Book Signing

Book Signing
My book signing in November 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Pray without Ceasing.

Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Simple yet powerful. If we can do nothing else, the least we can do is pray. When you wake in the morning before you begin your day, offer it up to God in prayer. Before you say those harsh words, say a prayer. While you rock the baby to sleep, say a prayer. Every moment of every day offer up in prayers of thanksgiving and praise for our Lord Jesus Christ. Link your soul, mind and heart to God. Be secure in your faith and know that He is there and He hears.

Thank you to all the people who have died to secure and maintain the freedom that we have in America. May God watch over them and take them into His loving embrace.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ascend the Mountain

This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind... I press toward the mark for the prize of high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3: 13-14)

We are all climbing the mountain to God's glory. However when we dwell on our sins, focus on our mistakes and wallow in past failures, we impede our journey. We get stuck where we are or even worse fall backwards to the base of the mountain. To achieve the summit we must forget all that lies behind us and continually move forward, learning from our failings, but not embracing them. God forgave and forgot should we do any less. Don't dwell among the rocks and crevices at the bottom of the mountain. Leave them behind and ascend to the summit where God will meet you. You are blessed.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Pray for His Love

Godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Timothy 6:6)

Pray for God's love. When we have His love we should feel joy and peace. If you don't feel that then you perception of His love for you and your love for Him are at fault.

When we truly percieve of God's love, when we love Him, we will feel Him beside us and share all the joy and peace the He brings.

Pray for His Love.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Blogs

Hi To All my Loyal Followers,

I wanted to share a little update with you. Even though my first, this is not my only blog. My second blog Dragons Muse @ was originally purposed to be for my children's writing and I talked a little about my middle grade wip along with my YA wip. And that worked really well for a while until my YA novel began the publication journey and I started revising the prequel to that same novel. I realized that maybe it was time for the baby to leave it's mother so I started another blog Palace of Twelve Pillars @ On this blog I will follow the progress of the Twelve Pillars trilogy, did I say trilogy? Yes it is a trilogy with the first book Palace of Twelve Pillars written and being revised. The second Palace of Three Crosses, just barely started and the third Aaron's Revenge on the publication trail, currently being self published with XLibris, but still  looking for a traditional publisher or agent. More can be seen about the trilogy on the blog.

So where does that leave Dragons Muse. That sight still has a purpose of it's own. It is home to my middle grade trilogy beginning with Myrria's Legacy. The other two are barely started and yet to be named. The third one currently titled (but sure to be changed) Ellie's Origami I have been writing for a challenge with another group of bloggers @ where we are supposed to write a page a day and post our word counts and the story progress. Myrria's Legacy is now being edited and revised having just finished its first round of critiques, the hardest being the third graders in my daughters class at school who get some of the credit for parts of the story as well as serving as the inspiration and muse. The second book only has about 1000 words at this point but I am hoping to increase that number by 50,000 in November when I participate in NANOWRIMO.

And what about Angels Muse, my first blog child. She will remain in pretty much the same way she has already done. I may shake things up a little by adding excerpts from my ebook Women of the Bible: A Study. I also may make the ebook available for sale on my blog as well as running a Bible Study using it. But I will let you know if and when that will happen. In the meantime you can continue to look for my devotions as frequently as I can get them posted.

Anyway be sure and check out my other blogs: and

All for the Glory of God

Dragons Muse
Palace of Twelve Pillars

Deep roots and High Branches

As ye have therfore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him. (Colossians 2: 6-7)

We need roots in God as we reach for the Son of the life He offers us. Roots are important. When set firmly in place they give us security we need to reach for the Son. But we can't become boggged down in the mud and slush our human lives feed us. We must move on continue to reach for the Son, for the life that God has waiting for us.  God is the roots, God is the destination. We need both. Plant your roots deep and reach high for God is waiting.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ask and it shall be given.

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall recieve, that your joy may be full. (John 16:24)

Have you ever looked at your friend or neighbor and are envious, because they seem to have it all? That things come easily for them while you struggle and fight for ever,ything? Do you feel as if your prayers go unanswered, that they are falling on deaf ears?

Have you put in the discipline, had the patience, waited on God? Those that you envy may have already been through the storm. They have been disciplined, have had the patience. Ask, pray and it shall be given. Accept the discipline, wait with patience and God's power will be yours.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Be the Mustard Seed

Jesus said unto them... If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed... nothing shall be impossible unto you. (Matthew 17:20)

God wants us to be like the mustard seed. It grows with no thought of what lies ahead. It has no care as to even if it will survive and yet it takes root and pushes its way through the hard soil to an unknown future.

This is what heaven is like. We leave all our worries and cares to God and just grow in His likeness. He will take care of everything. We are loved by Him and just as the mustard seed accomplishes life so to, there will be no limit to what we can accomplish when we leave all our worries and cares to God.

Monday, May 24, 2010

He is a Generous God

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God. (2 Corinthians 3:5)

Our God is a lavish God. He gives abundantly. Didn't Simon Peter end up with more fish than he knew what to do with? Didn't the Israelites have enough food and water while wandering in the desert for forty years? Didn't the 5000 on the mountain have enough food with leftovers? God takes care of us. Let go of the human vision of limitations. Abundance is of God. Recieve His showers of abundance and then shower from your abundance. He is a Generous God, we should be a generous people.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

God is the Victor

Only be thou strong and very courageous. (Joshua 1:7)

With God all is yours. Do not fear, do not cower in the darkness. Face everything head on with the intent to win it all. God is Victory and all that is done in Him is Victory.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

God is your Rescuer

He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay; and set my feet upon a rock. (Psalm 40:2)

Have you ever been in a situation where you need rescued, maybe you were drowning or trapped on a mountainside or lost in the woods? Maybe you have needed a spiritual rescue, you were drowning in despair, or lost in the secular world with no help. Has your rescuer appeared only to have you try to help or even struggle against the offer? Ultimately the rescue was not successful, right. What happened when you didn't fight, didn't try to help? Your rescuer was able to bring you to safety, safely. You were able to rest and recover. God wants to be your rescuer. He doesn't need your help, He doesn't want you to struggle against His efforts or do it on your own. If you rest knowing all is safe in His hands He will be your rescuer.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Look to God

Every one... when he looketh upon it, shall live. (Numbers 21:8)

Look to God and you will be saved. Simple, look when you are sad, look to when you are happy. Looke when you are despairing, when your days are darkest look to God. He will be there, He is your salvation.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Share your pain with one who can help

I would not have you be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. (1 Thessalonians 4:13)

Do not sorrow, do not grieve without hope for light in the darkness. God doesn't want us to grieve without hope and gives us the light to see through the darkness. He can turn your sorrow to joy, your tears into laughter. Call out to Him, lean on Him. Share your sadness with Him. He is the light. Praise God.

On another note, I owe you all an apology. I haven't been keeping up with with sharing my morning devotions with you. Life has been making demands that have pulled me away. I can't promise that life  will always stay out of the way, but God willing I will continue to share what He is doing in my life for as long as He wills it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Do not Judge

Judge not, that ye be not judged. (Matthew 7:1)

Do you know every circumstance of your neighbor's life, what makes them do the things they do? Are you even aware of all the things that make you do the things you do? God does. He knows every instance in your life that influences the way you behave today. He knows your innermost heart and soul.

If we barely know ourselves, how can we be in a place to pass judgement over our neighbors? Leave the judging to God, He knows the hearts and souls of all. He is the teacher, He has the understanding, the knowledge. Take your heart and those you mean to judge to God. Let Him be the judge, let Him be the teacher. He will fix all, He will judge based on what He knows not on what we don't know.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tides of God

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)

We always hear the advice; Go with the flow, go with the tide and when you are trying to traverse a river that seems like good advice. However when we trust God we go against the flow, against the tide. Once we have embraced Jesus, even in the most difficult times, the wildest tides, the swirling eddies, we will overcome and it will be with our strength and doing through Jesus that we will win the day and share the joy.


I haven't posted much here since the end of April, but not because I had nothing going on in my life. On the contrary there have been quite a few things happening personally and professionally. For the sake of brevity I will just fill you in on the professional stuff.

First and biggest at least in my mind: I am in the process of working with Xlibris to self publish Aaron's Revenge. I have already edited the first galleys and am praying not to have to do any corrections on the second galleys. Xlibris is putting together and email campaign for me. I will update you as the publication date gets closer. I haven't given up on traditional publishing though and still plan to pursue agents and publishers until I find one that is interested in taking on Aaron's Revenge. Stay tuned for a synopsis of the story in future posts.

Second: About a month ago I sent a query to the Archdiocese of Chicago and their First Years and Forever online newsletter for marriages in their early years. After some email exchanges I finally got word from the editor that they are going to publish my article Who's in First in their July issue of the newsletter.

Other than those two things I have been doing a lot of editing and rewriting on my WIP's and actually made an initial start on a new middle grade or YA novel. I'm not sure we'll see where the characters take me.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lead to Christ and be Healed

Whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water... verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. (Matthew 10:42)

He feels and heals our pain. We should share this. We should teach the world, there is only one cure for all it's ills, Jesus. He knows our pain, and He can heal us. He is the only one who can. Bring the world to Jesus. Be confident in what He will do. Share their pain and lead them to Christ and He will heal.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Be a Child of God

Behold as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God. (Psalm 123:2)

As children we rely on our parents for everything, we expect them to make decisions that are in our best interest even when we don't really want to follow through. As we get older most of us move away from our reliance on our parents, and begin to make decisions on our own. God doesn't want us to grow out of our reliance on Him. He wants us to be like children and turn to Him for everything, embrace the decisions He makes on our behalf. God knows the path we journey and if we leave the choices to Him we will have no regrets.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mothers Day for God

Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests  will be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6)

Mother's Day is coming up soon and this verse puts me in the mind of children. On Mother's Day, children will do all they can to please mom. And Mom's will do everything they can to share in the excitement that is bubbling out of the children.

God wants a relationship like that with us. He wants to come to Him with the innocence of a child. He wants us to share everything with Him, our joy, our pain, everything. Then God wants to be like the mother, He wants to be part of the excitement. It brings Him joy to share in our joy.

Let's make everyday God's Day and share everything with Him. Praise God.