Planning for the Pantser

In NaNoWriMo, there are two types of writers: planners and pantsers. Planners make plans. They outline their novel. They know what each chapter is going to be about. They have a plan they follow. Pantsers (pants-ers) fly by the seat of their pants. They wing it. They start with an idea and freewrite. I’m a […]

What Does Turning 32 Mean?

Today I turned 32 and one of my first thoughts was, “I don’t know what this age means.” Sixteen meant freedom because I can drive. Eighteen meant possibilities because I entered college. Twenty-one meant responsibilities because I was legally a full-pledged adult. With every age since then, I’ve had an idea of what that age […]

First Weekend Fun of the New Year

How did your new year begin? Chaotic and stressful? Relaxing and fun? Mine was congested, as in I have a cold! I know quite a few people who are under the weather so I pray for healing for all of you. Drink lots of fluid and take lots of rest. And if you’re not sick, […]

Looking Forward to 2017

How do you enter a pool? Do you cannonball in, making the biggest splash you possibly can? Or do you walk down the steps, ease yourself in, hop around the cool water until your body adjusts to the temperature? I’m the latter. At least when it comes to everyday things, I like to ease into […]

Weekend Fun and a Tale as Old as Time

It’s been a long while since I did a Weekend Fun post or any blog post for that matter. I’m emerging from NaNoWriMo, which is like getting off a boat after being at sea for a while or returning home from a long vacation. There’s an adjustment period where I have to re-learn grace as […]

Rejoicing in God

Scripture Text: Ecclesiastes 9:7-9 Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do.¬†Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil. Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has […]