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 […]

Caution: Transition Ahead

The whole world is in transition whether we like it or not. States waver between opening and staying closed. People debate whether to wear a mask or not. Students are either worried whether school will start up again or relieved that it might be delayed.  People are working to correct injustices made to minorities.  How can we do better. Transition […]

Lessons Learned in June (2020 Edition)

I feel like April and May flew by, and then in June, time slowed down.  I enjoyed the slower days. When my husband was home, we spent a lot of time dreaming and thinking about what’s next for us.  Many mornings began with dodging rain drops on my run. I watched too many Hallmark movies and drank a lot of […]

Asking For Help

It happened so quickly. My hand hit the off key on my computer and it crashed.   The computer is not fixable by my techie husband and will need to go to an Apple store on the other side of the ocean. All of this could have been prevented if I would have thought through my actions or if I would […]