I am a born and raised Midwesterner who traveled to Oregon in 2006 via the Oregon Trail route, fell in love with Oregon and now call it home.
I am retired and pursuing my life long dream of becoming a Freelance Inspirational Writer.
I love to write poetry, inspirational articles and devotionals.
I published my first book in 2011.  It is a devotional-journal titled “54 Spiritual Blessings in Christ”
I have since published two of my original poetry chapbooks and two books for my ministry.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy my poetry.




18 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello!
    Thank you for following my blog. I know how many interesting blogs are out there and feel honored that you picked mine to follow. I hope my stories entertain and inform and my photos bring you joy and wonderment.
    I travel mostly local but try to always find interesting places. I have lived in several different places and dig through my archives of photos to bring glimpses into places I have been. Sometimes I post a recipe because food tells a lot about culture.
    I am not a professional photographer, so my photos are sometimes a little fuzzy and there are telephone poles and wires and other things along with what I was photographing. The older photos are 35mm, the newer are point and shoot digital and a few are Samsung Smartphone.
    I am new to blogging so if you have any advice or critique please drop me a comment.
    Thank you again for following and to quote Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
    Iris the Wanderer

    1. You are welcome! I enjoy following fellow bloggers and photographers. We all have something to say and share. My favorite part of the day is when I can sit down and browse through my WP Reader to enjoy the beautiful photographs, poetry and stories of those I follow here on WordPress.

  2. Hi Leona — you have a beautiful blog, and your poems and art are so carefully crafted, they’re a delight to see! This year I have been on a virtual journey, visiting a positive blog every day and keeping a list on my own site as a resource. Your blog is today’s entry, and I’m very glad I discovered it!

    1. Meg, thank you for your nice comments, I so appreciate hearing them, and thank you for visiting and for choosing my blog! I hope you will return again in the future.
      Blessings to you daily. Sincerely, Leona

    1. Thank you and yes it is wonderful to learn about all the blessing we believers have received in Christ! It was a blessing to me to be able to put it all together and publish to share with others also. It is still available to purchase on Amazon if you would like one.

  3. Leona,
    I am a chaplain who would like to share some of your work with those I minister to. Please contact me via my email address to discuss particulars.
    God has certainly blessed you with a gift of discernment and writing. Thank you for listening and responding to Him!

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