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A NEW PERSPECTIVE

“You don’t matter.” “Nobody cares.” “You’ll never be as good as ‘x’, so why bother?” “What a joke you are.” “You don’t fit in.” “Stop embarrassing yourself and just GIVE UP.”   These are all things I have told myself over the past several years, mostly regarding my...

DON’T BLINK

I heard my husband tell my sister-in-law the other day, “don’t blink.” Her children are 7 and 9, when it seems like just yesterday, they were in preschool. My own children are 16 and 18, not far from leaving “the nest”. As I survey the many photo cards we received for...

YOUR LIFE MATTERS

Last evening, I had the privilege of seeing “It’s a Wonderful Life”, the holiday classic starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. For those unfamiliar with the story, it’s about a hard-working, humble man—George Bailey— who never really felt like he’d accomplished “big...

UNIQUELY DESIGNED

  Yesterday as I sat in my accounting update class, I started wishing I had the same drive and passion for accounting work that I did for writing. My life would’ve been so much easier over the past seven years. No balancing work with writing, no feeling depressed...

ACFW Conference 2018

I arrived at the ACFW Conference in Nashville with a splash – literally. About thirty seconds after I met my roommates for the first time in the hotel restaurant, the server knocked a glass over and showered me with ice water. You might say that “broke the ice” for me...

It’s Okay to be Yourself

About this time last year, I was preparing for my first ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Conference. I remember being extremely nervous, since I’d only interacted with other ACFW members via social media. And since I was coming from a general market...