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Stars Shine Bright on a Moonless Night

Speak Life! Life is multi-dimensional and amazing. My desire is to inspire you to see the adventure that life affords us and discover the light in each stage, process and even challenge you find yourself in.  Where does my help come from? It comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)

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February 9, 2019

The illustrations for my upcoming children's picture book are finally done!  Now, for the final formatting of the book.  And for a pre-launch sale.  I hope the book will encourage adults to share hope and faith with children.

I'm excited.  The paintings o...

August 3, 2018

Years ago, my neighbor Nancy gave me a CD of an African group called Ladysmith Black Mambazo. I loved their song called Rain Rain Beautiful Rain. During those dark times after a divorce, I was severely depressed. How refreshing when I heard the songs refrain: ”beautifu...

August 3, 2018

As part of my ongoing writing journey, I published my first book after working on it for seven years. Currently, I will continue to work on this revised blog on this new to me website platform.  Hopefully, it will be more reader (and writer) friendly than the first att...

August 3, 2018

The third manuscript in progress is a collection of poetry that spans many years with content covering the angst of a woman (me) moving from past fears to current fearlessness (most of the time).  I experience God in nature so many poems are inspired from walks, hikes...

August 3, 2018

The second manuscript in progress, is a children’s picture book based on a poem I recited many years ago in front of a congregation of about 100 people at a birthday celebration for my spiritual father, Reverend LaVerne Anderson of Hope Community Church in Amherst, Mas...

August 3, 2018

Lookin’Up in Down Times (Stars Shine Bright on a Moonless Night) by Mountainbird, my first book, recounts inspiring, true adventures that span a period of 30 years. It gives hope in the face of immense challenges.  A self-help or motivational book, rather than telling...

August 3, 2018

It took a “million” written words to realize I was a writer. While away at college, I wrote 20 page handwritten letters regularly. As a young mother, I sent out so much personal correspondence that the postmistress asked me if I had my own business.

Years later, while...

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About Me

Speak Life!

Welcome to Lookin' Up with Mountainbird. 
My multifaceted site reflects my multifaceted life.  I juggle lay ministry, writing, potting with clay, cooking, art, adventure, and sales/service of insurance, nutritional products and legal service plans.  This makes for many topics to share here.  My focus will be writing, health and wellness, cooking, gardening, nature and anything that inspires.   
My personal history is I am a mother of three grown sons, a former carpenter and professor of English and Education.  Missions and service are passions.  Now I help where I live and advocate two charities:  Children with Hair Loss and  the Anthony J. Falbo Memorial Fund (an art scholarship).  Formerly I served as a short term missionary to Thailand, Haiti, El Salvador and Ghana
Browse around my site and let me know your topic ideas and responses. Perhaps you'd like to be a guest contributor.  Let me know your fave topics or postings.  Formerly from the north but currently a southern gal, I'll say, "Love to hear from y'all--and come back now."


North Carolina, USA

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