He is Risen!

Happy Easter! He is Risen! If we have been united with Him in a death like His, we will certainly also be united with Him in a resurrection like His.– Romans 6:5   Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say: Alleluia! Raise your...

Just a little talk

Happy first weekend in spring! The weather is perfect in north Louisiana–80 degrees, windy, pollen, dogwood, azaleas. And I love sitting outside writing and reading. I know not all parts of the states have the same weather–perhaps it is on its way. As I...

My Staycation

Have you ever taken a staycation instead of a vacation? Well, I just finished a five-day staycation during my spring break from teaching school. Usually, my husband and I take a week and go somewhere fun, such as last year to Charleston, South Carolina. Many of my...

A novel within a novel

In my reading of fiction, I often run across reading material that the characters reference, quote, or use for entertainment. After all, before television and the computer, many hours were spent with an open book, newspaper, or magazine as well as letters of...

Small Town Festivals

Saturday, I felt like I stepped into a Hallmark movie at my town’s Jonquil Jubilee Festival. It had all the elements of a wholesome, family-centered movie or story. The annual event brings vendors, tourists, and locals together to shop, eat, visit, roam, and...