Morning Inspiration

It was a tough morning. One of my sons insisted on refusing to do what I asked: He refused to eat his breakfast He refused to drink water He refused to pass anything to anyone In addition, he spilled water on the table and floor, swiped his lunch kit onto the floor, and glared. I told … [Read more...]

Jesus and Grief: Thoughts on John 11

John 11 shows us that God understands our grief. Jesus knew Lazarus was going to die. He waited, and then he went to visit his friends, Mary and Martha. Martha expresses her shock and anger, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (vs. 21) Jesus does not rebuke her. … [Read more...]

Stepping into 2016

I don't know about you, but for me 2015 was one of the most difficult years I've had. There are issues I'm still working through which I can't comment on, but in December my future was looking too dark for my comfort. I'm thankful that a few things happened in December to turn things around. *I … [Read more...]

Tips for Supporting Aging Parents

Note: This is a companion post to Spending Time with My Dad, which is on the Beautiful Life blog today.  The river of life presents all of us with a variety of challenges and celebrations. Maneuvering through the rapids of aging is demanding for most families. This is a time fraught with changes … [Read more...]

Fleeting Glimpses of Beauty

The other day I received a photography tip that suggested carrying a spray bottle around to enhance pictures of flowers etc. This morning as I walked my children to the bus, I was delighted to see that God decorated my yard with his own spritz bottle - a heavy dew, combined with brilliant sunshine. … [Read more...]

Week of June 21 to 28, 2015 – Technology blips, Last week of school, and Editing

This has been one of those weeks: On Sunday night our internet suddenly died. A few phone calls and a couple days later the internet service came back to life. (The power pack for the radio system needed to be replaced.) No internet service = NO Google hangouts. The InScribe … [Read more...]

Lessons in Trust and Technology

  Sometimes I just have to laugh. (I'd rather laugh than cry, wouldn't you?!) After I posted last time, I ran into major technology issues. It all started quite innocently, with the addition of a new e-mail address. After the creation of the e-mail address, I wanted to add it to my e-mail … [Read more...]

Update and future direction for ruthlsnyder.com

In January I shared my writing goals for 2015. I haven't finished anything on that list! But I am still focusing on non-fiction, specifically the Author Social Media Mastery Series. After I finished Kindle in 30 with Kristen Eckstein, I decided to take the Author Audience Academy course with Shelley … [Read more...]

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