March 2014

Read and Respond: Love Idol

Last week, one of my step-sons had a parent teacher conference at his school. My husband was tied up with an unexpected scheduling conflict, so my step-son, his mom, and I picked up his report card in the school lobby and walked around the building visiting each classroom. Throughout the evening, one after the other, […] Read more

My Word of the Week: Preapproved

pre·ap·proved – verb \ˈprē-ə-ˈprüvəd\ : to believe that something or someone is good or acceptable in advance : to officially accept (an idea, action, plan, etc.) beforehand __________ I am a word-girl, so things like book releases often translate to major life events for me. I’ve pre-ordered my fair share of books on Amazon; I’ve stood in […] Read more

My Word of the Week: Connected

con·nect·ed – adjective : joined or linked together : having useful social, professional, or commercial relationships __________ Saturday, I sat around the table with seven other writers participating in our writing groups’ first-ever writing retreat. When I arrived a few minutes late, I chuckled to myself as I walked in to a table full of laptops, writing […] Read more

My Word of the Week: Anticipation

an·tic·i·pa·tion – noun \(ˌ)an-ˌti-sə-ˈpā-shən\ : a feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen : the act of preparing for something __________ With only one day to spare, I finally remembered to take my palm branch to church today. Last year on Palm Sunday, after the children walked down the aisle waving palm branches, and […] Read more