Step Toward a Wonderful Christmas

Aw, the holiday season. Christmas. The lights, the gift giving, the visitors, the food, the stress. Yes, there is a lot of stress during this time of year, but there are ways we can keep our anxiety to a minimum. The following are six steps can keep your stress level to a small roar this Christmas season. Set limits. Don’t try to do it all. Choose no more than one celebration per week to attend. …

Giving Up Too Soon

Too often, when something is difficult, we give up. But things that are worth it, take hard work, and time. Fred Astaire’s first screen test garnered such criticism as “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Balding. Can dance a little.” Elvis Presley’s eighth grade music teacher told him he had no “aptitude” for singing. Sometimes it’s not others who tell us to quit. Quite often it’s circumstances. Can you believe Michael Jordan wasn’t allowed on his varsity …

Think for Yourself

Available Now! It’s all fun and games, until someone loses a life. When billionaire Malcom Ridgeway invites Freddie Pomeroy to a dinner party, Freddie jumps at the chance to meet his idol. As the night rolls on, Freddie realizes not all idols belong on a pedestal. Malcolm comes up with a game—tell a secret or play. All the guests have a secret they would die to protect. Can Freddie and his date, KT Morgan, escape …

Happy Labor Day!

I hope you all stay safe and be careful while around others. You never know who might be bringing that nasty little virus around. Since it’s a holiday, I thought I’d share a short video that tells the story of Labor Day from one of my favorite channels, the History Channel. I hope you enjoy.   If you or someone you know needs prayer, leave a comment below, and I’ll add it to my prayer …

In My Daughter’s Eyes

Seven Sisters Road It’s here!!! My new middle-grade ghost story available on Kindle and in print. Purchase it here for only $2.99: https://amzn.to/3gIZdiw In My Daughter’s Eyes All of us have done things in our past that we would like to change. Single mothers are a prime example of this. Most look back and wish they’d done something different to ensure their child had less hardships growing up. While these children might be unplanned, they …

Finding God Unexpectedly

I love it when I’m listening to a song or watching something on television and God is mentioned unexpectedly. That occurred the other day. When I’m working out, I like to listen to oldies rock. The other day, the song “Get Together” by The Youngbloods came on. Here are some of the lyrics that made me sit up straighter: “Some may come and some may go, We shall surely pass, When the one that left …

Learning to Trust

“Put the camera down and let’s play ball!” You were abused in your past. Hurt by someone you loved. Cheated on. Abandoned. These are all ways we lose our trust in others. It takes time to overcome these issues, even when it comes to trusting God. It’s hard to understand a God you call Father if your own father abused or abandoned you. Just know that God is nothing like any father here on Earth. …

Lose and Have Fun Doing It

I just wanted to share the book cover for the new middle-grade ghost story I have written with my daughter, Jessi Bain. This is for ages 9-13, so if you know anyone who would like to read it, please let them know. The book is a ghost story based on the legend of Seven Sisters Road in Nebraska City. We hope we did it justice. Make sure you mark the calendar release date: August 27, …

Knowledge is Power

This pandemic has a lot of people afraid. I don’t mean those wearing masks, that right now might be common sense. I’m speaking of those who are so afraid of getting sick, they fear leaving their homes or allowing visitors for any reason. The best way to fight fear is not with the media, it’s with knowledge. I want to put things in perspective for you. This is a respiratory flu. If you have breathing …