• Above All Else...
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    Heart Health

    How many times a day does our heart beat? Hopefully at least once more, right? How often do we consider what’s really inside our heart – what we believe? Our beliefs propel us in and out of situations. Our beliefs guide us and direct us. Inside our heart we store up countless memories, thoughts and desires. In my continuation of “my one word”, ALL – here is a beautiful admonition for us. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV

  • Light
    General,  Prose

    Right Light

    It’s hard to believe we are pushing toward the end of January already. I guess that means I better focus on getting my tax preparation done for my Accountant, right? There is something I have done for the past few years, “My One Word”. I like it. It Makes me focus. This year, my one word is ALL. I’m very excited about it, because it’s so expansive. There is so much in life where we limit ourselves – and ALL is the opposite of that. Also, I’ve discovered it’s used a lot in the scripture. Very interesting. Here is one I found a moment ago… “This is the message we…

  • Joyful Abandon
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    Full On

    Years ago, I picked a Hotmail address – it was Go Full On. I still have it, even though Hotmail has been assimilated into Outlook. FULL ON. Don’t do something half-way. Don’t be tepid. Give it your ALL. That’s my mantra this year. I’m all in. There is going to be no midway with me. It’s all or nothing. Carpe diem, baby! I am going to love with everything I have – write with all that is in me – sing loud, strong and happy. I’m going to play, worship and live with abandon. ” Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and…

  • General,  Random

    Practice Makes Perfect

    Have you ever started thanking God for one thing, and the list keeps getting longer and longer? It’s so good to remind ourselves about who and what we are blessed with, rather than moaning about what we think we are supposed to have! Today, it is cloudy, foggy and generally dreary out – but not on the inside! I encourage you to take a moment (or ten) and remind yourself of your blessings. Try this out – I mean, work your way through this list. (bold/italics mine). When you get to the end, your brain and heart will be in a great place. Practice teaching your mind what is TRUE.…

  • I Can Do All Things
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    All Set!

    It’s hard to believe, but we are already well into January. It feels like January out! I am kicking off 2016 with four things that are exciting. Chris Tiegren’s devotional – “Hearing His Voice” – wow! So far, it’s excellent. I started another “read through the Bible” in a year on YouVersion. What a great resource! On Facebook, I saw a post about a “blessing jar” – I’ve started one. It will be a great reminder. My One Word for this year is “ALL”. Check them out! Lastly, I have contacted an agency to begin the process to market my books! I am hopeful that this process will be smooth…

  • Blessings
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    Getting Ready for ’16

    This year – or rather 2016, I’ve decided I’m going to remind myself and document the blessings in my life. So many times the days slip by and the sweetness in life can get blurred. I want to remember it and from Whom it comes. So…I saw something on Facebook, and I’m appropriating it. I have a lovely vase that is going to become my Blessing Jar. Every time something wonderful that may seem “random” comes along, I’m going to write it down and date it and put it in the jar. Next Christmas I’m going to take them out and see what God has done in my life in…

  • Star of Bethlehem
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    Approaching Christmas

    One of my favorite Christmas movies is “The Bishop’s Wife” with Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven. I’m a sucker for old black and white movies where there was actual dialogue. The movie brings to mind some very timely questions – what are we seeking? What are we expecting? What are our motives? Do we rush around and try to do “big things” for God, and yet leave him out of the process? I hope not. Today, as I write this, I think of how the Magi traveled so far for so long to pay homage. They offered Jesus gifts and worshiped him, because they recognized he was the…

  • Autumn Bible
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    Anticipation

    Today is an exciting day! I will be speaking with Athena Dean Holtz of Redemption Press regarding the projects. I keep looking at the clock, but the wait is actually fun. Anticipation is a good thing. According to Dictionary.com, the 2nd and 3rd definitions for anticipation are: “2. realization in advance…3. expectation or hope…” Now you tell me – doesn’t that sound like a good place to be on a Wednesday morning?

  • Pen and Pad
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    Next Project

    I’m pleased to report that my new project is underway! It’s in the very early stages still, but it is progressing. I love this time of development because it involves a lot of research. Learning is such a fun adventure! Right now I’m living in Damascus in the first century! More to come…

  • General

    Christian Writer’s Conference – A Beginning

    On Saturday, September 12, 2015 I was privileged to attend the Christian Writer’s Conference, hosted by Roaring Lambs.¬†The information and speakers were very inspiring. In particular, I appreciated the session and time I shared with Athena Dean Holtz of Redemption Press. She very energetic, and provided¬†a tremendous amount of information. As a result of the teaching and sessions, I’ve decided to create this blog. The intent will not be limited to “writing”, but I have a vision for it to cover several art forms, including recipes! Those of you who know me won’t be surprised by this. Stay tuned. This is just the opening salvo! Rose