Welcome Back, Heather

Thank you again, Heather, for sharing your hearts with readers.

Playing with faith,
A useless endeavour,
Like wearing a righteous mask
In pious mockery,
For it leaves you wanting,
Hopeless and futile,
Having no firm foundation,
To know His saving grace,
And give your heart
For relationship with Christ.


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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Motivation Found

Espresso CoverEach week I love spending time with Rhonda Rhea and a number of other wonderful ladies on Facebook, chatting about Rhonda’s books. Right now we’re learning how to “espresso our faith.” You’re welcome to join us for Faith-Pump Fridays even if you don’t have the book.

Online chats. Audiobooks. Podcasts. Physical books. These have all motivated me this past week.

I’m also motivated by participating in challenges such as A Round of Words in 80 Days. ROWers share their writing, editing, and other goals and encourage one another to keep moving forward. Continue reading “Motivation Found”

Keep Walkin’

In lieu of a ROW80 check-in this week, I offer this encouragement …

My heart goes out to those who are hurting as a result of the devastating events that were in the news this past week.

I can’t help but think of Matthew 9:35-36, which says, “And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (emphasis mine)

Personally, I had no reason to be in a funk for part of the week, but I was. But so many had overwhelming reasons to throw up their hands and declare, “I give up.”

We desperately need the Good Shepherd. And when the evil threatens to immobilize us, we must keep walkin’.


A Fool & His Monet

A Fool and His MonetSandra Orchard’s best book to date. Seriously!

How do you write a lighthearted yet engaging and surprising mystery? I don’t know the answer, but Sandra does. Kudos!

Art theft. Murder. Blackmail. The mob. Authentic characters. Family dinners. And just a hint of romance. You’ll find it all within the pages of A Fool & His Monet.

Award-winning author Susan May Warren calls it “laugh out loud funny” and mystery author Lorena McCourtney advises readers to “be ready for a mind-spinning adventure.” I second both of these observations. Continue reading “A Fool & His Monet”