Author Archives: Jeanna Ellsworth

Fitzwilliam’s Sweet Nothings

Fitzwilliam’s Sweet Nothings

Fitzwilliam’s Sweet Nothings   “WHICH OF ALL MY IMPORTANT NOTHINGS SHALL I TELL YOU FIRST?”––Jane Austen, private letter What are the “important nothings” Jane Austen was describing? As an author, I always hope that the tender moments in my book, the parts you as the reader reread over and over again, come out perfectly. I… more goodness …

Weeds

Weeds

WEEDS the curse and the blessing No one has better intentions than that of an eager fed-up-with-winter gardener ready to till, sow, and hover over tiny seedlings as they make their first appearance from the ground. The smile it brings as the first snow pea pushes the painfully measured ½ inch soil-cover off its eager… more goodness …

JEANNAISMS

JEANNAISMS

JEANNAISMS Over the years, I have learned that people cope differently. Some with escapism. Ya, they run and hide. Some with sarcasm. Ya think? Others with up in your face defensism. WHATEVER! But . . . is there a right way to cope? For me? YES. It isn’t escapism, or sarcasm, or defensism­­­­––they are JEANNAISMs!… more goodness …

The Art of Patience

The Art of Patience

“PATIENCE IS NOT PASSIVE RESIGNATION, NOR IS IT FAILING TO ACT BECAUSE OF OUR FEAR. PATIENCE MEANS ACTIVE WAITING AND ENDURING.” ––Dieter F. Uchtdorf   Ever been tempted to pray for patience? I have. Then I learned my lesson. I’m not kidding. Don’t ever, ever, pray for patience! Many times in my life I have… more goodness …