New Website & Free eBook!!

Hello friends!! Thanks for following my writings here for years and years! I’ve finally whipped up a new website that I think you’ll love! There you’ll find the same faith-filled blog posts you know and love, as well as posts and updates about my upcoming Sci-fi novel! ALSO, I want to give you my new…

Character Interviews | Ryder Kline

The Edgelin Times “Neighbor to Neighbor” Interviewer: Barth Gramson Neighbor: Ryder Kline B- Well this is always a real pleasure. Today ladies and gentlemen we have a stunning and skilled woman amongst us. Her given name is Rydell, but you probably know and love her as “Ryder,” winner of the horsemanship games five years in…

Character Interviews – Skithera Burlock

The Edgelin Times Neighbor to Neighbor Interviewer: Barth Gramson This Weeks Neighbor: Skithera Burlock     B- Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of neighbor to neighbor in your favorite news source, the Edgelin Times- S- Is there another news source? B- Er, uh…Yes folks today we have Kelvey’s star student Skithera Burlock!…

Character Interviews – Hanklin Spence

the Edgelin Edition Neighbor to Neighbor Interviewer: Barth Gramson This week’s neighbor: Hanklin Spence B- Today we’re here with Hanklin Spence. Many of you know him as the cheerful purchaser of all of your fresh edible products, but what lies beyond those boisterous quips and – perhaps a bit – pretentious – cooking tips? Let’s…

An Equation Everyone Should Know about God’s Solution & Reward

How is it that I so often to fall into mental formulas? Formula’s like: My Problem + My Effort = Solution Somehow the enemy has branded this so deeply into my subconscious that when obstacles arise I automatically operate out of it. And it used to be that, if I was lucky, I might remember…

The Day I Sent Fear Packing (and punched all his faces)

When something truly changes my life, I start to hear myself talk about it. A lot. In the last few years something inside me has drastically shifted. And it all happened because I started to dig up some roots; when I discovered that many of my feelings and fears weren’t due to the reasons I…

3 Tips I Found to Building Skill & Success

So I’m writing a book.  Actually, 3 books. It is overwhelming, baffling, exciting, and mind-numbing. I used this pie chart because it gave me comfort – and oddly, courage – to know that every artist has the same type of internal struggle. I’ve been writing my whole life, and amongst yearly filled-to-the-brim journals and sporadic…

When Grief Taught Me to Honor My Feelings

“Honor your feelings.” The phrase hit me as I read through my Grief Recovery handbook. What a strange concept. So different from what I’ve heard from leaders- my church- the world- my whole life. All I’ve ever heard is to ignore your feelings. Don’t act on your feelings, or, don’t trust them. At the very least…

I Found Something Closer than DEATH

I was standing on the corner of the street sucking in smog and wondering how Los Angeles had once again magically turned my $100 worth of registration fees into a $500 ordeal of inspection fixes. I love LA: Except when it comes to anything vehicle related. That’s when its dark side truly emerges and snarls in…

Why I Won’t Mind the Gap

Dental issues. Debt. Limited funds. No boyfriend. It’s as though I’m fixated on a couple small gaps in this massive and breathtaking tapestry You’ve woven for me. I see myself standing close to this work of art and bending over, staring at that one little corner with those tiny little holes. Why? If I take a…

I’d Been EXPOSED

I had never felt more exposed.   As I stood up from the piano it was as though all my coverings- physical, emotional, artistic, spiritual- had dropped to the floor. Every part of me felt bare and examined to the smallest detail.   I thought it would be a good feeling, but it wasn’t really. I was…

I’m NOT Gifted

Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers. [Ephesians 4:11] Spiritual gifts are not given to us but through us, to benefit the rest of the body of Christ and the world at large. In the case of the Ephesians 4:11 gifts, the…