My Updated Manifesto – The Makeup Debacle

Some of you readers who have been following me for a few years (precisely since early December 2020) know that I seemingly have some pretty strong opinions about makeup. A few years ago, I wrote a very passionate article on such, and probably hurt some feelings in the process… though I do still agree withContinue reading “My Updated Manifesto – The Makeup Debacle”

6 Things I Learned During NaNoWriMo

First off, for those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is November. In the author/writing community, NaNoWriMo is a month dedicated to novel writing; specifically, reaching the goal of 50,000 words in 30 days. If you do some quick math, that means writing 1,666 wordsContinue reading “6 Things I Learned During NaNoWriMo”

Spotlight: “Anne with an E”

A Christian Perspective on the Controversial Show Many were appalled when Netflix stepped out with the series Anne with an E – an adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s book Anne of Green Gables. This was especially true within Christian circles. They saw the series as dark, too dark, and missing the charm and positivity of previousContinue reading “Spotlight: “Anne with an E””

My first experience with grief.

Last month I had my first close experience with grief. Grief is a natural part of life, and most everyone goes through some form of it at some point. It is often dramatized on TV or in movies. However, in truth and honesty, it is far from glamorous. Now, I didn’t lose anyone who I,Continue reading “My first experience with grief.”

My (Updated) Testimony

In 2001, my older sister came home from Guatemala. In 2003, my older brother – her biological brother – followed suit. My parents didn’t know that he had autism and down syndrome. That wouldn’t be discovered for another few years. Closer to the time I was born, in April 2006. Because of my brother’s specialContinue reading “My (Updated) Testimony”