Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Why We Love Spring

Most people love Spring. And there are excellent reasons:
Baby animals are everywhere, giving us hope for the future.
Flowers and butterflies fill our senses with joy.
Warmer weather means more time spent outdoors. What's YOUR favorite aspect of Spring? Mine is everything!

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Laughter or Tears? Sometimes Both

Our daughter's birthday is today. I gave her several gifts and a sparkly purple card. We are taking her to one of her favorite restaurants for dinner. I'm excited she was born! But she's not. She doesn't like adding another year to her age. It depresses her. Sigh. If only I was her age again! I wouldn't get lightheaded when I stand up from squatting down to clean out the cat boxes. I could stay awake later than 9 p.m. every night. I wouldn't need pills for high blood pressure and pain that bounces from my hips to my head. So. I'm laughing but she's crying. Over the same event! We are different, all right.
If you have a loved one who's vastly different from you, that's a good thing. It means you complement one another. When she's crying, you can encourage her. And when you're depressed, she can lift you up. If you both have Jesus in your lives, better yet. He shares in every little and big event, whether it brings laughter or tears. He's the Best Friend anyone can have. Is Jesus in your life? If not, contact me and we can chat about Him.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Wanna Write?

This year's Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat has a star-studded faculty that will help you make your dreams of writing come true! I got my start at a writers conference like this one, where I met editors, publishers, agents, and BEST of all, fellow-writers who were gracious enough to show me the ropes. I think conferences like these are the best way to hone your skills and find encouragement in your writing journey. My two classes, Shock the Clock: Time Management Secrets for Creatives and Humor Helps and Sells, are included in this year's line up. I'd love to meet you!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Why Hope?

My word for the year is HOPE.
Why should we hope? What's there to hope for? Isn't the state of the world pretty hopeless?
To the first question First of all we should hope because "Nothing is impossible with God," and "Jesus can change a circumstance, a person's heart, or an entire nation in an instant. So never give up hoping for the best."
What is there to hope for? And end to abuse and wars. A spiritual revival in our land and all nations. And most of all, for the return of the Lord Jesus! I hope for that miracle daily! And yes, the state of the world is hopeless. But we as Believers in Jesus and His ability to fix the worst issues and change the hardest hearts, are not bound by the world's systems. We are in the world but not of the world. We are here to change the world and make it better by giving it Jesus.
So, go ahead, get your hopes up! Do you have a word for the year? What are you hoping for?

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

I Love This Book Title and Cover

This is my newest book, Shock The Clock: Time Management Secrets & Strategies for Creatives. If you are creative in any way--NOT just a writer--you need the unique, tailored to your personality ideas in this slender volume. With comic drawings by former animator, Ron Levellie. A bonus feature: Ask the Expert, including tips from professional artists, agents, writers, and crafters! The perfect gift for those hard-to-buy-for creatives in your family or friend group. Tell me about your favorite book cover. Better yet, share a photo of it!