I met Beth at the very first writers conference I attended. It was her first conference too. One night close to the end of the week we sat drinking Starbucks and eating chocolate (a survival mechanism at writers conferences) while sharing our dreams and laughter. Beth can always make you laugh. She had just quit her job to write full… Read More Guest Blogger: Beth Pensinger
The Cotton Exchange, downtown Wilmington, NC This Christmas season seemed to be extra crazy. I heard myself saying with my outside voice, “I am so ready for Christmas to get here so I can be done!” As soon as the words rolled out of my mouth I desperately wanted to rewind them back. I was… Read More Next Year’s Christmas: What will you do differently?
I am a people person, and in the past I really didn’t like being alone. I didn’t like to shop, eat at restaurants, or exercise alone. But I’ve learned through the years that being alone is a big part of growing up–at least it has been in my life. I remember how shocked and hurt I was the first year of marriage… Read More Not Alone: My New Walking Buddy
It must be going around the e-mail circuit. I haven’t seen it, but maybe you have. As a friend and I closed our phone conversation the other day, she said, “Oh…oh…oh…let me see. How do I phrase it…wait a minute. I have to ask you something. Something somebody asked me the other day.” She paused for a… Read More More than a Turkey: Whatcha’ Thankful for?