Shade and Sweet Baby Ray’s

I never understood why people carried umbrellas on sunny days until I moved to the South. They used to be called parasols and were quite the fashion statement. Made of cloth and edged with ruffles, parasols served a purpose beyond style. They protected a woman’s skin from the damaging effects of the sun and kept her…

Measuring Our Mysterious Milestones*

 by Jill Amadio  How do writers count the milestone ways? A tweak here. A tweak there. Four more adjectives. Seven additional adverbs. No, no adverbs. Fiddle. Okay, two more red herrings to weave into the plot, a couple of metaphors, one more flashback and the manuscript is finally ready for the editor. Perfect. Except you’re…

A Legacy of Prayer

Legacy: something received from the past; something given to the future. Legacies can enrich you monetarily or inspire you spiritually. They can bring you dishonor and disgrace, or they can motivate you, and give you vision and purpose. The motto of Throne of Grace, a homespun company that brings both inspiration and hope from its…