Sorting through the time crunch

Today's assignment in the Balanced Challenge is one that I know I'll have to keep coming back to. I don't know about you, but for me it's often a challenge to figure out how I'm going to make the best use of each 24 hour segment God gives me. There just isn't enough time to do everything. Tricia … [Read more...]

God’s Calling on my life

"The Spirit of the Lord and King is on me. The Lord has anointed me to tell the good news to poor people. He has sent me to comfort those whose hearts have been broken. He has sent me to announce freedom for those who have been captured. He wants me to set prisoners free from their dark … [Read more...]

4 Ways I’m Involving my Family in my Writing

Today our Balanced Challenge is: "How can you get your kids involved in what you're working on? How can they experience what your job is like and contribute to it? This was a good question for me to think about. Often when I think about my writing, I don't take the time to think about how it will … [Read more...]

5 Things I’m doing to make my writing work

I have had to make several changes to make working at home actually work for me. Carving out writing time - In order to write consistently and meet writing deadlines, I've had to be very intentional about my writing time. Currently I get out of bed at 5:15 every week day morning so that I have at … [Read more...]

Family Priorities

For the next 11 days I'm participating in a challenge based on Tricia Goyer's new book Balanced: Finding Center as a Work-at-Home Mom. (Her book is specifically written for those of us who are moms and writers, but the principles could be applied to other work-at-home options.) Each day I will be … [Read more...]

Step One Accomplished; Moving Forward

I'm now in week nine of my journey to fitness. Last week I accomplished my first goal - doing the whole iFit level 1 walking program. I did it! I've also noticed that exercising is not such a chore for me any more. In fact I look forward to it every morning—it leaves me feeling energized and in a … [Read more...]

Gentle Reminders of God’s Love

This morning I had too much work to do and not enough time. Dirty dishes were stacked in the sink and on the counter, clothes were overflowing the laundry baskets, and my schedule for the day required me to be away from home, which meant no time for writing. As I sat at the breakfast table with my … [Read more...]

So many stories and so little time

I'm enjoying my interactions with fellow authors and readers on Helping Hands Thirsty Thursdays. (Check out Helping Hands Press Facebook Page for more details.) Last week the publisher announced a number of new releases. As the announcements were made, I responded by saying I was adding certain … [Read more...]

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