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Missed Opportunies

We have little kids who live all around our church. They ride their bikes in the parking lot, they come talk to you when you are working outside and they come on Wednesday nights to AWANA club or youth group. They are great. You don't really know how many years they may visit but it doesn't matter. God's Word doesn't return void and them hiding it in their little hearts is so worth it.

We have a family who has three littles who have been coming for years. I have had all three kids in my class on Wednesday nights. I have seen a grandma bring them but never really visited with her much, just sometimes when she walked over to pick up the kids. This Halloween I had an opportunity to visit with her longer. Our church does a Harvest Party with game booths, Trunk or Treat and a chili feed. It is always a great event and the neighbors around our church have come to expect us to do it. My husband and I usually help. He runs the bbq for hot dogs, literally hundreds of them, and …

Deep In The Heart Of Texas

God is faithful. Oh so faithful.

I am on a trip to Texas. I have not spent much time here in Texas. Always wanted to but have just visited a couple times. I have been in Austin then today I head to Houston. I am visiting four dear friends whom I have not seen in awhile but the main purpose is to speak at a couple author events.


I have been a bit discouraged lately with book sales, the abundance of work to do on my next book, and getting speaking engagements. Tough work. I get riddled with doubt. Am I on the right path? What is my deepest desire? Then I remember once again that this has all been moving along because God has shown me how faithful He is and that He is the one who is sovereign and not me. He has it all worked out.

And then "poof!" an offer from a magazine appears, I sell some books and I get a new lead on a speaking engagement. And my Colossians 3:12 Ministries Team does some amazing things. They are the key. Having others around you who work along with you, sup…

Colossians 3:12 Ministries

We have been going through Colossians at church the past few weeks. It is such a gem. It is packed full of amazing truths for us all. A couple weeks ago was the perfect sermon for me to hear. Especially since it fit so well with the new ministry that my team is working on implementing. My first book Not Really A Princess, gives an overview of the struggles my family went through while I was growing up. I grew up with a widowed mom and we had no income for awhile. Because of this, I have great concern for widows, single parents and orphans. Through the years I have been thankful for my husband being willing to help people even when we did not necessarily have extra to give. He has been so patient with me. He has a big heart and knows I would give everything away if I could. I know that 30 years ago he may have wondered about this but he never ONCE ever complained or told me I couldn't help someone. I am so thankful for that.

As I began writing my second book It's Not About The …