Check Out Dena Dyer’s Blog!

Check out Dena Dyer’s blog this week. Why? Because I think you’ll enjoy it. Plus, I want you to read my guest post, “First, Do No Harm: Lessons in Life and Nature.” MEET DENA DYER! I met Dena Dyer a few years ago on my way to the CLASS Christian Writers’ Conference. I’m not sure Dena remembers that moment, but I sure do. […]

Sensitive about Your Age? Read This Post!

I can’t believe my daughter Tara turned 39 this past week! And I don’t want to be ashamed to admit it. Why are women so concerned and sensitive about their age? I remember when I couldn’t wait to turn 18—then 21. The next year, my dad died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 47—the […]

Arkansas Women Bloggers Invade Rogers, Arkansas

Interested in connecting with other women bloggers in Arkansas this coming weekend? Arkansas Women Bloggers will hold their Fourth Annual Conference, #AWBU 2014, at the Embassy Suites NWA  in Rogers, Arkansas, this weekend, September 5–7, 2014. Why am I SO excited? I think #AWBU might be one of the best-kept secrets in Arkansas. So, I […]

4 Household Organizational Tips for My Writing Life

At times, I get exhausted chasing all of my writing ideas and plans. So, after examining the lessons I learned rearranging furniture last week, I realized I needed to rearrange a few things in my writing life, too. Often I’m tempted to panic when I look at my “to do” list. So, I decided to apply the four lessons I learned […]

4 Lessons I Learned Rearranging Furniture

I learned a few important tips last week helping my daughter Tara reorganize some of the rooms in her home. I plan to implement some of the following insights that I discovered while helping Tara with a few household projects. I never imagined that this activity would help me solve some of the problems in my life with […]


I’m looking forward to encouraging the senior adults of South Highland Baptist Church in Little Rock to tell the stories that matter most, especially their faith and family stories.


Date: October 14, 2014
Time: 11:45a.m.-01:00 p.m.
Event: Senior Adults, South Highlands Baptist Church
Topic: Telling the Stories That Matter Most
Sponsor: Senior Adults, South Highlands Baptist Church
Venue: South Highlands Baptist Church
(501) 225-3991
Location: 10200 W. 36th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 722-4
Public: Public

Looking forward to leading workshop on critiques groups at the Little Rock American Christian Writers on September 9, 2014.

  • What does a good critique group looks like?
  • What are some guidelines for giving a writing critique?
  • How do you know how the best way to respond to another writer’s work?

Have you asked these questions as a writer? I address these issues and more at the September meeting of the Little Rock American Christian Writers. I will also share some important tips that I’ve learned as a writing instructor about responding to the work of other writers.

Date: September 9, 2014
Time: 12:00-01:00 p.m.
Event: Critique Groups: Little Rock American Christian Writers
Topic: Critique Groups
Sponsor: Little Rock American Christian Writers
Venue: FamilyLife
(501) 223-8663
Location: 5800 Ranch Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

I’m blessed to be part of the Super Summer Send-Off at Bryant Grace Church on Saturday, August 16, 2014. I will be speaking at their Parenting with Prayer Session.

Date: August 16, 2014
Time: 05:00-07:00 p.m.
Event: Parenting with Prayer Session: Super Summer Send-Off, Bryant Grace Church
Topic: Parenting with Prayer
Sponsor: Bryant Grace Church
(501) 847-3720
Venue: Bryant Grace Church
(501) 847-3720
Location: 4200 Hwy 5
Bryant, Arkansas 72022
Public: Public
More Info: Click here for more information.