Book Review: The Heart’s Necessities: Life in Poetry by Jane Tyson Clement with Becca Stevens

  I fell in love with Jane Tyson Clement's poetry the first time I held it in my hand. Then I opened it and read the soft, soothing words she'd written that perfectly mimic the seaside she loved so well. I read them over and over, a warm comfort in any season. Reading The Heart's... Continue Reading →

My Top 10 Reads of 2018

If you follow this blog, you know I love reading. I beat my goal of 52 books this year and read over 90. That, despite my toddler and several bad bouts with depression, both of which make it hard for me to settle into reading. Below are my favorite reads this year. #10 - I... Continue Reading →

The Trouble with Technology

Even if I wasn't a writer by profession, one of my wifely duties to my seminary attending husband would be to help proofread his papers. When you've spent hours pouring over a document, you tend to miss those little things (the the "of" that should be "if") that a second pair of eyes will always... Continue Reading →

The Creature Inside Me

Sometimes he's lonely, the creature inside me, and lures me aside. Send everyone away. He wants to be alone so he can whisper dark stories about a useless, bent, and broken girl who keeps company with the creature inside her. Sometimes he's cold, the creature inside me, and builds a fire for warmth. The smoke and heat... Continue Reading →

Anna

The day’s fading fast now. Your dreaming won’t keep. I take hold of your hand as you're falling asleep. Since you can’t wait up for me, you go on upstairs, And keep the covers warm darling, I’ll join you there. When we said I do I knew how it would be. You’ve been awake twenty... Continue Reading →

If You Do Not Go With Me

If you do not go with me, Do not send me up from here. I cannot bear to go alone. I need your hand to bring me home. If you do not go with me, Do not send me from this place. Be the lamp who guides my feet, Through laughter and the bittersweet. If you do... Continue Reading →

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