Each week, I receive a particular email that I can’t wait to open. It is a written by my friend, Bonita, and is designed to encourage writers in their craft. It is appropriately named Encouraging Words for Writers.  I’ve been hoping she would write a whole book of these or, at the very least, start a blog. Well, guess what? She did!

Encouraging Words for Writers

I secretly don’t want to tell you about Bonita because I like to pretend she is my personal, one on one teacher and writing mentor and I don’t want to share her. But her words of wisdom are valuable for writers of all ages. It wouldn’t be right to hoard her. To read her is to love her.

Also, remember Gary, the alcoholic who has been sober for over 20 years? The one who is also my Dad? And kind of a goofball? Well, he is finished telling his story on his blog.poppy

If you or someone in your family is an alcoholic, you may be interested in reading about one man’s transformation From Beer to Eternity.

Finally, I wanted to tell you about my friend Robin from Pensieve who is one of the bloggers traveling to India with Compassion International. I met Robin at She Speaks last year and then roomed with her at BlissDom and let me just tell you: she is the real thing, has a heart of gold, is the cats meow and any other saying you can think of that means someone is spectacular.

As a supporter of a Compassion child, I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity this team has to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the children in India. I will be following Robin’s trip on her blog and invite you to do the same.



Keep your eyes open this weekend for the gifts in the ordinary moments and document them to share with us on Tuesdays Unwrapped next week. Happy noticing.