Is Blessing Spelled with a “C”?

I’ve always heard bad luck comes in threes. Don’t you believe it! It comes in waves. Tsunami-sized tidal waves with a single goal: to drown you. Alzheimer’s nightmarish months leading up to the death of my mother in June; the blood, sweat … [Read more...]

The Ride is Over

It’s been a little over a month since Mama died; the rollercoaster ride through hell had ended. A month. Hard to believe. Every day has been stuffed full with the cleaning out my parents’ house... trip after trip to the landfill, boxes and … [Read more...]

Living with Alzheimer’s–The story continues…

I’m writing another GRITS* novel, but this one is a little different than the others. Yes, it’s still set in the South. I chose Amelia Island this time, home of Fernandina Beach, in the northernmost part of Florida, just across the river from Georgia … [Read more...]

Rollercoaster through Hell

The weather echoes my mood. Dense fog and dreariness. Days… no, weeks of it. The wettest February we’ve had in recent history. It doesn’t help that I have the flu, and that my husband will be flying to the other side of the world in a couple of … [Read more...]

Gold at the End of the “Bean-bow”

My grandson is three now. Time marches on, sometimes stomping, marking the passage in loud even steps, but mostly sneaking past on sock-footed tiptoes, surprising me with its silent, relentless pace. Now he’s three, but in a blink, he’ll be starting … [Read more...]

Presenting…Nicki Greenwood

Please join me in welcoming Nicki Greenwood. Hi Nicki. We're so glad to have you visit with us today. I'd like to ask you a few questions for you so my readers can learn a little about you. Let's get started. Can you tell us who your favorite … [Read more...]

Half-Moon Lake

Newest GRITS novel - Half-MoonLake When Kathryn Dorne is summoned to Half-Moon Lake for the reading of her father’s will, she discovers a shocking truth: everything in her life—including her name—is a lie. Learning that her name is Katelyn … [Read more...]

A Year Later….

This time last year Ethan was in ICU fighting for his life. I find myself alternating between thanking God for his healing and crying as I remember the scariest two weeks this mama has ever experienced. He was septic…a mysterious, very rare … [Read more...]

Blessings in Disguise

I can think now. The constant bumps and thumps, the rhythmic pounding from morning until four or five in the afternoon—an entire week of it—is finally over. Now I can meditate and mull over the way God supplies, the way He works all things … [Read more...]

Beauty from a “Beast”

THIS is the wood for the floors? I thought to myself, incredulous, horrified. It had to be the ugliest wood I’dever seen. Ragged ends, split and gnawed off, knot-holed. <Groan> What a mistake! A huge mistake. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. … [Read more...]