The True Measure of Success

The True Measure of Success

The world likes to define success by the measure of fame and fortune a person achieves. But in my morning devotions, I came across a definition of success that really gave me something to ponder. In my Bible footnotes, it defined success in God’s eyes as, “faithfully...
Discovering The First National Road

Discovering The First National Road

One of the joys of writing historical novels is the research involved. Recently, I stumbled across a bit of Illinois history that fit well with my WIP (work in progress). Check out my previous post: Novel Research ~ Making it Fun to learn more about my discovery of...
Hope ~ The Promise of Something Better

Hope ~ The Promise of Something Better

Today I’m honored to have Beth Westcott as my guest. She shares a message of the origin of hope and why it matters. She’s is offering an e-book copy of her debut novel, Meadow Song. Stick around to the end for the Rafflecopter Giveaway! Hope ~ The Promise...
Faith, Family and Friendship

Faith, Family and Friendship

Over the years I’ve collected a number of message cards that friends have given me. You know, the business-sized cards that have a pretty picture with a wise saying, Scripture verse, or declaration of friendship? Each one holds a special memory and message that...
Don’t Quit

Don’t Quit

Are you facing some sort of discouragement? Life can get tough and the journey seem long. So today, I want to share a bit of encouragement to brighten your day, a poem I’ve kept for many years, entitled, Don’t Quit. ~ Author unknown. When things go wrong...
Relying on God

Relying on God

Reading through Old Testament books like Chronicles can be a bit challenging at times, but interspersed within the lists and names of kings and their deeds and misdeeds are some wonderful hidden gems that deserve a second glance. During my morning devotions, I found...