Giving people hope…

… 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? Advertisements

Children Are Not a Distraction

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

Find your strengths

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!

Forgiveness

  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

More Love to Give

  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

Look Above

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