felt unsafe. I hated that I couldn't stretch my arms across 1,000 miles and… Continue reading What to Do When You Don’t Feel Safe
Are you excited for what's ahead in 2016? I am. The year 2015 had its up's and downs. I think of the 'downs' as learning opportunities and the 'up's' as blessings. WordPress and Grammarly sent me year-end reports which reminded me of my writing during the past year. Their graphic reports were very cool with stats… Continue reading Top 5 Posts of 2015 – An Authentic Cultural Experience
This quote resonates with me. In my blog bio, I say something similar about the type of fiction I write for young adults and adults. In my youth, violence, gangs, and drugs surrounded my neighborhood. During my adult career in juvenile justice and corrections, the same issues were part of my daily life, but I… Continue reading Why Do You Write?