Once upon a time, on Christmas Eve, after the children had gone to bed and Santa had visited, I found myself dog tired. Dog. Tired. I took a few pictures of the wonderous scene of toys and gadgets that Santa had left for us, and took a deep breath in an attempt to breathe in the moment and hold it in my heart for a … Continue reading On Christmas Eve
There she is. My sent-to-production brain baby. I remember when I finished the very first draft… I never imagined it’d get this far. I really didn’t. I had hope, but that was literally all I had. A hope! A wish! Never underestimate hope. When that hope is lit up with the fire of *work* and a refusal to give up, *anything* is possible. And the … Continue reading I Love My Sent-To-Production Brain Baby
It’s December 1st! Which means, my UnBirthday is approaching. I’d like to reflect on things I’ve experienced and learned since December 13, 2010. The following very-true-story was originally written on my UnBirthday last December, as I reflected on one of my most favorite years of my life: It’s December 13th, my 8th unbirthday!!! WOOO! So, let me tell you a story. *ahem* Once upon a … Continue reading Once Upon a Run
Today, I get to talk to you guys about one my all-time favorite parables—The Parable of the Good Samaritan. And when I say it is one of my all-time favorite parables, I mean, it is one of my ALL-TIME favorite parables. To me, this and The Prodigal Son are in a tie for first place, perhaps because I can relate to them both so very completely. … Continue reading Who Is The Good Samaritan?
Artwork by Simon Dewey Even though I struggle with actually getting to church, even though I’ve liked the monsters in the closet since I was a child, I have a testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel. I *love* my Savior *so* much. He is my Dearest Friend. I have a testimony of the healing power of His Atonement, because without His healing power and … Continue reading What I Know
Well, it is finished. It is finally finished. I’m totally brain dead now, so the following isn’t going to make much sense, but I just had to celebrate and say: the 12th and final round of editing is done, and The Very Real World of Emily Adams has been sent off for proofreading. HOORAY!!! 🎉 I’m so excited and happy, the FINAL edit is done! … Continue reading The Final Draft is FINALLY Done! 🎉
I don’t know who drew this, but it’s amazing! Fun thought for your Halloween night: Remember, the monsters aren’t the creatures in your movies or on TV… you walk among them every. single. day. They’re perfectly hidden, because they look just like everybody else. You may have handed one their change, and they may have thanked you with a smile. You wouldn’t have known, because … Continue reading Beware of Monsters