Monday’s Motivating Word

PLANNING Blogging has really challenged my writing life. Two to three times a week I have to figure out what to write. Sometimes a topic is so strong on my heart that I feel compelled to write. But then there are those days when I struggle to find an idea. That's where planning comes in. … Continue reading Monday’s Motivating Word

The Danger of Silence

My morning started off promising. Last night I started to revise a chapter from a novel I wrote a few years ago. Words and ideas flowed like a well-fed spring. But instead of going back to what I was working on last night, I decided to check my email. I should have known my day … Continue reading The Danger of Silence

Monday’s Motivating Word

DREAM I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.' MARTIN LUTHER KING  JR We all have a dream that God has placed on our heart. It plays a part in His … Continue reading Monday’s Motivating Word

Writing Lessons Learned at Obedience Training

My new puppy, Maizy (as in Maize and Blue), is as cute as a button, but doesn’t listen. She’d be darn right ‘bad’ if it weren’t for the fact that she has learned a few things from our older dog.  So I signed her up for obedience training. The first class of training was only for … Continue reading Writing Lessons Learned at Obedience Training

Winged Messengers

Yesterday, as my daughter drove to pick up her friend for carpool [she doesn’t get her license until later this month], I noticed a huge hawk sitting on the curb. We slowed down to get a better look.  It was huge and totally indifferent to our car.  I contemplated circling back to take a picture … Continue reading Winged Messengers

Motivating Word

CHALLENGE To engage in a contest, fight or competition  To summon to action or effort; stimulate It’s been hard to get back into the swing of things. That's why you're getting Monday's Motivating word so much later than usual. December sucked the life out of me. I had high hopes for the New Year, but as … Continue reading Motivating Word

Five Things Not-to-Do in 2012

Imagine if God created you to be the Michelangelo of this age, but you stayed so busy doing all kinds of things — good things — that you never got around to painting and sculpting. You’d end up missing God’s plan and design for your life because you got distracted chasing lesser things. What a … Continue reading Five Things Not-to-Do in 2012