For as long as I can remember I have kept my thoughts in a journal--not wanting to forget any of the things I have learned in God's word and through my life experiences. I tremble a little when I think someone will probably read these after I am gone but hope in some way they are a legacy I can leave behind.

       Until about 1998, I kept my writing hidden in file folders, deep drawers and packed away in bookcases. While working on the topic of spiritual gifts in my home church, my creative communication peeked out just long enough for a dear friend to say, "why have you been hiding this?"
That launched me on a path of improving my craft of writing, and I have never looked back.

       Since then I have written, written and rewritten to find my niche and my voice. Through writer's workshops and conferences I have been affirmed to keep going forward. I have learned so much from these opportunities and the people I have met. Whenever anyone asks whether going to a conference is worth it, I reply, it absolutely is!

       I began by writing a print newsletter called, The Stream's Edge and mailed it bi-monthly to anyone who asked. My subscriptions grew to over 250 mailings before life's situations got in the way...which is a whole other wilderness story.

       Since that time, The Stream's Edge has now become my blog at www.streams-edge.blogspot.com and my articles have appeared in Evangel, Live, Proverbs 31 Magazine, and Living Magazine. I am also a contributing writer for http://www.crosswalk.com/
I am a contributing author to, Kisses of Sunshine for Women and Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home

All this to say, if you have the desire to write, those desires and dreams are given for a purpose. So, follow your heart and see where God leads. And, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

If you'd like me to share what I have learned on my writing path with your writer's group, retreat or conference, contact me; I am happy to encourage others on the journey.

Keep writing,


I am available to share at your next writer's group meeting, workshop or conference. See some suggested topics below.

Writer's Workshop Topics:
Intro to Blogging 
                        Wondering if you should or could? Discover the tools to make blogging work for your purpose and platform.
Hands-on Blogging
                Design your blog Step-by-Step using Blogger.com
               Creative Angles for Your Projects - interactive workshop
Gems from Garbage
               Life Experiences, Fuel For Your Stories
New Writer's Start-up Plan
               Where to Begin Your Writing Journey

Put Your Best Look Forward
               Designing Bios & One Sheets: Your First Impression



  1. Jeanne,

    Your name and link came across my inbox the other day, as I'm connected to InScribe Christian Writers' Fellowship (I understand you took a course with Elsie Montgomery, who used to be on the InScribe Executive).

    I'm soooo glad our paths have crossed, because in that short bio you shared with Elsie, I feel a kindred-ness connection.

    So here I am... to visit and explore your blog and to hopefully get to know you more as a writer and as a fellow traveler with the Lord.

    Here's wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places....

    1. Brenda,

      It is wonderful to connect with you; thanks for writing. You can also take a look at my blog link at www.streams-edge.blogspot.com

      It is always a wonderful thing to connect with another sister in Christ. I look forward to getting to you know.

      With warm regards,


  2. Jeanne, I know it is no accident that I discovered your Blogs. You are an inspiration. A few days ago I found a rough draft of a book I had started writing almost 20 years ago. After reading your "beginnings" my thoughts of continuing the project were confirmed. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a positive comment.

  3. Thank you, Barbara Jean. I look forward to hearing about your progress :)