Posted in A Moment With Me

A Moment With Me, Ari

Hello. It’s been a while since we last spoke.

The first thing you probably noticed is that the blog’s theme has changed. I changed the theme once in the past, and I felt like the blog could use an update. Frankly, I am loving this new theme. It’s so fresh and bright looking, and whenever I get in the mood for change, I can just change the header photo. 

If you click on the left box (three bars), you will be taken to the menu. From there you can proceed to one of the site’s pages. If you click on the right box (four bars), you can search for something on the blog, see recent posts, follow the blog, access old posts by month or catergory, see the tags, and there’s also a little calender with special dates on it. All this used to be on the side of the page.

I’d love to hear your feedback on this major change. You can either tell me what you think through this poll or in the comment section. If you absolutely hate it, don’t be afraid to voice your opinion, and if you love it, that’d be great to know.


I’d like to apologize for neglecting the verses of the day and song of the week. I have no excuses, and I’m going to try harder to scheudle the posts ahead of time. This year in the verses of the day, we are mostly going to be in the Psalms, Proverbs, 2nd Samuel, Acts, and Genesis, and this year I’ve added a Christmas advent to the calender. If you’d like the Excel of the calender, I would be more than happy to send it to you. You can either contact me personally or email the blog at, and I will send you the attachment.

I’m very excited to announce that Highlight & Read is starting back next month, and I’ll be announcing March’s book tomorrow. Book club will now be hosted here on the blog. On the meeting’s date, I’ll create a new post, and we can discuss the book in the comment section. All book club posts will be password protected, and you will either need to contact me personally or email the blog to receive the password. I may change the system in the future, but let’s just see how this works.

As for the Berkshire County Chronicles, I’m not sure when that will start again. Someday, I’d love to return to the world of Natalie and My Crazy Life, but I don’t see that happening any time soon. Those books and characters will always have a special place in my heart, but I think it’s time I start moving on. I’m not saying never. I hope to one day finish the entire line-up of books I planned out two years ago, but for now the entire series is on hiatus.

Since I did create this blog to share my stories with the world, I will be starting a brand new series this spring. I don’t want to “offically” announce this new story since I haven’t started writing it yet and just in case things don’t work out, but hopefully by May, I’ll be publishing chapters twice a week. The one thing I will say about this new series is that it’s science fiction and takes place in space.

I’m looking forward to the year ahead on Highlight & Write and am not-so-patiently waiting to see what God has in store for my life. But I know He’s going to be with me every step of the way.

Posted in Verse of the Day

Verse of the Day

Acts 9:26-31

And when he had come to Jerusalem, he attempted to join the disciples. And they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who spoke to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus. So he went in and out among them at Jerusalem, preaching boldly in the name of the Lord. And he spoke and disputed against the Hellenists. But they were seeking to kill him. And when the brothers learned this, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus. So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.