Random Life Update: August 2022

August was a pretty uninteresting month. LOL. It was a nice, relaxing, uneventful 31 days. *shrugs* Let me think... Work Work was good. Our newest client has very surface-level emotions that change at the drop of a hat, so I've been learning a lot about that. When to be compassionate and empathetic and when it … Continue reading Random Life Update: August 2022

Writing Health & Mental Health Problems: Words Blog Tour

Hello everyone! Today I am very excited to help share Kaley’s NEW blog Words! *claps excitedly* We will be sharing our thoughts on writing and mental health. *bows* Enjoy! Writing in the Midst of Mental Health Problems: Personal Experiences Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Hattush: I’ve always loved writing. I wrote my first story when … Continue reading Writing Health & Mental Health Problems: Words Blog Tour

Random Life Update: April 2022

I can't believe that it is already MAY. Seriously, where is life going?! It is strange. It feels like it creeping by and flying by at the same time. April was a full month. There was a lot of celebrating, comfort zone stretching, and freezing cold days. We got SNOW. SNOW, you guys! And not … Continue reading Random Life Update: April 2022

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

The Girl Who Didn’t Believe In Heroes

There once was a girl who didn’t believe in heroes. While she mocked others for having them, she secretly longed for one. But she knew that no one could ever be her hero...no one cared enough to notice her. She was determined to be self-sufficient. She needed no one. Then the Great Darkness came and … Continue reading The Girl Who Didn’t Believe In Heroes

Random Life Update: February

Uuuh, so yeah, this is a little late. But I completely forgot about writing this post, so it was very last minute, lol. Life (Random picture of peppers) February was a really busy month, which is funny because February's are normally really boring. We had So. Many. Appointments. It was crazy. I had OT every … Continue reading Random Life Update: February

Helpless

I feel helpless a lot more than I wish. When I see someone I love struggling with the same things that I struggled with in the past (or still do), it’s easy to feel helpless. I can’t take their hurt away. I can’t rescue them. I can’t do anything to force their pain away. This … Continue reading Helpless

Six Years: How Fast Life Can Change

Hey. I was walking through the store a couple days ago, passing Valentine's Day discount candy and listening to Yoveil chatter about how much she wanted to buy literally everything she saw (even the cat food). XD And then I had an idea: wouldn't it be funny to do a blog post about how much … Continue reading Six Years: How Fast Life Can Change

The Good Christian: lies that Christians believe

As Christians, it’s easy to fall into the trap that says we have to be perfect. It’s easy to believe that if we’re broken, God must be disappointed in us. When things like mental illness, pain, questions, etc. come up, it is easy to want to hide them because we think that GOOD Christians shouldn’t … Continue reading The Good Christian: lies that Christians believe

Sketch Scribble Scribe//Art Contest

Hey friends! I have super exciting news!!! *considers doing a lengthy pause with lots of dots but is way too tired* I'm just going to say it..... A NEW BLOG HAS ARRIVED ON THE BLOGSPHERE! I AM ANNOUNCING THAT TODAY! My sister Jehosheba, our friend Kaley and I are all doing a collab blog! We've … Continue reading Sketch Scribble Scribe//Art Contest

A Day In My Life 2.0 (+ surprising announcement)

Hey guys! I did one of these day-in-the-life things back in March, but my life has changed quite a bit since then. I was planning to write up a whole post announcing this, but it fits in here fine, so yeah. XD We are planning another move. Within the next few weeks actually. *grins awkwardly … Continue reading A Day In My Life 2.0 (+ surprising announcement)

Stuffed Cookies/Writing Update/Awards

Hey guys! Today I'm sitting down here to write a random post and to do some awards that I've been putting off. XD I love doing them, but somehow I just leave them to pile up. *laughs* I made nutella stuffed cookies earlier today. I discovered my deep love for making/eating/sharing stuffed cookies. The first … Continue reading Stuffed Cookies/Writing Update/Awards

Home (Part 2 of 2)

Kara squirmed. The pew was hard and rigid, but that wasn’t the main reason that she was uncomfortable. She glanced nervously around the sanctuary and tugged at the top of her shirt. It wasn’t that she disliked church. It was just the awkwardness that she didn’t enjoy. She had spent way too many Sunday afternoons … Continue reading Home (Part 2 of 2)

Random Life Update: May

MAY IS THE MONTH OF SPRING. And rain. Lots of rain. XD I go back and forth with my love for rain. Sometimes I want it to be cloudy/wet all the time. Other moments in my life, I just want to see the blue sky high above me. XD I’m really tired at this moment. … Continue reading Random Life Update: May

Characters in Quarentine

I’ve seen a couple other writers/bloggers do posts about how their characters would react if they were quarantined. Me, being the not-big-on-conformity person that I am, decided to follow suit and do the same. *laughs* So, how would four of my characters act if they were stuck at home for a month? Let’s see, shall … Continue reading Characters in Quarentine

Random Life Update: April

Wow, another month nearly over! It really is crazy how time flies. April flew by with a flurry of rain, research, boredom, tea, reading, lots of stevia-coated-ice and gum. 😉 I’m really not sure what to write here. I’ve started this post like four times and just keep on deleting my attempts ‘cause they aren’t … Continue reading Random Life Update: April