Thursday, December 31, 2009

Resolutions '10

I'm trying something new. I'm forcing myself to start another blog. Well not really forcing...but the force part comes because I'm actually trying out Word Press for my new blog. As of right now, I'm not convinced I like it's format so much compared to Blog Spot. It's early though and all new things have to be figured out fully before a valid opinion can be made, spoken, or written.

My Word Press blog will be a bit different. It's name...Resolutions '10. Why? Well I think I've come up with some God inspired New Year Resolutions for 2010. They are not your usual such as losing weight, eating better, or exercising. No these are matters of the heart, hands, soul, and mind. They are about getting closer to the Lord, but in a very unselfish way in which I plan to share my Father's love with those I know and those I don't know and have yet to meet.

Please visit my new blog at and read all about my plans for the new year! Please excuse the dullness of the blog as a whole at this point as I am still trying to figure out how to fully load pictures and do other things to make the blog more interesting. I hope you will be inspired to maybe do some of the same things or think of some other great resolutions for yourself for 2010. I would love to hear what you think and the ideas you have for the new year as well!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Time Again

The morning was a bit crazy because of the kids two hour delay due to snow, ice, and rain that fell from the evening and early morning sky. I had the best intentions to get a lot of things accomplished around the house and maybe a bit of Christmas shopping done. But then a small remembrance came to mind…it was Wednesday… and at 10:30 am a Bible study which I have wanted to attend was scheduled to meet.

I quickly pushed the thought to the back of my mind. But as much as a tried to squelch the conviction to visit this gathering of believers, the more the thought pressed forward urging me give up my agenda for His. It was not an audible voice, but an embrace of sorts which nudged me in a certain direction. I was left with a choice. Would I choose to listen or choose to ignore and continue to do my own thing? I am happy I choose to listen for many blessings awaited me in the smiles and love I received from eight individuals God personally wrapped to give to me this day.

It’s Christmas. There are presents to buy, gifts to wrap, cookies to bake, cards to send, and trees to decorate. In the hustle and bustle of the season, have the gentle whispers from your heavenly Father gone silent? He beckons you to come, but you can not hear because you choose not to listen and instead choose to be busy. Matthew 11:28 states,

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Come to Him this day and sit at the feet of Jesus and have a quiet moment with Him. He longs to love you if only you will let him. He is crazy about you and delights in your love for Him. He has many gifts which wait for you to unwrap just as He gave me today. But it is your choice. Will you choose Jesus?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Hearth and Mantel

My magazine article is in print...check it out at . It teaches you how to decorate your mantel for Christmas and beyond! My profile is on page 32 and the article appears on page 46.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Traditions - Book Signing

I'll be at the Starbucks in Beaver, Pennsylvania (my hometown) Saturaday, December 5th, to sign the book "Christmas Traditions" in which my latest story is published. I will also be at the Borders Book Store in the Beaver Valley Mall the same day from 1 pm - 4 pm signing again.