Category Archives: Encouragement

Happily Ever Afters: Fact or Fiction?

I’m a huge fan of stories with happy endings. I love seeing couples experience the thrill of meeting, getting to know one another, and realizing that they’re in love. A happy ending is the frosting on a mighty tasty cake. … Continue reading

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Life on the Ledge, or Leaning on the Lord?

Have you ever read a blog post that reached deep into your innermost being and begged for a comment, one that flew from your fingertips and ended up being a novella you were almost afraid to post because you didn’t … Continue reading

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Operation Motivation: How to Move Toward Our Goals

What gets you moving? Deadlines work for me. I don’t like letting others down and will do my utmost to fulfill my obligations, shoulder my responsibilities, and get the job done on time. But what happens when no one’s waiting … Continue reading

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The #1 Tip for Successfully Establishing a New Habit

Are you one of those people who writes New Years Resolutions and dreams of making them all come to pass? I was. But I got older. Hopefully I’m a little wiser, too. What I’ve learned is that New Year’s Resolutions … Continue reading

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Facing Our Fears

What are you afraid of? Spiders? Heights? Losing your job? One of my biggies is snakes. Particularly large, poisonous ones. I set off on a walk one recent afternoon and soon found myself immersed in the beauty of the glorious … Continue reading

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Three Tips for Writing When the Words Won’t Come

One of the first things I learned about life post-contract is that waiting is part of the publishing world no matter where we are in the process. Selling a book doesn’t magically change things. We still wait. And we wonder. … Continue reading

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Dealing with Change

How often have your plans changed when you least expected it? Happens to me all the time. I planned to publish my Friday post earlier. However, my plans had to be altered following a routine physical exam this past Wednesday. … Continue reading

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