Reblog: 7 Things NOT to Say to a Depressed Christian

Dear Lovelies, I recently read a blog by Michael Patton over at Parchment and Pen (part of CredoHouse Ministries) and, with his permission, I’m reblogging because his words ring true and need to be heard not just by me but others as well. Handling a Depressed Christian As many of …

How to Conquer a Writer in 4 Easy Steps

Take a lover of words, a passionate wordsmith, and silence her voice. Do not let her speak her mind or share her heart’s treasures, be it aloud or on the page.   Dismantle her hope. Fill her head with dreams of grandeur and when she firmly believes she has a …

If Chester Bennington Could Have Listened to Dear Evan Hansen, Would it Have Changed His Life?

That’s a dangerous and important question. I don’t know the answer to that, only God does, but it plagues me just the same. The anniversary of his death is approaching us soon and I know a lot of people just like myself are going to be affected by it. It …

Reasons to Stay (During the Nights when Depression Makes You Want to Quit)

I think God would be sad if you came home early. There’s ice cream still in the freezer. You haven’t learned/mastered that Chicken Marsala recipe yet. You still haven’t written your book yet (think of your characters!). You wouldn’t want to miss the next Hamildrop, would you? There are still …

Eating Spinach is the Closest I’ll Get to Collard Greens

For dinner Tuesday night, I made a grilled cheese sandwich using Swiss instead of cheddar cheese because I wanted to taste something different. In the middle of my cooking I thought, “What else can go with this?” and opened the fridge to find glorious spinach calling to me from the …

Throwback to That One Time my Therapist Made Me Grieve My Almost-Fiancé

“I proposed to him.” That feels weird to say, especially out loud, when he, my former, is light years away from me. Well, more like 160 miles, but semantics, right? I told J. that we had been inseparable, except for distance, for almost 5 years, best friends and all until …

Random Musings of an Insomniac

I should be asleep, because I have to open the store in 7 hours, but I’m not. There’s a cat meowing outside my window and I can’t help but think of editing and the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. I wonder if he would make a tiny hat for …

The Power of Music (For the Love of Broadway and Musicals)

Dear Lovelies, Tonight, after work, I was sitting in the front of the store listening to the soundtrack for Rent via YouTube, specifically, Light My Candle. As I was enjoying the musical story of a young girl addicted to crack trying to flirt with her upstairs neighbor, I simultaneously watched …

A Fictional Psychological Scene: Is it Believable?

Dear Lovelies, I am awake and writing because I have horrible insomnia. I wrote this scene that may or may not go into the novel that I’ve been writing off and on for three years now (For more info about the writing process, you can read here and here). Sexual …

Leaving a Legacy

Dear Lovelies, This post is two days too late, but better late than never, right? As of two days ago, I’ve had this blog for one year. I’ve splattered myself all over this blog and you guys, my lovely readers, have been witness to it, reading and supporting me along …