Hello, I’m Nancy—a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a writer. I love spending time with family, taking walks on the beach, hiking in nature, flower gardening, photography and other creative activities. 

Over the years, I’ve gone through hundreds of pens and many journals, recording my thoughts, penning stories and painting pictures with my words. 

As a young woman, journaling became deeper and more meaningful for me while going through several difficult; life changing events. I was raised in a Christian home so I knew where to go … prayer. I asked God for help and I experienced his life changing love and presence. Jesus became real and personal to me and my prayers and inspirational thoughts began to pour from my pen onto the pages of my journals.  As a result I’ve had several articles and poems published in various hard copy magazines and online publications. 

I’ve also found that photography allows me to see the beauty in my surroundings and helps me focus on what there is to be grateful for in a world that can often be messy and hard. It has become a wonderful creative outlet for me.  Some of my work has been featured in Bella Grace Magazine http://www.bellagracemagazine.com   I was also on the  photography team for The Joyful Life Magazine http://www.joyfullifemagazine.com for several years and many of my photos were featured in their quarterly publication.

In this space I share my stories through words and photographs.

Stop by anytime. I’d love to meet you here.

You may also contact me through email at: pensandjournals@gmail.com