2015 Reader Survey

Photo/TaraRossWould you consider taking a few minutes to take my 2015 Reader Survey?

Here’s why this is so important to me … 

I want to ensure my blog does the best possible job of answering the needs and interests of my readers.

So, that means I need to know more about YOU! That’s why I created my 2015 Reader Survey.

Thank you SO much for reading this request to fill out my reader survey!

I believe this survey will not only help me, but it will ultimately help you.

How? Because YOU will be helping me create content that’s even more interesting and relevant to you.

Your input is VERY important to me!

This survey is easy to fill out, and your input is COMPLETELY anonymous. I can’t even tell who said what. Plus, you can finish it in just a few minutes.

Yes! I’m happy to help. Take me to your SURVEY!

Thanks in advance for your help!

P.S. Please excuse the ad at the end of my service–that just comes with the survey service. I was not able to choose the content of the ad. Thanks for your understanding! 

I’m honored to share some of the lessons that I’ve learned about worry at the Immanuel Baptist Church Ladies Luncheon in El Dorado, Arkansas on July 23, 2015.

A Word about Worry. How do you deal with worry in your own life? Many women suffer with symptoms of anxiety and stress that often affect their relationships, along with their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. But I’ve discovered some practical, biblical strategies that have helped me navigate my negative self-talk and overwhelming worry. 

Date: June 23, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Event: Ladies Luncheon: Women’s Ministry, Immanuel Baptist Church, El Dorado, Arkansas
Topic: A Word about Worry
Sponsor: Immanuel Baptist Church Women's Ministry, El Dorado, Arkansas
(870) 862-4264
Venue: Immanuel Baptist Church, El Dorado, Arkansas
(870) 862-4264
Location: Immanuel Baptist Church 701 S. West Ave.
El Dorado, Arkansas 71730
Public: Public
More Info: Click here for more information.

Writing The Shepherd’s Song: Prayer Made the Difference

Welcome! Today, I invited The Writing Sisters, Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers, to share their new book, The Shepherd’s Song. These award-winning authors and speakers believe in the power of story, “When we hear stories or tell our own story we connect, heal, and grow. Each of us is part of a bigger story – the story of God’s love and work in the world.”

BookCover/TheShepherdsSongThe Shepherd’s Song was a different writing experience for us.

After twenty years of writing children’s books for the general market we were now writing our first book for God. The books we wrote before were from a Christian worldview. What made this book different was our desire to submit every word to God and to reflect in our words what He would say. An overwhelming task on our own.

But what if we could connect with God and hear from Him as we worked? C.S. Lewis wrote once about “taking dictation” from God. The connection with God was key. But how?

Why I Love Platform University

“If you want to be a nonfiction author, you’ve GOT to work on building your platform?”

Photo/CCWC.workshopI perked up when I heard the word “platform” mentioned for the umpteenth time at my first writing conference.

Building my what? I didn’t expect this advice at a “Christian” writing conference. In fact, I didn’t even know what the workshop leader meant by “platform.”

Hands popped up all over the conference room, asking questions about “building a platform.”

Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over: Anita Brooks

Have you lost hope of ever getting over a traumatic experience?

BookCover/GettingThroughAre you searching for a resource to encourage someone else who may be suffering from some heartbreaking life event?

There are some things in life people never get over. No matter how much they want to. Many experience abuse, financial disaster, serious illness, death of loved ones, and other common traumas making them believe they’ll never move past the pain.