Want to Grow as a Writer? Join a Writing Group!

People often ask me what is something they can do to promote their writing career. I always advise them to meet regularly with other writers. The reasons are myriad. I help lead 2 Christian writing clubs and belong to several others that I attend as time permits. Due to time constraints, for me the most... Continue Reading →

‘Teens Giving Back’ Workshop Offers Ideas for Helping

Yesterday Jeannie Johnson of the Creative Women of the World shop (http://creativewomenoftheworld.com/) and I conducted a free workshop on Fair Trade and ways to volunteer to help others, especially poor people around the world. The workshop, attended by 20 homeschooled teens at Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne Indiana, was a monthly meeting organized... Continue Reading →

Married Couple Resigns Professional Careers To Help Kids in Haiti

This is an inspiring story of a married couple who is willing to give up their home, careers, families and surroundings to help kids in need. They will move in February 2013. Information about how to help support the Aschlimans is at the end of the article. Prayerfully consider helping them with their financial needs.... Continue Reading →

How Peyton Manning has helped thousands of Americans

This excerpt about Peyton Manning is from my children’s book, Celebrities Giving Back (Mitchell Lane 2010) ** Whenever someone enters the children’s section of St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, they think of Peyton Manning, former quarterback for the city’s football team, the Colts. They don’t think of him for his ability to throw a football... Continue Reading →

Marlene Hoopingarner — Master Crafter

I met Marlene Hoopingarner through the volunteer group Stitches of Hope. She is a fantastic knitter. She excels at other crafts too . I’ve appreciated her talent for producing quality caps that are given to cancer patients and other people who lose hair from cancer. It was a joy writing about her for Senior Living... Continue Reading →

Aldon Bultemeier—Volunteer of the Year

 A writer trains herself to keep her ears open. This profile occurred when a friend who I had written a newspaper story about told me of a public TV program he hosted. Aldon Bultemeier worked on the program. My friend emphasized Aldon’s generosity in using every spare minute to help others. As a writer, I... Continue Reading →

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