Tuesday, February 18, 2014


For Wednesday, February 19th!

Catch Brave New Century on eReader News Today. For the couple of days of this promotion the book will be available for only 99 cents.

eReader News Today site

Another great book to catch - The Tempering Agent which releases from Prism Book Group.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Keep the First Love the First Love

I'm thankful this Valentine's Day that my sweetheart hubby has kept his First Love and encourages me to keep my First Love.

Please drink in this video and beautiful lyrics from Kari Jobe.

This is real love.

Kari Jobe singing What Love Is This

Monday, February 10, 2014

Make a Friend Day

February 11th is Make a Friend Day.

When was the last time you made a new friend? Have you noticed someone who could use a friend? Have you seen someone who seems to act left out? Do you have acquaintances who could become friends?

In our busy lives we so often just pass by people who might be in need of a friend. I mean, we don't have time in our hustle from here to there to stop to chat or inquire about another's well-being, right?

I was curious how friend would be defined so I looked it up. Here's the definition: one attached to another by respect or affection; buddy, comrade, crony, intimate, advocate, supporter, booster.

Am I that kind of friend? Do I have a respect for my friends? Am I their advocate and supporter?

I've often stated that people today don't know how to be true friends. I believe it's because we don't invest the time into another person like we could.

I truly believe that Christ would have us befriend those He brings into our lives. Look at the example that He gives us. He was friendly and helped people wherever He went. But, He did have some close friends - His disciples. Jesus spent time with the disciples and shared intimate moments with them. He was their advocate and supporter. He encouraged them. He even served them.

If we as Christians ever hope to live the Christ-like life we are called to live, we must learn to befriend others. We are to have Christian friends to share this journey and to provide mutual encouragement and prayer support.

How about it? Can you make a friend today? Can you be a friend today to another?

Monday, February 3, 2014


Yes, you read that right. My hubby and I just returned from a marriage retreat. It was the Big Orange Weekend. We learned maxims for a winning marriage inspired by General Neyland and his famous maxims for a winning football team.

Again we couples were reminded that the first and foremost priority for a great marriage is having the right relationship with Christ. Without Christ to guide us in our marriage, it is close to impossible to have that right covenant relationship. You know why? God created marriage in the first place. He knows how it is intended to be done.

You wouldn't ask your plumber to diagnose your illness. Why do we expect to do this covenant marriage without the Master's help?

One quote that stuck out to me was: "Focus on blessing your spouse, not blasting." That could apply in many areas.

We were encouraged to pray together and make time for just the two of us a priority. We were also reminded that we didn't enter a contract when we married; we entered a covenant. A contract states that I will do this and that if you agree to do that and this. A covenant says I'm in this no matter what; I'm bound to you.

There was so much good information shared that I could never go through it all and definitely not as well as our presenters. Just as they shared, all of the maxims they told to us were things we already know but just need a reminder now and then.

I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to get away and focus on my hubby for a couple of days. This October we celebrate 25 years of marriage. I can't wait for the next 25! The adventure he promised me was no lie. I love you bunches!