Gimme some sugar, baby

One recommendation for a creative block is to change something. For the example of a writing book: write in a new location like a coffee shop, or write by hand instead of on your computer. Changing something works for other types of mental blocks as well and that’s why people find solutions in the shower or on a walk instead of while staring at the problem. I used this recently and when I switched up my typical fiction genre I was able to finish a few books. I ended up reading several rom-coms about contracts and fake relationships. I’m not really sure why being bound to a man by contract, who has control over you, especially what you wear and click to continue reading…

The Glory of Man

We’re in Scottsdale this week, a trip that replaced the canceled excursion to Costa Rica. I want to invite you to read a book with me this summer and I’m giving you lots of time if you’re a procrastinator or slow reader. It’s called Worthy: Celebrating the Value of Women. I haven’t read it yet, but I have high hopes because I heard one of authors on a podcast. I’ll post and we’ll discuss it in the first blog of July. Or, if I see you in real life, mention it any time you want. That gives you May and June to prepare. A little background As a new momma, I called my pastor to ask him if there were click to continue reading…

Sovereign Ground Available in Audio Book

I have news for non readers and anyone who loves to listen to story: Sovereign Ground is on audio book. More retailers are coming soon and I’ll update the list as they become available. Some of the audio book sites have free trials. So, I encourage you to take advantage and sign up to hear the first book in the completed Breaking Bonds Series. You might find a new favorite place to buy and borrow audio books.     Scribd Apple Audible Google Play Kobo eStories hibooks Chirp Audiobooks.com NOOK Audiobooks Hoopla You can watch for the following two books in the series, Heart of Petra and Sworn to the Desert on audio as well. There isn’t a fixed time click to continue reading…

Warrior TV series inspired by Bruce Lee

I found out about a TV series that has a story line inspired by Bruce Lee’s writings. There was an eerie feeling as we sat down to watch it. The first episode starts in a similar time period to Stone of Asylum. Next arrives a martial artist, fresh from China, to the docks of San Francisco. He is looking for his sister… I scanned the series summary but the similarities seem to stop there. My hero fights the hatchet men instead of becoming one. Also, the tv series is not a fantasy so there probably aren’t mythological creatures in the TV series. You’ll have to read reviews and ratings yourself to see if it’s for you. I will tell you click to continue reading…

Sabbatical Completed…I think

I love when something comes full circle. If you’ve read Heart of Petra, you may be aware that I’ve experienced my share of church-hurt and splits. Because of a book I once read called A Tale of Three Kings, my husband and I were convinced the only reason to leave a church was if leadership was unbiblical, and the best way to do it was quietly. (David never attempted to remove Saul’s position of authority.) We felt released to leave a church once, it was right around Easter. We eventually left the area and lost contact with all the people we loved. Seven years later, on Easter Sunday, we returned for a visit. In the meantime, there had been many click to continue reading…