Wednesday, November 23, 2011


With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I have many things to be grateful for, especially in lieu of our nation's obvious financial and unemployment crisis. Today, the pleasureable smell of my pies I baked last night linger as I tick off my list the things still left to do. I'm so thankful that I live in American where we are free to worship as we choose, (although I have great concerns about how many references to God are reduced or eliminated in our institutions). I'm grateful for a roof over my head, food to consume, family, fairly good health, and friendships that matter most. I'm grateful to be able to do what I love the most. Write! I can't begin to list eveything here.

Today, I'm sharing what I'm thankful for on LifeWay's blog with some other wonderful writers. Click here to check it out. I'm on LifeWay's blog this morning. :) check it out. Then come back here and let me know what you're grateful for.


Monday, November 14, 2011


I met a wonderful lady, Carrie Pagels, while I was at the St. Louis ACFW conference in September. Carrie was a counselor for 25 years before starting a career in writing. She interviewed me for her blog, Overcoming Through Time. For those of you just getting to know me, I wrote about the circumstances that overshadowed my world while trying to meet my book deadlines.

I will be giving away a copy of Deeply Devoted and later Carrie will draw a winner when you post a comment.

Click her for the interview. to enter the contest.

Hope your fall is spectacular one as we move into Thanksgiving season soon. Can you believe it's almost time for Christmas?? It puts me in a panic :) So I'll focus instead on the blowing wind sending the colorful leaves about, creatinging its beautiful array of foliage outside my office window. It's a beautiful time of year, one for inward reflection and gratefulness.