The Waiting Is Never Easy

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 (NIV) I'm a fairly patient person, at least when it comes to standing in line at the grocery store. I've been known to sit at the doctor's office for a couple hours, waiting. … Continue reading The Waiting Is Never Easy

Officially Excited!

There's no doubt that God has given my husband and I a heart for Jerusalem.  Psalms 122:6 says, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "They shall prosper that love thee." The word prosper translated from the Hebrew word shalah doesn't quite mean what we'd think. Rather, according to Strong's Concordance, it means to be at … Continue reading Officially Excited!

“Am I my brother’s keeper?”

I had the wonderful, blessed opportunity to see Third Day, Matt Maher and Trevor Morgan in concert last night. If you get the chance, do not pass this tour up. At one point, Matt Maher (that's him right there, see?) sang one of my all time favorite songs, "Love Will Hold us Together". The chorus … Continue reading “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Hook Me In the Beginning

Since today is supposed to focus on writing, I thought I'd talk about hooks. So, what is a hook? I love the following definition from Merriam-Webster. to seize or make fast with a hook I like this one, too: . . . for catching, holding or pulling Both apply when it comes to terms of … Continue reading Hook Me In the Beginning

NO! I wrote a scene just like this one, now what do I do?

Recently, I saw an author freak a little about a book she'd been plotting when she realized it was similar to a book she'd read. I felt for her, because, well because I would have freaked a little too. Okay, probably a lot. In fact, I did. So much so that I thought my writing … Continue reading NO! I wrote a scene just like this one, now what do I do?

A Process

One thing I'm often asked by friends and family is, 'how's the book coming?' It's great that so many take interest, and fortunately for me, the interest is always positive and not the 'how's the book coming?' which really means 'why aren't you published yet?' The first time dh asked me why I wasn't finished … Continue reading A Process

Well . . .a tiny bit of news

yeah, I know I've been off the blogsphere for a while. Mainly because any free time I had in the past has been zapped up by taking a few college classes. It was a decision that didn't come lightly several weeks ago, but now that I'm half way through semester I'm glad I did. The … Continue reading Well . . .a tiny bit of news