Did Valentines Day sneak up on you this year? Here are three easy tips for emerging from this holiday unscathed and with your love life fully intact: 1. Numerous Thoughts Outweigh Big Gifts Are you on a budget and unable to buy expensive jewelry or perfume? Don’t sweat it – remember that showing […]Read more "Outsmarting Valentines Day"
“Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.” Blaise Pascal As a high school student, I found myself spending the night alone in an Intensive Care Unit. One of my lungs had spontaneously deflated while I was lifting heavy boxes of books at work, and the doctors had been forced […]Read more "Y: “You’ve Got Mail” – Why Ordinary Characters Are Something Quite Special"
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” William Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet We all grow up hearing the tale of Romeo and Juliet, and laughing at caricatures of Bugs Bunny calling for his “Romeo” […]Read more "R: “Romeo and Juliet” – An Honest Glimpse of True Love"
“An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.” Proverbs 24:26Read more "Wordless Wednesday – My Stunning Valentine"
I was marrying the wrong man. Part of me had always known. Michael was handsome and successful… almost too perfect. He was also completely self-absorbed and – well – completely wrong. But I knew the moment I opened the gift from Jake, my harebrained friend since preschool. It wasn’t just a new Christmas […]Read more "Flash Friday – “Captive Set Free”"
I really don’t consider myself to be a huge fan of romance novels, so when I was first approached about writing this review I’ll admit I had my hesitations. But in the end I rolled the literary dice and took a chance on this Christian novel, and I’m glad I did. Mona Lisa, […]Read more "Book Review – “Mona Lisa: The Carlingford Chronicles, Part I”"
For this week’s Flash! Friday Challenge, we were given 150 words, the intriguing photo below, and were told to include a marriage proposal… or else! Krak des Chevaliers/Qalat al-Hosn, Syria. CC photo by Jon Martin. A Dangerous Game “Madame, would you do me the great honor…of becoming my wife?” Evelyn’s cheeks had glistened with […]Read more "Flash Friday Fiction – “A Dangerous Game”"
The following entry was submitted to the Favorite Date Contest on Tales from the Laundry Room, where participants share their most memorable date for a chance to win a book entitled, “$10 Great Dates: Connecting, Love, Marriage, and Fun on a Budget.” What a fantastic idea – to talk about your favorite dating memories […]Read more "Favorite Date Contest: Traveling With My Girl"
Proposal stories come in all shapes and sizes, but ours still makes me smile. I told Janelle to dress up because we were taking photos with my family, and drove her to the Botanic Gardens. Once there, we strolled through the flower gardens until we ended up at a picturesque white gazebo with a […]Read more "God Wrote a Fairytale…"