Last August, during a long walk down a jagged path on Martha's Vineyard, I heard the word "Surrender" in my heart. There was nothing particularly urgent going on in my life. I was on vacation in my happy place. All was right with the world. I could not think of anything I needed to surrender.… Continue reading 120 Days of Surrender
Author: Toyi Elizabeth
Can I Give Up People for Lent?
This post was first published in February 2020. Yep, before the pandemic. As the Lenten season approaches, I've been having lots of conversations with friends about what we're giving up for Lent. In the past, I've given up coffee, sarcasm, diet coke, wine, cake, salty snacks, and wine again. I take the season seriously and… Continue reading Can I Give Up People for Lent?
PAR FOR THE CURSE and Family Patterns of Destructive Behavior
My first novel was published in March 2009 after a ten-year creative struggle to find my voice. Par for the Curse certainly outperformed my expectations by winning a few awards. Even more so, I was surprised by an outpour of love for the character "Riley Briggs" who was only supposed to be a minor character.… Continue reading PAR FOR THE CURSE and Family Patterns of Destructive Behavior
Oh, to Be a Scarecrow
In the 1978 movie, The Wiz, the scarecrow's missing brain made him think he couldn't win. I remember watching the Wizard of Oz as a young girl and being jealous of the scarecrow because he didn't have a brain. That's why he was so dumb happy. No brain, no thoughts. No thoughts, no worries. The… Continue reading Oh, to Be a Scarecrow
5 Things I Write…And You Should, Too
I love to write. As it turns out, God is a fan of writing things down. Don't believe me? #readyourbible "Write this down on a scroll as a permanent reminder, and read it aloud..." - Exodus 17:14 "Write down for the record everything I have said to you, Jeremiah." - Jeremiah 30:2 "So write down… Continue reading 5 Things I Write…And You Should, Too
Introducing Stacia Wilson: “My Journey Begins”
Stacia Wilson is a South Carolina writer, blogger, and credentialing coordinator in the insurance industry. She lives a full life with a heart that spills over in love for her two children and five grandchildren. The youngest of three, Stacia is a creative spirit who enjoys writing, drawing, reading, and swimming. Stacia’s passion is providing… Continue reading Introducing Stacia Wilson: “My Journey Begins”
My One Word Year of CHOICE
My #oneword for 2022 is CHOICE and I'm pretty excited about it. Last year my word for the year was "Grace" and boy did I enjoy that. When I choose the word "Release" for 2020 I had no idea what was to come for me...and the world. Anyway...I'm eight weeks into CHOICE and I'm loving… Continue reading My One Word Year of CHOICE