Dear Friends,

I am hereby giving you notice that you will be hearing from me weekly for the next two months.

Beginning next week, I will be running a weekly series called “Anxious No More: Habits for a Happier Life.” If you struggle with anxiety as I have, this is for you. Even if you don’t struggle with anxiety, you’re welcome to read along; these habits are healthy for everyone!

For today, I wanted to let you know of two essays I wrote last month that are now available for your reading pleasure:

“Come, Taste and See,” a reflection on joy, a children’s novel, and the goodness of life, is over at Grace Table.

“Consider the Birds,” a reflection on Ordinary Time, is over at Velvet Ashes.

Also, if you are a writer, and particularly if you live anywhere near Ohio, please take a look at the Refine Writers Retreat. It’s next March, and I will be one of the speakers. Other speakers include my dear friend Kris Camealy, exquisite wordsmith Christie Purifoy, writing coach Ann Kroker, novelist Vinita Hampton Wright, and the prolific Christin Ditchfield. If you are able to come, it would be lovely to see you there!

As the fall lengthens and night falls ever earlier, may sunshine find you and brighten your days.

Until next week,