I'm grateful for do-overs and second chances. I'm grateful that my mistakes and off-days don't define me.
Attitude of Gratitude Day 6
I'm grateful for those who fought before me so that I have the right to vote this Election Day. I'm also grateful this election cycle is coming to an end. I can do without the continuous TV ads and the contentious back and forth of the candidates. And I'm grateful that my hope is in … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude Day 6
Attitude of Gratitude Day 5
I''m so grateful for my husband, who at 6:30 every morning, prays with us and then leaves to go to a job that pays the bills but offers minimum fulfillment. I'm grateful for his resolve, his devotion to his family and the great things I know God has in store for him.
Attitude of Gratitude Day 4
I'm grateful for the diverse beauty of man-the many hues, languages, and cultures. God, the Master Artist, in all His power and wisdom created such a vast tapestry...what a great invitation to broaden our scope and reach beyond our little piece of the world."Count all your blessings.Count them every single day.Then change your outlook." -from Daphne Washington's … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude Day 4
Sandwich With a Side of Romance
You can't help but to love Maddie Buckner, the heroine of Krista Phillips' debut novel Sandwich, With a Side of Romance. You will root for this sassy tough girl from page one, as she lives out her new faith in Jesus while struggling to make a new life for herself and the little brother she desperately wants to … Continue reading Sandwich With a Side of Romance
Hot, Hot, Hot!
Triple digit temps and a cranked up AC- Happy Summer!!! Trying to stay cool, keep the kiddos busy, and squeeze in a little "me" (ie. writing and reading) time along the way. Summer seems to be the season for writing retreats as I've come across a number of listings ( http://www.newpages.com/writing-conferences). So I've added a summer … Continue reading Hot, Hot, Hot!
Focus and Discouragement
It's been a while since my last post so excuse me if I ramble a bit...On Focus-I've always considered myself a pretty focused person. I'm a planner, I make lists, devise methods and get the job done. I 'm all about working now so you can rest later. No taking breaks, no scenic routes- in … Continue reading Focus and Discouragement
Some may ask, "So you have this blog and this dream of being published but what are you actually working on?" Good question! Well first I'd have to say, the fact I'm regularly blogging here is major progress. Five years ago I would have gawked at the idea of transferring the dialogue in my head … Continue reading In Progress
Short and Simple
Ever had a conversation with someone who went on and on and on? Your eyes sort of glaze over and you begin to hear the voice of Charlie Brown's teacher "Wha, wha, wha." Well I don't want the same to happen when someone reads my work. Brevity is key. Keep it simple and direct. I've … Continue reading Short and Simple
...No, not the show but the way a writer communicates with their audience. I've learned that very often the voice one speaks with and the voice one writes in can be totally different... or they can be one and the same. Personally, the way I write is not the way I speak. Mainly b/c I … Continue reading The Voice