• What’s Your Season? What’s Your Purpose?

    Physically, I’m in the winter of life. Emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually, however, I’ve chosen to live in the spring. How about you?

  • August Motivational Calendar Page – What’s Your Mountain?

      At the end of the 2021 school year, I had the privilege of talking with 6th grade social studies students. During the school year when they studied Ancient Mesopotamia, they read my middle-grade historical fiction book, The Bronze Dagger.  They were excitied to ask me questions about the writing process. One thing I encouraged …[ read more ]

  • July Calendar Blog Celebrate

    Did you know, for example, that the last chorus of the song was Sousa’s way of celebrating the common American goals our flag represents, by weaving three musical themes into this section?

  • Dance, Even When It’s Hard

    Do you know the music? The story? Prince Siegfried falls in love with Odette, who is a swan by day and a beautiful maiden by night. Siegfried promises to marry her, which will break the spell. Later, Siegfried is deceived by Rothbart, the one who enchanted Odette, and Siegfried ends up swearing an oath to …[ read more ]

  • I Hope You Dance

    May’s motivational calendar theme is “Dance.” My husband and I recently ate at a Latin Cuisine restaurant and then a Polish diner on nights when each offered live music. After a year of living with COVID restrictions, we gratefully allowed the music to envelop our souls and reveled in people’s joy as they danced. It …[ read more ]