Monthly Archives: August 2008

Transparent Transformation

When life hands you something a little differently than you expect, do you bulk at the unmet expectation or do you welcome it? For me this week realizing there is much more work to be done from my edit, in my flesh, I want to scream “Ugh!” Yet in my spirit, I know this is all part of the process, the refining work in me and in the book. …

A Great Sign of Hope

All summer I had been anticipating the return of my edited manuscript. It arrived this week in perfect time after summer vacations come to an end and the kids return to school this last week of August. My editor made many encouraging comments and several helpful suggestions. There is still much more work to do. Reality set in; the summer “time …

A Wall of Fire

Do you remember the old Girl and Boy Scout song that sings, “It only takes a spark to get a fire going?” This week some things came together in my heart and mind concerning the book, my purpose and the theme of a spark. Over the course of the past year or two the Lord has given me verses of promise and songs in my life with the same theme. …

Boomerang Blessings

A friend of mine had recently asked about the progression of the book. I keep giving the same answer, “I am still waiting to hear back from my editor.” She said, “I know all this time waiting means it’s going to be really good!” It appears there is not much going on with my book…in my eyes, but I know God (through …

Sinking Sin

Last week on our boathouse trip, the whole week was spent in the water- skiing, tubing or having all swims…when everybody puts on a life jacket and jumps in for a dip. Toward the end of the week, my youngest daughter asked me if I’d seen her glasses. Uh oh! After hearing those words my stomach sank. The only time the family had seen her …

Productivity Paradox

Last night our family returned home from a fun in the sun vacation. We spent five days on a houseboat tucked in a cove at Lake Norris in Tennessee. The week began when we arrived at the marina. We hustled to unpack our luggage onto a 75 foot house boat and drove it to a quiet cove. The houseboat was tied up from each end to poison ivy covered trees …

Changed by Love

My son came home yesterday from Kentucky. He was serving the underprivileged on his first mission trip with our youth group from church. It was a long week for me without being able to talk to him, but I knew he was in good Hands and as the quote goes, no news is good news.   My husband and I were greeted with a huge hug and “Ale 8’s” …
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