Rae’s Bourbon Butterscotch with a Twist of Caramel Cookies

INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup salted butter, softened (at room temperature) 1 cup white sugar 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cloves 2 eggs, room temperature 1 tblsp bourbon (I used Woodford Reserve) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp caramel syrup (IContinue reading “Rae’s Bourbon Butterscotch with a Twist of Caramel Cookies”

Halloween Writing Prompt: Monsters in the Dark (50 Words)

Monsters in the dark, lingering, waiting in silence. You hear them breathe, Knowing they are there. They have always been there. Monsters in the darkness of your mind. Shivering with eyes fiercely shut, you wish them away. Still they remain. Unwelcome. Uninvited. Hiding in the corners of regrets and memories.

Falling Leaves, Warm Memories

*This was for a short story contest where you had to start with the sentence, “By the time I stepped outside, the leaves were on fire.” By the time I stepped outside, the leaves were on fire. The remnants of hours spent raking now filled an old drum, surrendering to the heat of a controlledContinue reading “Falling Leaves, Warm Memories”


*This devotion is based on the painting “The Woman in Black” painted by my husband in 2013 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpracht) “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” Romans 12:1 She is not someone who wouldContinue reading “SURRENDER”

Morning Walk – A 200 Word Story

She stepped out the front door into the darkness of the early morning. It seemed that she alone was awake. The world slept on while she, already having been awake for hours, started on her morning walk.  The quiet of the morning brought her restless soul some longed for peace. The streetlights, along with theContinue reading “Morning Walk – A 200 Word Story”