When a blogger has more tools than they know what to do with.

Request accepted. I was in.  They let me into the group. Now I would have even more advice for the vocation I was in! But I scrolled through and became overwhelmed with the amount of information before my eyes. Immediately, discouragement tried to set in as I felt ill-equipped to find the “starting line.” Sometimes … More When a blogger has more tools than they know what to do with.

Writers & bloggers: There’s a right & wrong way to push through the work.

She was up against the clock. The deadline loomed over her head and she thought she’d try to sneak in a few hundred more words while the kids were playing. She quietly made her way to the writing nook and opened her laptop ever so hushed, as if nervous someone somewhere would hear hinges in … More Writers & bloggers: There’s a right & wrong way to push through the work.

Writers and bloggers can effectively deal with outside distractions, guilt-free.

The white screen sits before me begging to be painted on.  The letters pop up on it one by one, forming stretched out thoughts concluded with punctuation. A light shines from the corner of my eye, proceeded by a tiny ding.  Notification. I get up and mute it, and put it under my pillow for … More Writers and bloggers can effectively deal with outside distractions, guilt-free.

Chasing perfect. (#whybotherwithchurch guest post)

I nervously sat down in one of the rear rows with my husband and children.  The atmosphere was nice, people were friendly.  The music and harmonious voices flowed up throughout the sanctuary and all I could think about was, “Are my kids behaving?” Trying to calm them down to no avail, I took their little … More Chasing perfect. (#whybotherwithchurch guest post)