Why I write

I am participating in a 7-day blogging challenge and Day #1 is to share my manifesto, as in, “Why I write”. Eight years ago, I wrote this in my first ever blog post: “Perhaps I am being a follower, but reading other people’s blogs has inspired me to create my own. I like to write, and … [Read more…]

Remembering Joy

This past week, I played handbells for the first time in three years….THREE YEARS. This is kind of a big deal. My history with musical instruments isn’t very consistent. I loved piano lessons in elementary school, but as I got older, other activities became priorities (and now I wish I would have stuck with it). I … [Read more…]

A Tale of Two Halves

I was watching football this weekend (and there have been some great playoff games) and began thinking about the correlation between the first half of a football game and the first half of my 2016. The first half of a sporting event is often filled with anticipation and excited energy. Things may start off a … [Read more…]