Faith is to believe what you do not see;the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. St. Augustine My pastor father moved us to South Portland, Maine, the month before I turned twelve. I was excited to make new friends, graduate from children’s church, and move into the youth group. My firstContinue reading “Age or experience are not always the definers of being an excellent mentor”
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Self-deception is easy when you compare yourselves to others around you – Realities of an Indie Author
If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Galatians 6:3 NIV Well, that verse hit me between the eyes, literally. My phone slipped. I’ll let you use your imagination. That attempt at humor was necessary because the verse hit too close for comfort. Yes, that was a lame attempt atContinue reading “Self-deception is easy when you compare yourselves to others around you – Realities of an Indie Author”
Spring – a season of new growth
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19 NIV Spring is colorful in South Carolina, and it starts earlier than the calendar date of March 20th. The transition from one season toContinue reading “Spring – a season of new growth”
If my underlying objective is to evoke emotion in my reader, then my ultimate goal should be to awaken a yearning for God in my reader’s heart.
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Perseverance shows determination and steadfastness. I obviously have very little of all three.
“Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” Ecclesiastes 7:8 RSV I recently navigated a tough season of life. Let me rephrase—I’m still navigating—with one oar and a leak in the boat. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~Nelson MandelaContinue reading “Perseverance shows determination and steadfastness. I obviously have very little of all three.”
1800s Healing Salve Recipe from a reader included in With All My Heart—Book 2, Discerning God’s Best series
When writing With All My Heart, I requested help from my readers to locate a period-appropriate recipe. I was thinking of cake or cookies, but Joan Archibald shared her great-great-grandmother’s recipe for Healing Salve, and I knew it had to be a part of the story. This unique recipe, or one like it, was oftenContinue reading “1800s Healing Salve Recipe from a reader included in With All My Heart—Book 2, Discerning God’s Best series”
How do I love someone who has hurt me or someone I love?
“Above all, love each other deeply because love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 NIV I don’t have difficulty being kind, but loving deeply? I know this verse is a command from God, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. How do I love someone who has hurt me or someone IContinue reading “How do I love someone who has hurt me or someone I love?”
Words of Affirmation – Reminding God You Remember Who He Is – David’s Psalm 27
’Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yea, wait for the LORD.’ Psalm 27:14 RSV I read this Psalm not long after my diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa. I would lose my vision. God had already been softening my heart and reminding me His face was the only one I neededContinue reading “Words of Affirmation – Reminding God You Remember Who He Is – David’s Psalm 27”
In the beginning….
When I wrote my first novel, I set out to tell others what I felt God would have me write—purposeful words that would bring a reader into the awareness of who God is to them and how He interacts with them on a personal level. AllAuthor requested an exclusive interview where I share my past,Continue reading “In the beginning….”
The best Christian curvy-girl romantic comedy books with true-to-life characters
Human recommendations are always better than algorithms when searching for a new read. I’ve joined 7,000+ authors who chose five of their favorite books around a topic, theme, or mood. Shepherd.com makes it easy to find these books when you search for ones you already love, an author you adore, or a topic that interests you. WantContinue reading “The best Christian curvy-girl romantic comedy books with true-to-life characters”