Just Say Yes

We’ve heard, “Just Say No,” a thousand times. No, to things that can harm us. No, when being asked to volunteer when our plate is already full, as we’ve learned our limits and acknowledge that sometimes the word no is necessary and warranted. Have you ever considered saying Yes Yes is a powerful word. It’s…

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Joyful Giving

Have you ever had anyone in your life that is a giver? You know, that kind of person that brings you the proverbial chicken soup when you’re not feeling well. That friend in your life that wants to buy you that item that you loved in the store, but didn’t want to spend the money,…

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Dream Fulfillers

Years ago, my husband wanted a motorcycle; he’d talked about it often, but he honored my wishes to not own one. You see, I worried too much for his safety, and we had small children to raise together. I’d see his eyes light up when one would go by; I knew he was picturing the…

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Dream Instillers

Jealousy of others can be a dream killer, but the reverse is also true. When we are jealous of others, we set ourselves back by comparison, and not living up to our own expectations. Competitors can be your friends. It’s a paradigm shift of sorts where instead of resenting their success, embrace it and learn…

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Dream Killers

Please don’t be like this Life is hard enough, don’t you think? But, have you ever had a dream of doing something and the second that you get the courage to bring it up with your friends and family, it’s brushed aside as if it were silly, unattainable, impractical, too costly, and the list goes…

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Why, Hope from Daffodils:

I didn’t set out to write a book about the meaning of a flower—the story did that. What I discovered is the meaning of the daffodil: a new beginning. Sophie Anderson, the main character, is a florist who suffers a great loss. The love of her life unexpectedly dies, and she is faced with a…

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Embracing Hope

Waking Up to a New Beginning: It isn’t often that I beat myself up. Who am I kidding, I beat myself up all the time! Sure, I know I’m not perfect or some kind of wonder woman, but it would be nice if I could just accomplish what I’d set out to do for the…

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How Do You See 2020?

It’s all in how you look at it. 2020 was a year of great loss for so many of us. To start my year, my beloved mom passed away. It was bittersweet, as she’d wanted to be in heaven for a long time. Looking back, I know it was a blessing to lose her when…

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The Greatest Gift of All:

Days of Olde This time of year we make our list, and as the saying goes, we check it twice. We search for the perfect gifts for our loved ones in hopes that they’ll love them. We decorate our homes with bobbles and things that bring back memories of the past and tradition: those cherished…

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Living a Hope-Filled Life

Welcome to my website; I’m thrilled to have you here. It’s my hope that you will find it enjoyable and enticing as you invite me into your home. Living a hope-filled life is the essence of who I am, and I delve deeper into the promise of hope within my novels, by using its meaning…

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