Heartstorm

Once upon a time, the skies were gray, thick with clouds of possibility. She stood outside with her eyes closed and her heart trained to see. They rained down, seeping into her skin and flowing deep inside until bittersweet water bubbled up. The rain coursed through her filling her mind with songs and dreams and … More Heartstorm

Wait for It

Over a month ago, I finished drafting my first novel since Kiera. It was plotted and planned with characters I grew to deeply love, and I was filled with a great sense of purpose as I brought forth the themes that were laid on my heart. It’s always a wonderful experience when a project grabs … More Wait for It

Nothing Is Wasted

My family has been through some things (especially in the last eighteen months or so) that I can tend to wish would never have happened. (I’m still uncomfortable talking about them anywhere, so be warned that this post is going to be a bit vague. 😉 ) The “things” keep coming back now and then … More Nothing Is Wasted

You Are So Loved

Happy Chocolate (and Love!) Day! 😀 Because I’m single, today doesn’t mean a lot to me personally, but it’s been really sweet to see everyone else’s celebrations. To my sister who shared the story of her relationship with her husband, to the fellow church member who posted pictures of her sweet baby valentine, and to … More You Are So Loved

Baby in a Raincoat

Last Thursday, we hurried inside the church building, running a little late and more than a little in danger of getting wet from the rain that poured down. I love rain so much. Thunderstorms as wild and loud as a fireworks show… sheets of rain blowing sideways like unsteady toddlers… drizzles of rain too weak … More Baby in a Raincoat

Longing to Write

I’m writing this from the kitchen table while I babysit breakfast. As soon as the whole kitchen smells like sausage, I will put the eggs in. Something wonderful and a little surprising happened to me last week. I’m in this really weird in-between stage where “Sincerely, Jem” is almost out of my hands and to … More Longing to Write