“Thy Will Be Done” is Now Available

What do you do when the future you had planned for yourself, your child, or with your spouse is suddenly erased? A person confronting a chronic illness may feel uncertain about the future. Their hopes and dreams may be placed on hold or have to be altered. They may feel hopeless and helpless. “Thy Will… Continue reading “Thy Will Be Done” is Now Available

Don’t Lose Heart

Today’s verse helps us to have a confident acceptance of the reality of life. Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning to not lose heart. Today’s Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 4: 16 (KJV), “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perishes, yet the inward man is renewed… Continue reading Don’t Lose Heart

7 Habits of Effective Writers

In 1989 the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey was published. I am using the idea to apply it to writers. Hence the title, “7 Habits of Effective Writers.” The best place to start is at the beginning. Habit One Start.  You have to put your behind in a seat and… Continue reading 7 Habits of Effective Writers


Facing a chronic illness is a scary daily challenge for both the person with the illness and the family. Through Jesus Christ, we can be strong and courageous. How can we do this? We cannot in our by ourselves. Daily the Lord Jesus our God goes with the Christian. We need to remember he goes… Continue reading Courage

What is Scrivener?

What is Scrivener? If you look up scrivener in the dictionary you will find the definition that a scrivener is a historical noun meaning a clerk, scribe, or notary. Scrivener software is your scribe. The scribe is a powerful content-generation software for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult… Continue reading What is Scrivener?


Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning that it is okay to cry, that the Heavenly Father cares about our tears. Today we look at what God’s word says about crying. Today’s Bible Verse: Psalm 56:8-9 (KJV), “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not… Continue reading Tears


As we care for ourselves or for a loved one with a chronic illness, often we grow tired and weary. As we tire we should focus on our Heavenly Father. The Lord God will strengthen and renew us as we praise him. Today’s Bible Verse: Exodus 15:2 (KJV), “The Lord is my strength and song,… Continue reading Praise

Remembering Janis Joplin

Today is the 47th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s death. She passed away on this day, October 4, 1970. I wrote this poem remembering her several years ago. Dead on the Floor “Tricky Dick” was the U.S. President In America, a first-class stamp cost just six cents Richard Nixon froze both the prices and our pay We… Continue reading Remembering Janis Joplin