SIXTY YEARS AGO, up among the New Hampshire hills, lived Farmer Bassett, with a houseful of sturdy sons and daughters growing up about him. They were poor in money, but rich in land and love, for the wide acres of wood, corn, and pasture land fed, warmed, and clothed the flock, while mutual patience, affection, and courage made the old farmhouse a very happy home. Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
“Jane,” he (Mr. Rochester) recommenced, as we entered the laurel walk, and slowly strayed down in the direction of the sunk fence and the horse- chestnut, “Thornfield is a pleasant place in summer, is it not?” “Yes, sir.” “You must … Continue reading An Excerpt from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
With the recent hurricanes, I know that natural disasters are still on the minds of everyone. Seeing that Hurricane Irma was going to cover all of Florida, it was almost too difficult to understand. Especially, when its path changed, and … Continue reading Grace
Once Scrooge chose to embrace a new life of selflessness, he started gaining a sense of contentment that was never before experienced. After the errors of his choices were made clear to him, he saw how incredible life could be. Continue reading Generosity
This week my heart is heavy, and I am sure that many are considering what this week means. Today is Good Friday, and Sunday is Easter. This is the time when we reflect on what the Lord has done for us. He gave His life for us, so that we could have life eternal. There is no greater love. Continue reading Hope in the Midst of Sorrow
This month I decided to post a throwback piece. Throwback in the sense that I was never able to publish this December devotional. Since I firmly believe the joys of Christmas can be shared and considered all year long, this … Continue reading Shine Your Light
Feeling overwhelmed with tasks can often leave us discouraged, dampen our drive and momentum, and prevent us from working towards our goals. It becomes all too easy to avoid doing the work and seek comfort in the seductive haven of YouTube and social media. In these moments of weakness, it is good practice to stop, assess our frame of mind, and combat the thoughts that keep us at risk of becoming jaded.
The following are practical action steps that have helped me to overcome such challenges! Continue reading Battles of the Mind: Dealing With Procrastination
One of my favorite film makers is Alfred Hitchcock. My love for his films probably comes from the fact that I love suspenseful stories, and he was great at telling tales that would make you feel fearful with anticipation as … Continue reading Suspenseful Thrillers
Creative blocks happen to all of us. You don’t know where to take your story or project next, or you’re just plain burned out from working. Here are 7 ideas you can try out, to work your way through creative roadblocks, get refreshed, and approach your work in a new way. Continue reading 7 Ways to Beat Creative Roadblocks
I am consistently reminded that life is a series of joys and challenges. No sooner do I overcome one problem, that another problem is staring me in the face. It seems I can never catch a break—I am always fighting … Continue reading The Faithfulness of the Lord