Jacksonville, Florida

Favorite Songs of the Season

A quick FYI, my Christmas book The Chain You Forge is on sale this week for $0.99. http://amzn.to/2Al7tRC. Now on to our blog. Favorite Songs of the Season I love listening to the older Christmas songs that I grew up with. We all remember “Away in the Manger,” and “Silent Night.” These songs have stayed with me since my childhood. I especially love the history behind these songs. I thought for the holidays coming up, I’d share …

Jacksonville, Florida

What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

I was listening to the radio the other day when Brad Paisley’s “If I Could Write a Letter to Me” came on. It made me wonder what I would say if I could write a letter to my younger self.   The top three things I’d tell myself are the following: Get with God – you’ll be so much happier; Stay out of debt – you’ll have less worry about your future; Exercise and stretch …

Jacksonville, Florida

Living Christianish

After the election, someone sent around a complaint because two Muslim women had been elected to Congress by our Christian nation. They compared it to the fox being in charge of the henhouse. What these people who posted don’t seem to realize is that the reason this country is becoming an anti-Christian nation is that Christians don’t live a Christian life, including some of those posting against these two Muslim women. Like most Christians today, …

Jacksonville, Florida

Thankfulness

With Thanksgiving just a couple days away, I thought I’d have Award-Winning author Gail Pallotta stop by and share her wonderful blog on Thankfulness. And if you need a break from the holidays, check out her book Hair Calamities and Hot Cash below. Nothing like laughter to give you a break from stress. I pray for you all a wonderful Holiday. Please stay safe.   Thankfulness The word thankful was originally thankful in Old English …

Jacksonville, Florida

A Cry for Attention

A woman posted a picture on social media the day after Halloween showing a needle in candy her daughter received while out trick-or-treating. The police investigated immediately. Turns out her daughter lied. That begs the question – Why? Did she do it for attention, and if so from whom? People do things like this all the time. That’s what Munchausen-by-proxy is all about. Parents who cause their children to become ill just for the attention. …

Jacksonville, Florida

The Missing Item of Christmas

I know we’re barely out of Halloween, and yet I’m about to talk about Christmas, but what can I say. I enjoy the season. Besides, I have a rant, and you know me, I’ve gotta let it out. I was walking through Hobby Lobby the other day, perusing the Christmas ornaments, looking for things that can be turned into crafts. Two girls were laughing about an ornament. When I got to them, I noticed the …

Jacksonville, Florida

A Hateful Society

A man sends bombs to those who oppose his political views. Another shoots up a synagogue because he disagrees with their religion. Our country has become one of hate. People bully and abuse each other online and in person just because they disagree with religious or political views. Some do so just for fifteen minutes of fame. It’s time we do away with the hate. 1 John 3:11 tells us that The message you heard …

Taking the Hard Out of Blessing Others
Jacksonville, Florida

Taking the Hard Out of Blessing Others

Betty Carpenter (author of Christmas is a Timeshare) and I will be at the Southern Woman’s Show in Jacksonville, October 19-21, 2018 signing our books if you’d like to stop by. They make a great Christmas gift for the reader in your life. The website has a $2.00 coupon for entry if you’d like to save some money. To grab yours today, just click the link:  https://southernshows.com/wja/discount.  Taking the Hard Out of Blessing Others Do you …

Have the Yawns?
Jacksonville, Florida

Have the Yawns?

Just wanted to drop a quick line about my new book titled 30 in 30. I wrote this to help those of you who have a hard time blessing others, especially strangers. You either don’t have enough time, money, are too shy, etc. This book will give you ideas on how you can easily and inexpensively bless others in thirty days, some without even having to speak to another person. It’ll be available as an …