Do kids need encouragement or a dose of reality for their dreams? In short, I’m inclined to believe it’s a little of both. I would like to share a little more of my background to illustrate my point: When I was in junior high school, I remember taking a class where we studied and learned about… Continue reading What I Will Tell My Girls About Following Their Dreams…
Enter to win a Free paperback copy of Becky Wade’s 4th installment in the Porter Family series, Her One and Only! I thought spreading the love to an amazing author would be a great way to celebrate the launch of my Facebook page. Her One and Only released this month, May 2016, and follows the… Continue reading Book Giveaway: Becky Wade’s Her One and Only
Letting go of jealousy, so you can fulfill your purpose. Okay, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but… Unless we’re perfect, have nothing at all to improve about ourselves or our gifts and talents (please tell me if I ever say I don’t because that means I need a big ol’ piece of humble… Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Your Green Monster
It’s okay to be Okay. I guess what I mean by giving yourself permission to be okay, is that we don’t have to be perfect. It’s okay to NOT be perfect. Salvador Dali said, “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” Does that thought make you cringe or make you sigh in relief?… Continue reading Giving Yourself Permission to Be Okay
A pinched weary voice, drones, “Number 7, 000, 899. Now serving 7,000, 899, please.” Everybody in the cramped, stale, waiting room, frantically checks their numbered paper slip. Many groans fill the air, some throw their hands in the air in defeat while bolting for the exit, while one lucky soul, exclaims, “Yes! That’s me! Finally!”… Continue reading Surviving The Waiting Room for Dreams
Is it possible to Dream Big and still be Thankful for everything we have? Can we have both Goals and Gratefulness? While on the way home from church yesterday, my husband and I were talking about the places we’d visit if we had the chance, and discussing other dreams, like mine to go to the… Continue reading Is There Room For Goals AND Gratefulness?
Confessions of a Mama/ Author- Writer (Okay, I know that’s silly, but it’s my way to describe the Parent/Writer.) It’s not easy to squeeze your dreams into the crevasses of Cheerio-covered, I’m-going-to-be-on-the-news-as-the-only-woman-to-have-suffocated-by-her-laundry, leftover time. In all honesty, as sad as it is, it would be easier not to have a dream. Yeah, how’s that for… Continue reading Signs You May Be a “Mauthor” (or “Fauthor”)
This is a topic that is increasingly popular among Christians, non-Christians, publishers, writers, and many other bookish people out there. Is there a correct ‘level’ of faith &/ or Christian subject matter to put in a book? Is it possible, as a Christian writer, to write a fiction novel that satisfies the heart of the Christian reader,… Continue reading I’d Like Some Faith With That Please: Faith in Fiction