Inspiration sparks in the most unlikely places: I get the next twist in my novel’s plot line while the water warms up in the shower. The title for a poem emerges from the scattered thoughts parading through my mind as I wait in the drop-off line at my sons’ school. Today, the little life lesson … Continue reading Stronger Together – Life Lessons from “When Calls the Heart”
We turned off all of the lights in the house and stood around our wondrous man-made evergreen tree. My boys’ eyes sparkled in joy as they anticipated the coming Christmas season. I, on the other hand, settled in to revel in one of my very favorite feelings of Christmas: the warmth of clear, white lights … Continue reading Shine!
After only about an hour at work, I felt a headache coming. Not usually one to feel stress or react physically to it, headaches are very uncommon occurrences in my world. This one started at the base of my neck and then duplicated itself over my eyes. It really wasn’t much - just an ache … Continue reading The Power of the Spirit – Life Lessons from “When Calls the Heart”
Sitting against the wooden headboard of our bed, I cuddled my firstborn against my chest and rocked my body back and forth as I sang “Jesus Loves Me” over and over. The bouncer seat sat on the floor next to the bed and the baby swing was tucked in a corner. Even with these newest … Continue reading If Music Be the Food – Life Lessons from “When Calls the Heart”
“Cody, we’ve talked about this. You need to use your words to solve arguments, not your fists,” Abigail explains once again to Cody after he comes to blows with a classmate over the news that the railroad will not be building a depot in Hope Valley. As a young boy, Cody is still learning that … Continue reading Fighting Words – Life Lessons from “When Calls the Heart”