Summer Break…But Hard At Work

I’m still here!

The last month and a half I decided to take a break, partly because of travel and visiting family, but also partly because I’ve been hard at work on something else. Namely, Book 2 of The Guardian of Hope.

And I’m very excited to report that I finally have Book 2 rough drafted!!!
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It’s Never Too Late For Your Story

That’s right. It’s never too late. While my post last week was to remind you to consider how your story is going and how your story will end, I also want to tell you that so long as you are still conscious, it’s never too late for your story.

It’s never too late to change your story.

It’s never too late to change your plot.

It’s never too late to change your character.

Whether you are eight or eighty, it is never too late. Stop listening to the lie. Continue reading It’s Never Too Late For Your Story

Gratitude: Combating The Disquiet, Prideful, And Ungrateful Spirit

How often do you complain? Monthly? Weekly? Even daily?

For me, it comes in waves, but I don’t know if I’ve gone one day without complaining about something. Some days I do much better, and then other days my husband very nicely lets me know that I’ve met my quota of complaining for the day by 8:00 in the morning. (He’s also the one that suggested I write about the subject of gratitude, if that tells you how terribly whiney I was one day.)

The hardest thing to do is to be grateful and give thanks when all you can think about is the bad. And sometimes I find that I begin to take for granted the basics of life, when so many others around the world want only for those basics. To combat it, the best thing I know of is actively inspiring your heart to be a heart of gratitude.

Remind yourself daily – maybe hourly, if you’re like me: “I am thankful for….” Continue reading Gratitude: Combating The Disquiet, Prideful, And Ungrateful Spirit