Holiday

COMMITTED

Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established (Prov. 16:3). When I accepted my call to write for an Audience of One, I immersed myself in oceans of topics. I couldn’t swim fast enough to catch all inspirational waves. Ideas flowed, creativity flooded, and I wrote copious amounts of work. Writing…

TO BEGIN. TO END.

If you have followed the story behind Knee Deep; A 9-month Whirlpool of Handwritten Letters to the Creator, you’ll know this is my most courageous work to publish. I included a Knee Deep excerpt in May and was somewhat relieved when I found out that instead of the anticipated May release, Knee Deep will be…

SPRING PEEPERS

I’ve written FROG Blogs as lessons from a lily pad image. Yesterday I discovered literal frogs. I walked a lake trail to a tranquil spot to write. I stopped at a sitting space that turned out to be different than my anticipated quiet. I became aware of a loud siren that sounded like an ambulance….

PROJECT COURAGE

Knee Deep: A 9-Month Whirlpool of Letters to the Creator will publish this month! In the book, I write a disclaimer about these handwritten letters to my Creator being freely written. The words flow without Grammerly focus or edit. Sometimes these letters are a few sentences, sometimes they’re short rambles. All letters are authentic, told…

KNEE DEEP IN A WHIRLPOOL

May Day! This month, Knee Deep: A Nine-Month Whirlpool of Handwritten Letters to the Creator will be published. It’s my most courageous and vulnerable writing so far. I’ll post store links when the book becomes available. Until then, I practice fervent peace! Grateful for your support on the lily pad of life, Christina

ELABORATE OR ELIMINATE

Six months ago, I declared a New Lease on Life.  I’ve spent November 5-May 5 observing everything without making permanent decisions, other than choosing to grocery shop and practice kindness. I’ve chosen to elaborate on less critical pursuits and eliminate baggage. Rather than writing a six-month confessional, I’ll eliminate tenacious details and elaborate on discoveries….

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Beaten. Shamed. Killed. Seven lives fallen into the hands of abusers. Mark writes about a vineyard owner who hires farmhands to tend his grapes. When harvest time arrives, this winepress CEO sends a servant to collect fruit. The farmers beat his innocent employee. The owner then contracted five other servants to gather harvest. The farmhands…

DILIGENCE

Peaceful waters from the lily pad! For this week’s FROG Blog, I share a treasure I have posted in my Martha & Mary Writing Studio. It’s been years since I found this and wish the source had credited its author. His or her literary gift reminds me that words written (or spoken) today impact tomorrow…

ABUNDANCE

I announce my 2021 Word of the Year! ABUNDANCE. Last year, I chose DECIPHER to practice inner growth. The decipher premise stemmed from a need to check motive: my use of time, personal connections, spending and saving money, energy output etc. What motive manifested my habits? This year’s word is ABUNDANCE. I’m challenging myself to…

LIBRARY CHALLENGE

I’m working on next week’s FROG blog about my 2021 Word of the Year to Practice: Abundance. The next 3 books in the FROG Blog series are in various pieces, with intent to publish them this year: Knee Deep, Tadpoles and Poetry Pod. I ask for your help in one of my challenges this year!…