Here are ten thoughts I use to encourage others: 1. Show real interest in the person. Listen to what they are saying. Be interested in what is happening in their life. Let them know you care. Be more interested in them than yourself. 2. Concede what’s important to them. When you acknowledge what’s important to… Continue reading How to Encourage Others
In my Bible reading this morning I read Proverbs 21. Proverbs 21 verse 1 immediately caught my attention. I meditated and reflected on the implications of Proverbs 21:1. I read the verse in several different translations. It often helps me secure the meaning of the verse. Proverbs 21:1 deals directly with the attribute of God’s… Continue reading Proverbs 21 and God’s Sovereignty
The Gathering Storm by Sir Winston Churchill is the first volume of Churchill’s Noble Prize winning six-part chronicle of World War II. This six book series is Churchill’s personal memoirs. The Gathering Storm depicts the rise of Hitler and the indifference of the leaders of the European democracies to the clouds of the gathering storm.… Continue reading The Gathering Storm by Sir Winston Churchill
I’m writing a novel. Oh, I know, everyone is either writing a book, plans to write a novel or has an idea for a story that would make them rich if only the correct person put their ideas into words. I get it. Sadly, most don’t understand why writers write. So, with that in mind, I’ll… Continue reading They Don’t Understand
Do you find balancing the writing life with your day job challenging? I do. Most writers trying to move from the day job to supporting themselves writing do as well. There is no wrong or right way to work full time and pursue a goal of paying your bills by your writing. Regardless of your… Continue reading This Works For Me
Who would have thought the secret sauce for getting 4,000 unique blog hits in a weekend would be 1) write an article about a polka dot house + 2) wait for the article to sit unfound on your blog for two and one-half years then suddenly in less than two days 4,000 unique visitors and… Continue reading Why Me?
When this military brat moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire in January 1966, my wardrobe took a significant change. The t-shirts, blue jeans, and sneakers I wore to school in Texas we not allowed at Portsmouth Junior High School. Button-down shirts with collars replaced t-shirts. I switched from jeans to men’s dress slack pants. Wingtips exiled… Continue reading Turtleneck and The Dickies