Why I'm Giving Up

A friend of mine gave me one of those looks. The kind that’s supposed to mirror encouragement but ends up scrunching into what he really feels for me instead. Pity....more

Does It Ever Quit?

A Little InterventionIt was one of those kinds of days. Beginning of the week after being on vacation. Dreary out. Sore throat. And by 9:00 that morning, I was pretty confident strapless bras were from the devil. No doubt about it, my day was in serious need of a little intervention.Even though it stopped raining right before lunch, I’d already had my sights set on Starbucks. Green tea to the rescue!...more

What's a Little Turbulence

I quickly realized I'd fastened my seat belt a little too tightly. I pushed up my sleeves and wrestled to loosen the strap. Man, it was hot in there....more

How Can You Ask Me That?

Journey with me for a sec .Knelt down, you tighten your shoelaces. The early morning wind carries faint traces of the sun’s warmth over your arms. You tuck that loose strand of hair back into your ponytail, take a deep breath, and rise to your feet.The bleachers stand before you. Tall. Glistening in the sunlight. Ready to be tackled.Ear buds in, game face on, you rock on the balls of you feet, inhale, and go for it! One stair. Two. You lift your knees, steady your breaths. The higher you climb, the greater the burn, but you keep pushing....more

Is It All A Waste?

“I don’t like them.” Dave’s forehead scrunched with his honest confession.“They’re Macintosh.” What else could I say?“Really?” He pulled his lips to the side. “But they’re all bruised and mushy.”{The horror!}...more

10 Winter-Hater Game Changers

So, this actually happened. Just a random day at the Walton house....more

March Madness Giveaway

Anybody else ever feel like finding clean fiction can be a bit of a challenge?Here’s a fantastic chance to support authors who’ve taken a stand to write and promote compelling reads without the explicit scenes that can sometimes overshadow a meaningful story.Who doesn’t love free stuff, right? Especially books. This is a HUGE giveaway from over 30 authors. Love it! Genres include:...more

So You Want to Boycott Fifty Shades of Grey

We’ve heard from the critics. Read the reviews. Voiced our own—whether we’ve read the books or not. There’s no question. We all have a viewpoint on the matter. Same as any time something scales the walls of mainstream culture to the point we can no longer ignore it. Propagating an opinion isn’t the problem. Offering a solution is.We could picket. Sign petitions. Boycott movie theaters and bookstores. But would it matter?...more

When Your Heart Forgets Its Song

“How’s your heart?”“Excuse me?” It wasn’t that I hadn’t heard him. I had. But it wasn’t a question I was prepared to answer.He smiled with non-expendable patience. “How’s your heart?”...more

What Would Change If You Could See What I See?

“Growing up, when all the other kids were daydreaming about being doctors, firefighters, and veterinarians, I was the one shrinking down in my chair, hoping the teacher didn’t call on me . [May dad] taught me to believe I could do something meaningful with my life. That I could make an impact, you know? . But the truth is, I’m scared. Scared he’s right, and I’m totally blowing it. And even more afraid he’s wrong.” Eyes Unveiled ...more