I sat down at my wooden desk this morning, lit a candle, breathed a prayer, and opened up my Google Chrome. I’ve finally got more of a routine down, and it helps my days more than I can say. There’s another set of things that has helped my days more than I can say: apps […]

 I am in denial that summer is on its curve out! I love everything about it, and am more doubtful in my love for the colder months of the year (especially living in Idaho). I don’t want it to go, but I’m also determined to enjoy it while it’s here! So in that spirit, here […]

Yesterday I casually mentioned to my husband Marshall a big dream I have for the future of my copywriting Studio. It was one I’ve been thinking about for several months, maybe even a couple years. Marshall was surprised. I guess I hadn’t told him about it before, or at least not told him it was […]

We got home last Tuesday night around ten o’clock at night, Mountain Standard Time. Also known as around five o’ clock in the morning in London, where we were arriving from; also known as seven o’clock in the morning in Greece, where we had been a few days before. Do you know what I noticed […]

A few weeks ago, I received a direct message on Instagram after I had posted a poll asking about what to post next: “this or this?” One of my friends replied and said “I’d like to hear your thoughts for people who love to write but are afraid there are already too many voices out […]

Suddenly it is the tenth day of March and the field that surrounds our house is sprouting green. I am SO ready for spring—more ready than I could possibly tell you! The beginning of spring means the end of winter, which means remembering what was good about this winter. Here is (part of) my list. […]

Looking for Joy

Feb 23, 2022

Last Sunday, I chatted with a friend briefly about digging for joy: how it keeps us going, keeps us believing in good things even when it’s hard. The conversation reminded me of something I wrote last winter: “I don’t know when light will break through for us. We’re praying for spring to come…for our house […]

Today is one of those days that I feel uninspired and unmotivated. I mostly want to curl up in my cozy bed and sleep for the afternoon, or else snuggle with my husband on the couch and read a favorite, familiar book—the kind that makes you get lost to the world and come back with […]

One of the things I learned the fastest when I started my own business doing copywriting? That I needed to write a lot of words about copywriting in addition to the actual words for websites and captions and ads that I routinely write for my clients. If you’re a service-based business owner, you get this […]

This morning Marshall called me soon after he left for class. He just wanted to tell me I should start my car at least fifteen minutes before I needed to leave—there was so much frost that he figured I would freeze otherwise. Does that mean fall is over?  I sort of think it does. I’m […]