Monday, January 30, 2012

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If you could see me now, you'd know my left eye is a combination of black, red, purple, green, and yellow.  
See, I took my dog for a walk and he saw his friend coming up the street.  He took off, much like the dog above and down I went.

Because I held onto him, I fell flat on my face, hitting the pavement with nothing to break my fall.  Had I let go of Tommy, it would have been fine.  He'd have run to Casey, said hello, and I'd have caught him.  But because I held on so tightly, I suffered the consequences.

What are you holding onto that you should let go of?  

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday               

Market Square in St. John, Canada

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Writers ADVANCE Bootcamp Coming Up

ADVANCE Writers' Bootcamp is coming up--February 24-26 at the beautiful Cove, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC.  Classes on the craft of writing, social media, and will be offered for all levels of writers by teachers with years of experience. To learn more and register, click on the link above.  

I'm looking forward to meeting other writers, learning from the professionals teaching the classes and of course enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the Blue Ridge mountains.  I hope to see you there. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chocolate, Priorities, Time, and Life

I love chocolate.  And homemade cookies.  I also love spending time with my friends, reading, and working outside.  But more than these, I love God and seeing Him working in my life.

I read a post this morning by Lynn Blackburn in her blog Out of The Boat. It was about being intentional in everything we do, and it got me thinking.  How do I spend my time?  What are my priorities and how do my actions and relationships reflect them? So I thought and prayed about it and I need to make to make some changes.

It will require purposefully thinking every morning what I want to accomplish and reflecting on how those things show where my priorities lie. It'll take work but I think it'll be worth it.

Don't get me wrong here, I'm not against doing things for fun, or having "down time." In fact, I think that's necessary in order to take care of  me.  When I do, I'm more motivated and have more energy to focus on what matters to me most--loving God.

I think I'll read now and have some chocolate chip cookies.