Pauly Shore and Shakespeare

Comparing two works so vastly different such as Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors and the 1992 Blockbuster film Encino Man can be quite a feat. The use of language alone presents many challenges. William Shakespeare is known as the father of the English language because he broke so many of the rules of language during the... Continue Reading →

Sexploitation: It’s time to do something

Nathan was just 5 years old when his biological mother began trafficking him, allowing boyfriends and other men to sexually abuse him in exchange for drug money, rent money, groceries, cable tv and a new iPhone. And images of his body were also used in child pornography. He finally entered foster care at age 9,... Continue Reading →

The Big Decision

Two great moments in our lives are, 1) when we are born, and 2) the day we discover why we're born. We were created for a reason. A divine purpose. Our lives are not accidents or fate. Whether your parents were happily married, unhappily married or "hooking up" when you were conceived... Whether you're adopted,... Continue Reading →

My Husband, My Hero

My husband, Chris, and I have been through a lot in the last 15 years of our relationship. Marriage, job loss, infertility, foreclosure, bankruptcy, four failed adoptions, a major move from Illinois to Colorado, being foster parents to 16 children within a 2 year period (lots of loss involved there), the foster/adoption of our son... Continue Reading →

A Precious Necessity

Nap time is a precious commodity in our home, especially for me. From the moment my daughter's eyes open in the morning until the moment they finally close at night, she's a handful. My own personal two-year-old "tear-up-the-house tornado". My little jabber-jaw. The only peace I get during daytime hours is during her nap time.... Continue Reading →

In the beginning……

In the beginning….. What a great way to begin a story; a tremendous story of healing, transformation and salvation. Every writer looks for the perfect opening to their story; a line that captures the hearts and imagination of their readers. One necessity many writers need is inspiration. The old saying “write what you know” is... Continue Reading →

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