The Glorious Muddle
glimpses of grace in the messiness of life

May 24, 2021

The First Six Months

Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Last week, I achieved two milestones. My book, One Degree of Freedom, turned six months old and its number of reviews on Amazon passed 70! These first six months have both crawled by under the weight of the pandemic and restrictions to in-person events and sped by. I look back on the joy of holding my newborn book in my hands for the first time as the single brightest light for me in all of 2020.

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May 10, 2021

Adults Like YA Books, Too!

Image thanks to Pixabay

QUESTION: “I’m 40 years old and I love your book. Is something wrong with me? Why is it classified as YA?” [editor’s note: YA refers to Young Adult].

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April 29, 2021

Green Pastures, Still Waters

Every morning, at least now that summer weather has come, I take my walk early, in the cool of the morning. Before I go to my parents’ place to dispense their medication. Before I sit down at my computer to begin my writing/tutoring/revising work. Before life interrupts.


April 9, 2021

Imagination v. Knowledge

Image by Jackie Ramirez from Pixabay

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Sounds like something Picasso or Pollock might have said, doesn’t it? It may surprise you (but probably not, since you see the photo above) that this comes from one of the world’s greatest minds. Albert Einstein spoke these words in an interview published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1929, and later they appeared in his own writings.


March 29, 2021

When Good Friday wasn’t Good

Today at the gym, my husband was asked what’s good about Good Friday. It’s an honest question. After all, we commemorate the brutal death of the sinless lamb of God on “Good” Friday.