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What Does 2018 Hold For Us?

It seems as though I am still waiting for Christmas. Thanksgiving was so full of family and memories and then the preparation for Christmas, buying of gifts, decorating, baking of cookies, wonderful Church services celebrating Jesus and then spending time with beloved family. I love all these things.

Now we approach a new year. What will it hold for us? I have been tapping down the excitement of my book going to print this week. I wanted to embrace the holidays first. BUT NOW its here.

We have all been carefully looking for typos and any other problems but within the next few days it goes to print. And my publish date for Not Really A Princess is fast approaching.


I am not sure what this all means for me. Book signings, maybe some speaking engagements. And it has been suggested I have a book publishing party. Hmmm. That is something that would be fun to do. I have felt encouraged by so many who have preordered already off Amazon.

At the writers conference last spring I wrote down the …

Shockingly Amazing

Stunned once again.

I know, God gives good things, right? Do we always believe it, deep down?

I have been so overwhelmed in life with blessings. I have seen His hand provide in so many ways when life seemed to drown me. I have an incredible husband who loves God, serves and puts up with me. I have crazy, wonderful children who love me and grandchildren too!

BUT this journey I am on has shocked me. Rocked me to my core. I have always wanted to be in full-time ministry. And for the past 30+ years I have served in many capacities. I am busy and love teaching God's Word and reaching out to others.

As I began writing Not Really A Princess it was long and arduous. I had to grapple with a lot of past garbage and work through the process of publishing. Not knowing what it would all bring or what the journey would be - I plunged ahead. Fully expecting that it may never get published or how that would all happen I kept going. One step at a time. For those who know me well, this does not come…

Rough waters

I have so many people dear to my heart going through rough waters lately. Some are feeling overwhelmed. Some are in the middle of difficult circumstances. Sometimes I don't know how to respond when a person feels no hope. When they have given up.

Many times we just need to be a listening ear and not say anything. Other times we may need to take an active part on helping them to find a solution.

And then there are times when someone wants me to pray with them and show them encouragement from the Word. Lamentations chapter 3 has some amazing verses that have always spoken to me. Here are various verses from verse 17 and following. "And my soul has been rejected from peace; I have forgotten happiness. So I say, My strength has perished, and so has my hope from the Lord. Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and the bitterness. Surely my soul remembers and is bowed down within me. This I recall in my mind. Therefore, I have hope. The Lord's loving kindnesses …