Inspirational Journeys Presents: Leadership, Inspiration and Motivation with Jeff Tomaszewski

This week, my special guest shares his views on Leadership, Inspiration, and Motivation and he shares the story of how the sudden loss of his wife changed his life. INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS! Leadership, Inspiration, and Motivation with Jeff Tomaszewski Hello: I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure. Please be sure to … Read more

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Luke Seibert

Despite the technical difficulties we faced, my special guest and I had an interesting conversation about his writing life, his vision loss and the other hobbies he enjoys. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our conversation. “Scripture quotations used in the podcast episode linked below have been taken from the NASB (New American Standard Bible) Copyright … Read more

Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Linville M. Meadows

Today’s special guest shares highlights of his journey from addiction to sobriety. Sit back, relax and eavesdrop on an enlightening and positively delightful conversation. Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter for a chance to win a free copy of The Spirit of Creativity: Inspirational Poems for the Creative at Heart in either eBook or … Read more

Original poetry: second thoughts

I have second thoughts about my journey, The process of writing my story. Are the words that I placed on the page Written for gods glory? Give me oh, Lord, the words to write Lay your story upon my heart, These second thoughts do not seem right Please give me a brand new start. What … Read more

Kristi Bridges interviews Yours Truly for her 1 Moment Wiser podcast

Hello everyone in the blogosphere, Today I have a special treat for you. If you listened to or watched my interview with Kristi Bridges on the Inspirational Journeys podcast, you won’t want to miss the interview she conducted with me for her 1 Moment Wiser podcast. Here’s the blog post with all the important links … Read more

How dreams inspire creativity and become essential for story development

Have you ever been inspired to write a story by your dreams? Have you ever wondered how a dream can become part of an author’s creative work? Let me share with you the discoveries I’ve made as part of my author journey.   First of all, when I am in the midst of writing or … Read more

Leaving behind a piece of your soul in your writing

When you read books, do you find the little nuggets of inspiration the author has left behind? Why not use that inspiration to leave behind a part of your soul in your own writing. Here’s a post that explains what I’m talking about in greater detail. Please like, share and comment on the original blog. … Read more

Sunday Stills: Window

I was inspired by a writing prompt

via Sunday Stills: Window

to write what I see when I look into the window of my creative life during and after suffering emotional and verbal abuse.


I take a quick glimpse into the window of my past. When I first take a mental peak into this window, I see a charming man. The boy I became fast friends with in high school and eventually married over 20 years later. I open this curtain and what do I see? The lovable, sweet young man I knew during my younger days, has turned out to be a verbally abusive monster. Seven and a half years and a lovely daughter later, I escaped this abusive madhouse, though he throws his net out to reel me in, from time to time. Does he catch me and weave me back into his web? No, but my daughter sees what I went through before my divorce. Yes, I regret giving him primary physical custody of her, but she’s near the age when she can decide with whom she wants to spend the rest of her childhood.


Let’s move from 2010 to 2016. After reading the signs of emotional and verbal abuse online, I look into yet another window. I had just broken it off with a guy who loved me, but didn’t want to leave his mother. When I peel away the curtain, the man I see is sweet, charming and interested in my writing career. He told me he was a man of God. Several months later, the signs I learned to watch for during my abusive first marriage, began bubbling to the surface.  We got married, because I loved him and wanted to give him a fighting chance. However, almost a year into our marriage, red flags flew high in the wind and the bubbling signs of abuse boiled over. Four months after that, I broke free of that spider web of emotional abuse, disrespect and childishness.


Now, it’s January 2019. After suffering emotional abuse for the second time, coming back to live near my parents’ home and losing my grandmother two days after Thanksgiving, I look through the window of my creative future. I must say, I see a new year with new beginnings, more books published and a world of storytelling awaits me, as I am in a better place. I am much happier. I may have gone through some struggles in my life, but I’ve made it through to the other side, a much stronger person. I prayed for wisdom and strength to make the necessary changes needed to maintain my sanity and creativity.

Although I am blind, I use my inner vision to look through these mental windows to see how the negatives in my life have resulted in a positive outcome. Romans 8:28 says: “And we know that all things work for good to them that love God, and to them that are the called according to His purpose.” Although I dealt with many painful memories from my past through music and journaling, All the pain I have endured and trials I have faced have worked for good in my life.


When you look out your window, what do you see? Is the view physical or mental? Do you use your eyes or your inner vision to see the world around you? Please leave your answers in the comments below. Feel free to visit the original post linked here and write your own essay about what you see through your own window.

Writers who have Influenced Me

Hello everyone, Today I’d like to talk to you about the writers who have influenced my writing career thus far. However, I couldn’t pick just one author or writer in particular; therefore, I will list three writers and how they have become such an inspiration to me   The first is Lee Smith, who not … Read more

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Lewis Stevenson and “The Banker” by Dan Seals: how a poem speaks to my writing process, and a song adds fuel to my creative fire

Hello everyone,   Today I want to talk to you about a discovery I made about the creative process. Remember the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost? If not, you can read it or listen to it for yourself at the following link:   The reason I bring this up to you … Read more

Today’s Share Your World Challenge q&a

Before I get into the answers to today’s Share Your World challenge, I would like to thank Cee Neuner for the challenge questions this week. To take part in the SYW challenge, please visit .   Now for the SYW Q&A challenge for May 14, 2018.     Before I answer this one, let … Read more

Musings for inspiration

Hello everyone, Today I went on a mobility lesson to the library here in Athens, GA. I had a very interesting meeting with a lady in the administration office, where I needed to learn about book signings. The people I need to talk to weren’t there at the time of the lesson, but I gave … Read more

An Exciting Announcement!

Hello everyone, This past Saturday, I had a very interesting author interview. This interview was on the In Perspective podcast, hosted by Bob Branco. I spoke with him and his cohost about my books, my writing inspiration, my development as a writer, and a bit about book marketing and promotion. To listen to this fun … Read more

Familiar, or not so familiar aspects in life that invoke interesting emitions

In the past few days, a recurring thought has made its way back into my mind. When I hear a familiar song for the first time in a long while, there’s something about that song that sometimes hits a specific nerve, and makes me either love it, or feel inspired by it. Sometimes I can … Read more