Category Archives: Write On!

My experiences with writing and publishing.

Haiku Poetry Day

If you didn’t know, TODAY is Haiku Poetry Day. “History of Haiku Poetry Day The history of Haiku Poetry Day traces the origin of this poetic form. It was originally found as the opening to another form of Japanese poetry … Continue reading

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Worst Author Ever!

While I was busily writing my third and final book of my “Wounded Trilogy” – Love the Wounded.  It was a bit of a struggle to write, not necessarily because I was experiencing “writer’s block”, back in 2011, but the fact that … Continue reading

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A New Page, A New Ministry

The other day Journey Thoughts reached a new milestone: over 6 million hits!  To God be the Glory, Great Things He Has Done! For a long time now, I’ve seen and shared countless pictures and postings on my blog and … Continue reading

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When Students Read

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see my Junior High students reading.  One, and I will admit a great added bonus, is the peace and quiet in the classroom when students are doing S.S.R. (sustained silent reading).  Two, books … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – English is a Funny Language

I’ve been busy teaching Junior Highs how to tell the difference between a synonym and a homonym, and how to use “their”, “they’re”, and “there” in a sentence…and spelling the words correctly when they do.  Oh my! So for today’s Friday … Continue reading

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A Lost Art

For the past couple of years I have been teaching at a Christian school.  I can honestly say it is a rewarding and challenging experience and I have been accumulating a storehouse of stories about my times in the front of a … Continue reading

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Go Ahead and Write!

One of the young ladies in my creative writing class is an avid writer.  She has a hunger for expressing herself on pen and paper and she is eager to write her first book.  She is an avid reader too.  The … Continue reading

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Teachers Who Inspire

I’m doing what I have always wanted to do…teach.  I have taught all grade levels from preschool to grade twelve and my journey in the classroom began way back in 1977 as a student teacher.  I can remember my practicums … Continue reading

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Love (A Spoken Word)

Here is another inspirational poem by one of my students.  Enjoy! Love (A Spoken Word) by Bethany (Grade 7 student) Living, Jesus Loves Us Everyone is consumed by His unconditional, unending love. God’s strong arms are open for everyone. Even … Continue reading

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Dusk & Dawn

I taught a creative writing course at the Christian school I teach at and I promised to highlight some of my students’ work on “Journey Thoughts”.  I know you will join with me in applauding their outstanding work and I … Continue reading

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