Category Archives: Everybody Has a Story

Guest Post: Young Wisdom

It was an ordinary first day of a creative writing class at UT Arlington. The instructor had us take turns introducing ourselves, and I was about fifth or sixth. I’d gotten through my major, the town where I lived, number … Continue reading

Posted in Everybody Has a Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Guest Post: “How My Baby Survived My Miscarriage”

Today, I’m thankful to share a post written by my wonderful writing buddy, Kelsey Gillespy. (Isn’t she cute??) We’ve been meeting for more than a year, once a week… or whenever we can between doctor visits and vacations and potty … Continue reading

Posted in A Page From My Journal, Everybody Has a Story, Grief Anticipated | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Accidental Poet

One Saturday a month, I have the privilege of moderating a critique session with a small-but-tasteful group of writers. I don’t think any of us would object to being called “nerds.” We take our work seriously, and when we are … Continue reading

Posted in Everybody Has a Story, The Poetic Side | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

… and a Hockey Game Broke Out

In the past, my interest in ice hockey has been purely evasive unenthusiastic. So you know that when our younger son, Greg, developed an intense passion for the sport, I had nothing to do with it. He has grown from … Continue reading

Posted in Everybody Has a Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

To Feed a Child: Bestwa, Inc.

If you care about kids, you gotta love Bestwa (pronounced “best-way”), Inc. This non-profit works to provide food, medical care, education and hope to children in Liberia. Brent and I had the opportunity last week to attend their annual benefit … Continue reading

Posted in Everybody Has a Story | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Wise Word from Rachel Anne Ridge

Not long ago, I told you about my Word for the Year, “Truth.” Well, another favorite word is “Gracious,” which is what I want to be when I grow up. Then, just over a week ago, my friend Rachel Anne … Continue reading

Posted in Everybody Has a Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Family History, Part 3

As I mentioned last time, having my ancestors’ pictures and household items around me helps me feel connected to them. It would be even better if I had more memories of them. I had the chance, you know. I could … Continue reading

Posted in Everybody Has a Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment