August 27, 2014


Besides procrastination, the biggest hurdle in my writing life is distraction. I am a homeschooling mama who also runs a piano studio out of my home and teaches art classes. So between all that, my two kids, my husband, and a yowling Siamese, things tend to get a bit...

August 25, 2014

Originally Posted on Joy Comes in the Morning


My bed is so comfortable. A few years ago my husband and I invested in a memory-foam mattress that conforms to my body and I love it. Combined with a nice warm down quilt and my snuggly pillow, it becomes the worst kind of...

August 25, 2014

Guest Post: Originally Posted on L'Chaim on the Right 


I would like to thank Samantha for inviting me to guest post on her blog. She and I share a couple of important things in common. We were both adopted, twice. Once by our adoptive mothers and fathers, and again by...

August 5, 2014

What do the ten spies that entered Canaan, the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, and current events have in common? The date. 

Today is August 5th on the Gregorian calendar. But in Israel the date is the Ninth of Av, or Tisha B’Av in Hebrew. This day (beginning at sundown las...

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When she is not homeschooling her two sweet kiddos (with a full pot of coffee at hand), Connilyn is scribbling notes on spare paper, mumbling about her imaginary friends, and reading obscure out-of-print history books. Her first book Counted with the Stars will be released through Bethany House Publishers April 2016.

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