A Really Full Life


When I’m in Africa I teach the Bible almost every day, but when I’m home I write, well, I blog.   It’s harder than I thought it would be, but it’s also more fun than it sounds. Sometimes I run into a friend I haven’t seen in awhile. When she asks what I’ve been doing and I answer ‘blogging’, she looks at me like I just said, “I’ve been eating bugs”, or… Read More


The crack team of copywriters over at Copyblogger have been hard at work making this Infographic for us blogger types. Like any good recipe a blog post needs all the ingredients to end up appetizing and amazing. Show ’em some WP love by sharing it. Like this infographic? Get content marketing advice that works from Copyblogger. BTW, I have no connection with Copyblogger, I just think they’re a great resource for writing… Read More

Please read to the end, or at least scan through to the end. I added some good stuff there that you don’t want to miss. It’s more good stuff about Blogging. Just because we’re among family here on WordPress doesn’t mean that “others” never see what we write. Others seeing it is part of the equation. That’s our hope and dream and constant ambition; it’s what we’re typing our fingers to the… Read More

A few months ago I found a site called Copyblogger. I want to get better at blogging and the fastest way to do that is to become a better writer. I think the next step is to understand the structural elements that make a blog ‘user friendly’. I’ve started paying closer attention to the design elements many of you here at WordPress incorporate into your blogs. You inspire me. I recently saw… Read More

I apologize for any typos in this post, but I had macular surgery on my left eye on Monday and I’m not suppose to read. I wanted to let those of you that follow this blog know why I haven’t been posting this week. The very worst part of this kind of surgery is the requirement that you remain in a Face Down position for 5-7 days after surgery. I have this… Read More

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/10/12/daily-prompt-strange/ My husband and I are involved in ministry in Ghana West Africa. On our last trip there I blogged so that our friends at home could follow our trip. I rarely had electricity and Internet at the same time,but when I did I posted to my blog. Africa is by far the strangest and farthest place from which I’ve blogged. I blogged about our experiences traveling and ministering there. But the… Read More

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/writing-challenge-1000-words-four/ All the big kids are gone. They hadda go back to school. I hate school days cuz there’s nobody to play with. There’s four of us and I”m the littlest one. This year Charlene goed to school. Now I have to wait all day for somebody to play with. When Momma comes to the store I can’t make the merry-go-round go. I’m to little. And when she comes out the store… Read More

Where are you when you write your blog posts? I wonder if it matters. I was thinking about some really “successful” well known women bloggers, like the Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman, Gina Trapani of LifeHacker, and JoAnna Goddard of Cup of Jo, and trying to envision their surroundings when they conjure up the stuff that millions of us end up reading every day. Is location part of the magic formula… Read More

Does your blog sound like you? I keep coming across the same advice in every book I read about Blogging: FIND YOUR VOICE! Which led me to wonder if it’s even possible to use anyone else’s voice. Here’s the thing. This morning I was sitting quietly with the patio door open. Birdsong erupted outside coming from a Northern Mockingbird up in a large redwood tree. By Calibas (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or… Read More