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Encouragement for the Journey
Face it. Life can be a long, arduous climb filled with obstacles, but don't let that stop you from pursuing your goals because you are not alone...and the view from the top is worth the struggle. That's why I blog about my personal journey in order to encourage you in yours.
From time to time, I spotlight other authors as they share lessons to encourage us all. Today, I’m featuring Christian contemporary romance author Melanie Snitker and her Love’s Compass series…and revealing the cover of the grand finale. (Personally, since I’m in the middle of plotting a five book series, I’m encouraged to see how perseverance and hard work can make a dream come true.) When she published Finding Peace, the first book in the Love’s
My life lately has been a scene from the animated classic Finding Nemo. No, I did not lose my child. (Although as I’ll share in a moment, I’ve been tempted!) Remember the flock of seagulls all clamoring “Mine. Mine. Mine.” endlessly? Well, around here, I’ve been hearing a lot of “Mom? Mom? Mom?” usually in a chalkboard-scraping, irritating, whine. Until I’m ready to scream. Or at least plug my ears and yell “la-la-la” while running
I’ve been thinking about—and blogging about—change for the past several weeks. And outside my front door, the world has been changing right along with me, because fall is a season of change. The leaves change colors, then drift to the ground. The air gets crisp and frost paints the blades of grass. It’s time to winterize the sprinkler system. Prune back the garden beds. Wrap up the harvest and stock the freezer. It’s nature’s way