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The Blessing of A Bloom

This post first appeared on my old blog a few years ago. It’s message resonated with me today, so I wanted to share it with you again. We planted it back at the beginning of summer. Along with the strawberries that never quite made it, and the sweet pea that bloomed in beauty. It was the first of the three plants to sprout, and the excitement was palpable. Day after day we’d rush to the pot to see what...

Everything You Need to Start a Blog

*This post contains affiliate links So, you’ve wanted to start a blog for a long time, but just can’t bring yourself to actually do it. Is it fear holding you back? Or maybe you just aren’t sure where to start? When you’re launching a blog, the last thing you can probably afford is hiring a coach to guide you through every single step you need to be successful. But what if you could get access to...

For When You Want Help for Your Blog

I know so many of you that hang out here with me are bloggers as well. Many of us are “smaller” bloggers, who make very little income (or no income at all) from our blogging. Others of us are bigger and are able to support their family fairly well. And many of us are somewhere in between. I myself have been blogging for over six years, but just now wading into the waters of trying to earn an income from...

What Teaching Middle School Writing is Teaching Me About Life

I’m standing at the front of the room, laughing like an idiot, in a room full of 12 to 14 year olds roaring in equal parts hilarity and awkwardness. We just finished doing the Chicken Dance. That’s right, the Chicken Dance. I somehow managed to convince a room full of tweens to set aside their pride and flap their arms and shimmy their tushies for a full three minutes. Laughter floats heavy in the air,...

A Christmas Preview from Dayspring!

*This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click that link and purchase an item, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. It’s time for the Dayspring Christmas Preview! I know, I know, it’s only September! Fall is my absolute favorite season, but I have to admit, once fall hits and the temps (sort of) start to dip, thoughts of the Holidays start dancing in my mind. If...

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