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Gladness of Heart

The past five days have been amazing! I came on this little trip to set up book signings, author events and whatever connections I could make for my book, Not Really A Princess coming out April 1st. I also came to see my husband's folks, one of my daughters and my sister and her husband in addition to several friends. Lots of activities squished into a few days and many miles put on a not great rental car that would not work on three occasions. Ugh.

And in my mind I am sorrowful for a close relation dying of cancer. Soon. Last night I felt so sad. My spirit burdened.

This morning as I am sitting at a Starbucks with extra time waiting for a friend, I opened my Bible to Psalm 4. Comfort flooded me. Here are some excerpts. "Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; be gracious to me and hear my prayer...The Lord hears when I call to Him. Tremble, and do not sin; meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still...and trust in the Lor…

To Flee Or Not To Flee

Should I listen to that small voice that prompts me to do things to serve my mighty God? The Holy Spirit's relentless prompting. Continuously nudging me for 25 years... write the book. Nope Lord. Not gonna. I am not qualified. I am not a writer. I don't even like english! I am a theologian! I don't like "fluff" books. They are a waste of time...isn't that what this would be?

Write The Book

But what if I write the wrong thing? What if I am misinterpreted? I just can't. 
Leave The Details To ME. Write The Book
Hmm. There is that story of Jonah. I did not grow up in a church where I learned Old Testament Bible Stories. But everyone has heard of Jonah, right? God told him to go and do something and he fled for his life. Jonah 1:2-3, "Arise, go to Nineveh the great city, and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me. But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord."

Jonah knew God was all powerful. When a great stor…

Hinds' Feet

There is that old saying - where there's a will, there's a way. Do you ever think about old sayings and how they got there start? Or maybe we pay no attention to them until they fit. Then we understand them and it is an "aha" moment.

I am not a very confident person. And that may be an understatement. I doubt things I am good at, I may know it is something that comes easy to me but still can't really believe deep down that I am good at it.

About three years ago I was sitting in my sister Lisa's home with a group of other family members. I lamented over the fact that Lisa had a wonderful career as a nurse that she had put many years of her life into and had helped hundreds if not thousands of people. It was a career. I whined that I had no career and hadn't accomplished much in life. Not sure I really totally believed that, I was whining. 

I am an out-of-the-box person. There is not even a box. I am sure I colored outside the lines as a child. I have worke…

No Favorites

We would like to think that we are impartial to the unlovely or to the poor. We may minister to them in some way. This is great but are we truly caring and having a pure motive?

In James chapter two verse one it states, "My brothers, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism." It then explains that we pay more attention to someone dressed nice. Then tells us in verse 5 that God chose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him. And in verse 13, "For who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgement."
I myself look the other way when I come to a corner of an intersection and there is a panhandler. I have questions, are they legit? 
But...they still need Jesus. They still need help. 
Verse 17-18 tells us, "Even so faith , if it has NO works, is dead, being by itself. But someone may say, 'you have faith, and I have works: show me your f…

Not Really A Princess Dec 2017 book trailer

After many production changes and reworking. Here is my book trailer for Not Really A Princess.  Before writing this book I don't even think I had ever seen a book trailer. It is just a tease for the upcoming book.

Thank you Jessica Owinyo of Genuinely Ginger and Chalkboard for producing this, it is lovely. And to Julie Taddicken for her excellent voiceover work.