Final Round 3 Check-In

And that’s a wrap on Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days.

At the beginning of this round, I rebranded myself. My new tagline is “to nurture & inspire.” Let’s see how I did over the last three months.

These were my original goals and how I did …

To Nurture & Inspire @ My Computer

Whether editing my clients’ work or writing devotionals and blog posts … whether Skyping or connecting on Facebook and Twitter … I will ask myself how I can be a blessing to each one. Although this is my heart’s desire, I haven’t been as deliberate about it as I’d planned. 

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24 NIV).

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Better Late than Never

My theme song from this round of A Round of Words in 80 Days …

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Online Hangouts & ROW80 Check-In

Here are a half dozen of my favourite places to hang out online …

Bible Gateway

Compel Training for Christian writers and speakers

The Creative Penn for writers

PicMonkey and Pixabay for creating memes, headers, and graphics of all descriptions

Toby Mac’s YouTube Channel for encouragement, motivation, and a reason to chair dance

And, of course, there’s Facebook, but if you know me at all, that goes without saying. (grin)

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In Search of Motivation

Oh, I have lots of motivation … on paper. Just take a look at my newest To Do List titled “Do It Already.” But I’ve been weary. In fact, I spent much of Friday sleeping. The heat maybe? (For all of you who live near the equator and are productive … KUDOS! I have no idea how you do it.)

I did get a fair amount done, including crossing some things off my Procrastination List (YAY!), and I got hooked on online teaching and audiobooks.

Although I don’t care for horror, Stephen King’s book On Writing is as one of the best on the subject, so say many industry professionals. I listened to the 7+-hour reading by King himself. He has a unique perspective on many areas of the craft of writing and I learned some new things. Plus, he shares much of his own story, and being relationship-driven, this drew me in. (If you’ve heard Stephen King give an interview, you won’t be surprised that the book includes some “language.”)

Have you listened to any good books lately?

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ROW80 Check-In Plus

Unanswered questions … I have many. Even so, I choose to focus on what is beautiful.

I hope you enjoy Dan Bremnes, “Beautiful.”

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A New Start


This past week I chose a new profile picture. (Thanks to Belinda Burston for snapping this shot of Brenda J. Wood and me at Write Canada.) I also chose a new tagline, “To Nurture & Inspire.” I’m excited about the prospects.

And here we are on Day 1 of Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days.

How does my new tagline apply to this new round?

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86,400 Seconds ROW Check-In

Last week’s check-in was based on TobyMac’s “Speak Life.” This week, I want to focus on Matthew West’s “Life Forever” and how to make each day’s 86,400 seconds count.

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Speak Life

A new song for a new week …

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Last May Check-In

Flower Box 2

Last Week

Don’t ask!

This Coming Week

For no good reason, I’ve found myself in a funk recently.

What will I do this week to change that? I will remember I am not “Strong Enough.”

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