Intended Consequences

So many of our actions have unintended consequences. As humans, our minds are not made to see every possible outcome of each decision. Most of the time, we see the situation from our point of view and if we are lucky maybe at least one other point of view. From an outside perspective, some of the consequences seem obvious. For […]

What’s Saving My Life Right Now (2021 Edition)

In a year of transitions, craziness due to COVID and elections, and just life in general, sanity can sometimes be difficult to find. Finding what grounds us and keeps us sane is essential to not only living but being resilient in an ever changing world. Every year Modern Ms Darcy encourages bloggers to link up with her about what is […]

December Reads (2020 Edition)

This fall, I felt like I was navigating new terrain. Things often seemed uphill and rocky at times as I learned new technology, reconnected with family and friends, and experienced American politics first hand. They say that returning to your home culture can often be more challenging than going to a new culture. Things are the same yet they aren’t. […]

It’s Time to Rebuild

Rebuild: To build something up after it has been damaged or destroyed Our world is broken.  People are hurting due to natural disasters, disease, broken relationships, social injustice, and so much more. For the past 12 years, I have lived in countries that were trying to rebuild. With my team and local friends, I would feel the ups and downs of the rebuilding process. […]

Transition Lessons: Fall 2020

There’s a book on my to-read list called Life is in the Transitions.  I figure the author might have some good advice as I seem to be always in transition.  Do you ever feel the same way?  Life is changing whether we like it or not.  It might be our choice.  We change jobs or move to a new location.  Or […]

Transition and Threadbare Prayers

 We moved back to the states in July to a US in transition. Life in the season of COVID-19 is much different for everyone not just those of us moving back to our home country or to a new location. How we go about our daily lives is different. In some ways, we are more distant and in other ways, we are […]

Wrought of Silver and Ravens: Book Review

Today I am again participating in the Tattered Slippers release and blog tour.  The Tattered Slippers are six retellings of The Twelve Dancing Princesses by six different authors, each one fantastic and magical. You don’t want to miss any of them! If you want to check out the other books, reviews and even some character interviews, click here.  Today’s focus is Wrought of Silver […]

Poisson’s Dance Review

Today I am participating in the Tattered Slippers release and blog tour.  The Tattered Slippers are six retellings of The Twelve Dancing Princesses by six different authors, each one fantastic and magical. You don’t want to miss any of them! If you want to check out the other books, reviews and even some character interviews, click here.  Today’s focus is Poison’s Dance […]

The Dancing Princess Review

Some of my favorite summer memories growing up were sleeping over at my Grandma’s house and reading her Good Housekeeping magazines. I especially like the novella that was included in each magazine.  It was liked reading a book in an hour or two.  This week I am back at the house my Grandmother lived in.  Instead of a Good Housekeeping novella, […]

Listening and Learning

Over the past few years, my husband and  I have enjoyed reading books together. We will often be reading the same fiction books but separately.  Since we don’t always read at the same pace, we will often try to get hints of future events out of the person who is ahead in their reading. That person is usually me. Other […]