Posts Categorized: Personal

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Here at the beginning of a new year, I wanted to take a minute to look back at the dreams I dreamed last January… wide-eyed and full of hopes and schemes. For reference, here is the post where I listed the things I wanted to accomplish in 2018. How’d I do? Publish Minstrel’s Call. Check!… Read more »

15 Best Books of 2018

I don’t know about you, but I read a ton of fantastic books in 2018! I’ve been using the “Reading Goal” feature of Goodreads for the past several years, and I really like how it helps me keep track of the books I read each year. In 2018, I read 56 books. (ok, 3 of those don’t… Read more »

“Happy Christmas, Harry”

Just popping in to let you all know that I won’t be blogging next week. We are having a nice, quiet, stay-at-home Christmas, and I am greatly looking forward to it. We are just about done with hanging ornaments on our Jesse Tree. We’re reading Luke 21 today, so we’ve actually managed to stay with… Read more »

When Christmas Isn’t Merry

Christmas is my favorite time of year. The music, the stories, the lights, the tree, decorations, presents, cookies, warmth, family togetherness… it’s my favorite. I love saying “Merry Christmas” to people and seeing them smile in reply. But I’ll also admit that sometimes, Christmas isn’t merry. Sometimes, it’s difficult to get into that spirit… maybe you’ve… Read more »