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A Window of Many Colors

Windows can be for looking through or looking at. Through windows . . . or on windows . . . we can see stories unfold. Sometimes, even words can be windows . . . windows to the soul. Here is a picture of a huge stained glass window in an old church in Beaumont, TX…

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Let There Be Joy

I have learned to find joy in challenges and trials, though it is not easy to see. But for this week’s photo challenge I have chosen moments in my life where joy was easy to see . . . This week’s photo challenge is “Joy.”                    …

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To the Moon and Back

One of my kids’ favorite books growing up was the story of little nut brown hare in Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram. Today’s daily prompt, Come Fly with Me, reminded me of two things: 1) That story and (2)The story of my daughter. The prompt suggests sharing a…

My Blog by Any Other Name

–Delana H. Stewart Today’s daily prompt, All About Me, motivates us to explain why we chose our blog’s title and what it means to us. It instantly made me think of the line from William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” My blog, by any other…

My Life in Song

And the prompt of the day is . . . Put together a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails. These days I’m more a contemporary praise and worship songs kind of a gal, but those songs rightly describe God and not me. Yet these hymns characterize my life……

Not in Today’s Obits

Today’s daily prompt is to write your obituary. At first I thought, “Now why would I want to do that?” Then I laughed remembering at a young age hearing about older people getting up and reading the obituaries to see if they knew anyone who had passed away. And there was always the joke about…

Finding an Oasis

Today’s daily prompt is near to my heart: “A sanctuary is a place you can escape to, to catch your breath and remember who you are. Write about the place you go to when everything is a bit too much.” I prefer getting away to a quiet place in nature, a place that is green…

Daily Prompt: Adoption

  Adoption Today’s Daily Prompt: Pick a random word and do Google image search on it. Check out the eleventh picture it brings up. Write about whatever that image brings to mind. The eleventh picture Google images brought up perfectly tells a story in imagery that I told with words in my book Nine Year…

Can You Eat a Rainbow?

A few years ago, my daughter learned a song called “I Can Sing a Rainbow.” This song came to my mind as I was preparing my lunch yesterday. I have been trying to eat healthier and incorporate foods packed with vitamins and other health benefits. I especially wanted to get more yogurt into my diet…

Writing Challenge: Your Story Wanted

If you are in the adoption process or have adopted, or if you know someone who has adopted, they may be interested in submitting their story to my Nine Year Pregnancy blog. I am also interested in the stories of adult adoptees who have a story to share about waiting for a reunion or a…

Weekly Writing Challenge: Easy as Pie

This week’s WordPress Writing Challenge focuses on the use of metaphors and similes, so I thought I would take the challenge and tell you what I think about blogging and what WordPress means to me personally. WordPress is the doorway of the publishing castle and the scribe must enter in by nailing his theses to…