Focus On Love – Celebrating a Successful Book Launch

Focus On Love – Celebrating a Successful Book Launch

Less than a week ago, Focus On Love officially released and I’m still speechless and overwhelmed and incredibly grateful at the response from readers. That’s why today I’m devoting this blog to celebrating a successful book launch with all of you! Of course, a book launch doesn’t happen overnight any more than writing the book itself. I spent months planning (and praying) and recruiting members to my launch team and writing guest blog posts and

Focus On Love – Meet Ryan Callahan

Focus On Love – Meet Ryan Callahan

It seems there’s a bit of excitement brewing here at The Wardrobe Dinner Theatre. That nice girl in the box office–Liz–filled us in on a bit, but then I overheard the owner say he was holding a full cast meeting to discuss the robbery with everyone. Wish I could eavesdrop…Oh, wait. That’s part of Dance Over Me. (Aren’t I a devious author to tease you with stories like that…) Anyhow, maybe we can pick up

Focus On Love – Romance is in the Air

Focus On Love – Romance is in the Air

His eyes narrowed as if contemplation revenge. “I think you’re just asking for a…” Would he wash her face in snow as he had his sister’s earlier? The flirtatious twinkle in his eyes transformed into something more potent, and his voice lowered to a whisper. “A kiss.” Her relief at the reprieve morphed into anticipation. Her lips started to curve into a smile as he leaned down, their breaths mingling…  (From Focus On Love) Of

Focus On Love – Daily Encounters With the God of Love

Focus On Love – Daily Encounters With the God of Love

“We don’t deserve our next breath or forgiveness either, but God loves to give lavish blessings.” ~ Ryan Callahan, in Focus On Love A month after the Christmas season, it should still be fresh in our memories that God’s love came down to Earth as a baby and lived among us. And in a few months, we’ll celebrate another event where that love went to a cross, paid the penalty for us, and then defeated

Focus On Love – Surrounded By Love (or Not)

Focus On Love – Surrounded By Love (or Not)

A round of giggles echoed down the hall followed by the quieter tones of Cheryl’s voice and the tromping of running feet before the children burst into the room and headed straight for the tree. ~A Christmas morning snippet from Focus On Love There’s nothing quite like the recent Holidays to remind us of the people that mean the most to us. Yet those same gatherings can trigger painful memories or spotlight our loneliness. Why?

Focus On Love – Doing What We Were Created To Do

Focus On Love – Doing What We Were Created To Do

One week into the New Year and (so far) I’m on track with my goals for 2018. If you’ve also survived that first week, let’s pause a moment to celebrate…and then, let’s get real. There are 51 more weeks to go and countless opportunities to get off track or lose our focus on what matters most. However, if we’re doing what we were created to do, the road ahead gets easier. Like I mentioned last

A New Year Filled With New Goals But A Singular Focus

A New Year Filled With New Goals But A Singular Focus

Happy New Year! After turning the page on the calendar and opening the new day timer, I’m taking a moment to simply savor the new year with 365 blank days ahead. Days just waiting to be filled with new projects, adventures, and the accomplishment of micro-goals. Places to see. People to meet. Lessons to be learned. Okay, moment over. It’s time to roll up my sleeves and get to work. Except, every goal-setting business consultant

Wrap Up the Year and Tie a Bow On It

Wrap Up the Year and Tie a Bow On It

I don’t know about you, but this past year has been a crazy roller-coaster ride. Perhaps that’s why last January I felt God calling me so strongly to simply “Abide” in order to navigate the coming adventures. Like I blogged about to start the year, I wanted to stay connected to the source of Life. Not just to get filled up when circumstances and stress drained the energy from my very bones, but also so