Category Archives: Tips for Better Living

The Lord’s Ways Are Mysterious

January has been a long month, full of surprises. And full of irony. About 3 weeks ago, in pursuit of my blossoming career-interest (life as a full-time writer) I submitted an application to Examiner.com. Last week they let me know … Continue reading

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Making a list and checking it twice

I wonder whether I’m avoiding work by making a list or avoiding a list by doing things. I have a lot left to do before I leave for China tomorrow. One of the things I need to do is to … Continue reading

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A day to be truly thankful

Today, as people all across America pause in their busy lives to give thanks, I have blessings beyond measure and my thanks are lifted up as I praise God for all He’s done in my life this year. I just … Continue reading

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Guest post – How to Stay Young!

This was forwarded to me. Given my intense focus on writing a novel as part of NaNoWriMo I’m going to “borrow” this as a way of blowing the dust off of this blog. 1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes … Continue reading

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Because I have nothing better to do…I’m ready to go!

I have been pining for a while. Pining and whining. I’m ready for a change. I’ve been ready for a change. On two separate occasions (once in 2005, once in 2008) I’ve started novels. Like miscarriages, conceived but never fully … Continue reading

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"Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave…

…when first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott Once I read something that Neil posted on his blog and was flabbergasted…then realized he writes the best fiction I’ve ever found on the Internet. Bless him, he’s good! Not long … Continue reading

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October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Maybe you know this already, but the statistics for domestic violence and sexual assault are grim. Girls and boys are exposed to inappropriate sexual content on a regular basis. I’m worried for our children, especially our daughters. 1 out of … Continue reading

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Tips for Better Living

I had back-to-back “aha” moments coming from my efforts to read the Bible-in-a-Year. First, right after I tweeted “Lord, be with me this day. Help me to do your will. Help me recognize the paths you open before me. Bless … Continue reading

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Tips for Better Living

After a long hard day spent in the office dealing with people and situations and …. stuff. Sometimes you just have to step back and look at the big picture. The big picture in my world includes a gorgeous Texas … Continue reading

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Tips for Better Living

When God is nudging, resistance is unwise. I’ve been seeking wisdom as part of my lifestyle so I’m not falling into that trap! The AWI webinar has been awesome so far (we’re 2 days in, 2 to go). I’ve been … Continue reading

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