Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, amici! I’m a day late, but Happy Valentine’s Day. I’ve said it before and I’ll (probably) say it again, but this isn’t a huge deal in my house. We try to acknowledge our feelings for each other every day, not just on designated days of the year. That said, as of late I’ve been remissContinue reading “Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links”

Setting the Scene—A Strip Mall of Worship

When done correctly, the setting can take on a life of its own. One of my favorite examples of this is from the Harry Potter series of novels. The moving staircases, the animated portraits, the floating candles in the dining hall. Not many words were necessary to bring Hogwarts to life, but the setting becameContinue reading “Setting the Scene—A Strip Mall of Worship”

Countdown to Christmas: Love and Faith

This is the second week of Advent in the church. Some modern conventions have a white candle in the middle of the wreath to be lit on Christmas Eve representing Christ’s birth, or even all white candles instead of the traditional purple and pink, but at our home, we use the traditional convention. That meansContinue reading “Countdown to Christmas: Love and Faith”