… one story at a time. How has a story given you hope? In this video I describe how I create characters that will give my readers hope. I’m interested in knowing what types of characters you like. What aspect of a fictional story draws you in?
The most important work… Everyone’s life is an every-single-kind-of-genre novel, I think. All the genre’s are mixed up and intertwined with the next. We may have some romance, some drama, some comedy, perhaps a little fantasy-adventure, too. The contemporary realism section or genre of my novel might be entitled, “Child-like Faith.” I have desired to … More Children Are Not a Distraction
It’s okay to be an introvert! I grew up thinking there was something wrong with me, because I didn’t have the energy to be around people all the time. Now that I’ve learned the differences between extroverts and introverts, I know that I was made that way. I need time alone to recharge my energy … More “I like people but…”
When you shed light on your strengths, your weaknesses fade into the shadows. Watch below as I share an example of how to do just that by using Tom Rath’s Strength Finder. We can do amazing things when we operate in our strengths!
We moved to Texas almost two weeks ago now! I can’t believe how fast time is going by. We are loving the fluffy cumulus clouds, warm rain with thunder and lightning, and abundance of fresh air. I had recorded videos during our move, one a day for eight days, and posted them on Facebook. I … More Moving Toward the Calling
When I think about forgiveness, I think about the big things — hurts, wrongs, insults — either received or given. And as my savior did for me I forgive and release the traumatic thing back to God. Then my chest loosens and I feel peaceful once again. But, what I find difficult to forgive … More Forgiveness
I hardly know Anna. We’ve never met in person. She is a friend of a friend that I haven’t seen in years. We met through Facebook email when I messaged her to talk about adoption. All I know really is that she has adopted children and she is quirky and positive in her Facebook … More More Love to Give
The Lord never fails to give his peace and love. If we just shift our focus upward we will see the future prosperous plans He has for us. I tried an intriguing exercise in a book I read years ago. Unfortunately, I cannot remember what the book is called. But the exercise went like this: … More Look Above