Advent Stories, Part 4

Hello friends! Here is my 4th and final installment of the writing challenge hosted by my friend, Rachel. I’m late in posting because we spent the last week visiting family in Montana to celebrate Christmas. This part concludes the short story of Jon and Hope. The prompt: Love. Hope watched the road from the bigContinue reading “Advent Stories, Part 4”

Advent Stories, Part 2: Faith

Hello, friends! My friend Rachel is hosting an Advent Season fiction writing challenge, and I thought it would be fun to take part. Each week, she’ll post a prompt, and I’ll write a short fiction piece related to the prompt. I hope you enjoy this little series, and I’m excited to see where the weeklyContinue reading “Advent Stories, Part 2: Faith”

Christmas Traditions: Food

This weekend, we will bake. Food is a favorite way to celebrate and mark traditions around here. In a year when many other traditional ways we would celebrate aren’t possible, we are holding tightly to this one. There will be literal piles of cookies in my kitchen. It makes me happy just thinking about it.Continue reading “Christmas Traditions: Food”

Today I noticed… {A Writing Prompt Reflection}

I’ve been doing a 10 day writing challenge using the opening prompt, “Today I noticed…” I wrote this on Saturday, after we experienced 6 inches of snowfall. Our trees hadn’t yet shed their leaves for the winter, and many weren’t ready to bear the weight of the snow with the leaves. Today I noticed theContinue reading “Today I noticed… {A Writing Prompt Reflection}”

The Plum Tree: A Writing Wednesday Poem

It’s #writingwednesday!! I’m so excited to share this poem with you today. The inspiration for it happened while I was on a neighborhood run late last week. Enjoy! The Plum Tree When I was on a run today I ran by the plum tree You know the one that In Spring smells like hope andContinue reading “The Plum Tree: A Writing Wednesday Poem”

{Writing Wednesday: Thoughts on Savoring This Season}

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a #writingwednesday, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been on my mind. Finding the routine of school again after so many months of it looking vastly different has been good, but it’s also been challenging. Speaking of challenging, today’s post is about a reflection prompt that I foundContinue reading “{Writing Wednesday: Thoughts on Savoring This Season}”

{Writing Wednesday: Writing Update}

  Welcome to #writingwednesday! If you’re new around here, Writing Wednesday is a space where I share bits of my writing, my process, and what’s currently happening with me and my writing endeavors. Today I’ll be sharing where I’m at in the process and where I hope I’m going. Many of you know that I’veContinue reading “{Writing Wednesday: Writing Update}”

{Writing Wednesday: Poetry edition}

Happy Writing Wednesday, dear readers! Every now and then I get the urge to write a little spot of poetry, because as much as I love fiction and sharing about leaving a legacy that matters, poetry holds a not small bit of my heart. My family and I recently spent some time in Montana, andContinue reading “{Writing Wednesday: Poetry edition}”

{On Birthdays and Anniversaries: July Edition}

July is a slower month for us in a lot of ways… warm days of soaking up the sun, long summer evenings gazing into the backyard fire, slower mornings and general laziness descends upon us. It’s also slower when it comes to celebrations… We seem to frontload our year with birthdays, and then around MayContinue reading “{On Birthdays and Anniversaries: July Edition}”

Stones of Remembrance

Stories are my favorite. I especially love family stories. I love to tell them, and I love to hear them. I think that’s most likely the main reason that my novel (which I’m currently in the process of editing) incorporates some of the stories of my family that have been passed down to me. AsContinue reading “Stones of Remembrance”