Will You stay?

He catches my downcast gaze and whispers, “I promise you, I won’t leave you.” I look away and wrap my arms around my knees. “I don’t believe you.” “I love you!” He says passionately. “Isn’t that enough?” “You’ll leave me.” I fly from him, leaving him to wonder what goes on inside of my fickle … Continue reading Will You stay?

Random life update: January 2022

Another January has come to a close! The month was filled with a lot of fun stuff. It started, of course, with all of us getting sick. Yoveil got Covid first and it passed on through the family. I was really hoping to avoid it. I took all of the wonderful precautions. But, alas, it … Continue reading Random life update: January 2022

2021 recap: Begining of Fearslaying

I changed a lot in 2021. It was a good year. I was terrified that it would be a repeat of the past few years but God allowed it to be one of healing and life. Yes, there were hard parts. I watched friends suffer incredible pain and was helpless to do anything to change … Continue reading 2021 recap: Begining of Fearslaying

Random Life Update: December 2021

The last month of 2021 has drawn to a close. I'm sad about that. 2021 was a good year in many aspects and I'm thankful for all that God has done through it. I am, however, also looking forward to the New Year. I have a list of goals a mile long! (Maybe I'll do … Continue reading Random Life Update: December 2021

The Thief of All

Thief always finds you when you are weak and hurting. It comes to you in the night and it promises great things: pleasure, escape, peace, relief. It promises that you’ll forget the trauma of your childhood, the pain of your broken dreams, the depression that fogs your mind, the loneliness that never leaves you. “I … Continue reading The Thief of All

Random Life Update: November

Hello everyone! Here at the Reschly house we are covered in grease and drowning in sweets. That means only one thing - Hanukah has arrived! Originally I was going to do my traditional post about it, but as it is already the sixth night and I'm too tired to do a whole different post, I'll … Continue reading Random Life Update: November

Call for Adventure – How Mountains Bring Out Our Deep Desire for More

I want to see mountains again, Gandalf – mountains; and then find somewhere where I can rest. ~Bilbo, The Fellowship of the Ring Deep within us all is a desire for adventure; a desire to break free from the normality’s of life and face peril and hardship and reward. We love to read about it … Continue reading Call for Adventure – How Mountains Bring Out Our Deep Desire for More

A De-Energized Writer, Halloween Protests, Guinea Pigs and Ketchup: Realities of Life After a Move

The day started like any other day this past month. That meant one thing: chaos. This is particularly hard for a schedule-loving writer who is in the middle of a three week writing competition. I had been doing great. The first two weeks of the competition were a breeze. I finished novella and short story … Continue reading A De-Energized Writer, Halloween Protests, Guinea Pigs and Ketchup: Realities of Life After a Move

Phases of a Caffeinated Writer

I've always loved to write. As I kid, I sat at the old broken laptop and painstakingly pressed each key and typed out the story of my limited life and experience with chickens. (And I was so proud when I spelled computer correctly). As a tween, I would write for hours a day and create … Continue reading Phases of a Caffeinated Writer

Hidden Treasures

One of the big things that I do each move is to downsize and get rid of a lot of needless junk. I am an extremely sentimental person. I still have a coffee stirrer that I got when I was like seven or eight and we were moving. Don't ask why I kept it. 'cause … Continue reading Hidden Treasures

You Know You’re A Writer When…

Hey everyone! Welcome back to DOTL. Ready for some fun memes and you-know-you're-a-writer-when's! You want to experience fainting or have someone knock you unconscious – just so you know how it feels and can write from experience. You’re willing to do crazy things to better understand what your characters go through. Go into a crowd … Continue reading You Know You’re A Writer When…

Hobbies Matter: My Top Five

Welcome back to Daughter of the Light, friends! Today I'll be talking about my top five hobbies! I just finished reading Annie Down's new book This Sounds Like Fun. It was soo good (everyone, go buy it right now!) but it got me thinking about the importance of having fun hobbies - things that don't … Continue reading Hobbies Matter: My Top Five

A World That No Longer Makes Sense

Tonight I came to the conclusion that life doesn’t make sense. I look around at this broken world and I wonder what happened? Where did the joy go? Why is there so much suffering and so little hope to combat it? Why is evil so prevalent and why does good seem so small? Is it … Continue reading A World That No Longer Makes Sense

Random Life Update: June

Where did June go? Man, you guys, this month just flew by. I blinked and the calendar had switched from June to July. It doesn't really feel like summer. It's hot, but it's also been insanely rainy. Some days it feels more like fall! In fact, I'm listening to Christmas music as I write this, … Continue reading Random Life Update: June