The Power of One Word

indeedI keep a small list of some of God’s many promises posted on my computer screen. These verses all include the word, “indeed”. When God speaks he doesn’t have to stress his point, but it speaks volumes when he does.

Indeed!

To All Struggling Writers …

Heather-Kopp-author-photoAs a struggling writer myself, there are times when the last thing I want to do is write on something other than my focused work. But also as a newbie writer, I’ve learned the benefit of listening to those who are where I want to be. And they’re saying to make a name for yourself you need to blog.

Check out  Heather Kopp’s post that addresses the benefits of blogging as she shares her found Aha! moments. I appreciate her insight almost as much as I appreciate her friendship.

What have been some of your Aha! moments while blogging?

Still Waters, Raging Rivers

IMG_0249I live on the Susquehanna River in Central Pennsylvania and have a beautiful morning view.  The other day I noticed (from the warmth of the inside) that the recent cold weather had frozen the river. The ice had found its home and locked everything down tight. When I walked outside and got closer to the bank, however, I found something altogether different. I could hear the rush of the water streaming down the river under the cover of the ice. Check out the video and listen carefully for the sounds of moving water.

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Remember the Sparrow

Tree_SparrowMy agent asked me to write a pitch letter for her to use when promoting my memoir, “Ten Days to Live”, recounting when I discovered I had a brain tumor. That seemed easy enough. I started pulling facts together; reasons why people would want to read my book. While researching, I ran across some incredible statistics:
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Focus the New Year

One word 2015I read The Write Conversation this morning and thought it was brilliant and had to share. Indeed … I’m choosing “indeed” as my word of the year. Here’s why:

 

 

Exodus 3:7                          God sees us and our blights
Psalms 85:12                      God promises good things
Psalms 121:4                      God promises protection
Proverbs 2:3                       God promises wisdom
Luke 12:7                             Jesus stresses our value
John 4:14                             Jesus promises eternal life
John 8:36                             Jesus promises freedom

Thanks, Edie Melson, for the challenge. Now it’s your turn. Let me know if you have a verse or word for 2015.

Seize 2015

clapping handsWatching the calendar change into a new year can be miserable if there instability surrounding your life. In fact, it can be down-right debilitating. But you can do it! You’ve left dark days and situations behind. Circumstances may follow you into the new year, but you have an opportunity to control your attitude.

Celebrate! You’ve survived 2014, so take a bow. Now is your challenge. Make 2015 your year. Set a plan—your plan.

If you need to bring a fresh look into your world and don’t know how to find one, I suggest you look at https://www.youversion.com/. Reading plans are available for your needs—a scratch for every itch.

May 2015 be filled with wonder and purpose for you. If you’re here to experience 2015, you’ve a reason to practice gratitude.

Being a Friend to Someone with Cancer

don’t fight your friends, fight cancer

I saw this post by Kim Keller and thought it was appropriate for anyone who has had brain surgery, too.

I realize being a friend to someone with “a condition” can be challenging, but a true friend only needs instruction. They’ll happily pick up the rest. After all, you’re friends right?

Check out What Your Friend With Cancer Wants You to Know