Not an endorsement, but…

Before I begin, I must note that this is not an endorsement, nor am I making any excuses or defending anyone in this post. This post is meant to simply point out a few facts I have not heard from anyone about this particular issue.


Surprise, surprise. A presidential candidate is getting attacked. For something that he said 11 years ago? Wait, what?

First of all, did they really have to go back to something he said 11 years ago in order to attack him? But that isn’t the main reason I have a problem with the way EVERYBODY, both left and right, attacking Donald Trump for what he said about women.

usa-1327105_1280My problem with the attacks is two-fold:

  1. He said it in private, not knowing it would be recorded
  2. Most importantly in my mind is that a lot of the people attacking him talk the same way he did, they just didn’t get caught saying it on tape.

It’s called “locker room talk” for a reason, right? So Donald Trump is being attacked by hypocrites who have either said or heard someone they know say the exact same things. Yes, there is the possibility that he has sexually harassed or assaulted women. He’s never been charged for it, though, at least not that I have heard.

Two lessons

I found two lessons in this whole hypocrisy and lambasting. There are probably more, but these are the two that are most relevant:

One-Watch what you say. You never know who might be listening or how it could be used against you.

Two-Take heed of Matthew 7:5: “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (NASB)

What are you doing to keep your mouth out of trouble? One piece advice I’ll probably always remember is this quote from Thomas Jefferson: “If angry, count ten. If very angry, an hundred.” I think this can apply to almost anytime you open your mouth, not just when you are angry.

Are there any logs in your eye you need to take out before you can even think about the speck in your brother’s eye?

I’m preaching to myself here, too, so don’t get too up at arms with me. I know none of what I’m saying is probably very popular, but I’m not concerned about doing what is popular, just what I believe is right and Biblical. This election is supercharged with debate, controversy, and confusion. We should all be in prayer for wisdom, patience, and perhaps you should turn your TV off and study your Bible and pray for our leaders, both the current and future ones.

God bless and I pray we will all listen to James 1:5-8:

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.


Reversal Zone: a review


J. Grace Pennington has published four science fiction novels. They each have a unique bent to them, but this one is very different. Each book is a standalone, but as with any series, you get more of the story if you read them all in order. In Reversal Zone, the main character, Andi Lloyd, becomes the only one who can save the ship and crew. Can she do it in time?

About the Book

Nothing is as it should be.
After weeks of boredom, Andi is excited when the Surveyor is called upon to rescue a freighter that mysteriously vanished in uncharted space.  Excitement quickly turns to unease when the ship encounters an unknown phenomenon—a cloud that appears not to exist.  But with the freighter’s crew in danger, the Surveyor has no choice but to venture into unknown territory.
As soon as they enter the cloud, its unstable effects wreak havoc on the ship.  They’re flying blind.  Every piece of equipment is malfunctioning.  And every member of the crew is unable to think straight or act like themselves—except Andi.
Now she’s expected to guide them through the predicament with no previous command experience and no one to turn to for support.  And with each passing hour, it becomes clear that if they don’t escape the cloud soon—they won’t escape it at all.

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A falling update, er, Fall update, and new goals


Can you believe it’s Fall already? I know I can’t. And now it’s October. And at the end of the month, I have to start saying I’m a different age. One that nobody will believe yet. I keep being told it’s a good thing to look younger than you really are. It just gets rather annoying to have people stare at you in disbelief and question you truthfulness. At 25+ is there really any reason to lie?

Anyway, I’m supposed to be updating you on my goals from September. To refresh your memory, here they are:

  • Get Savior, Like a Shepherd ready and sent to beta-readers Done on September 13
  • Start He Hideth My Soul rough draft (handwritten) Started on September 16 and currently have 17,000+ words written
  • Get Faith is the Victory ready for publication Done and Published!!
  • Edit All The Way (if time) Did not have time😦
  • Get everything together for book fairs (Sept. 18 & 24) and conference (Sept. 24) Barely, but I did it. The conference was great!
  • Don’t go crazy (or is it too late for that?) I decided it was too late for that, but I managed to stay almost stress-free.
  • Plan Truth through the Ages Facebook Party with Amanda Done! And the giveaways are still open for a couple of days!

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Why This Story and Theme?


About the Book

 Winninfaith-is-the-victoryg story in Perry Elisabeth Design’s short story contest.

I don’t like change. I know most people get used to it, but I have never been able to. When Dad announced their move and I couldn’t go with them, I didn’t handle it well. Would I ever find the faith to be victorious?

Content warning: A character does attempt suicide, so please read with caution.

Available on Amazon and other platforms such as Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Scribd.

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Tips From a Writer’s Conference; Can they be applied to your life, too?


This past weekend, I went to a mini-conference for writers. There were 6 sessions, of which I could choose three. I chose:

  • Stress and Time Management for Writers
  • Facebook Launch Parties
  • Self-editing your Manuscript

Today, I’m only going to talk about the first one because that is the one I needed the most. I mostly went to the Facebook one for some tips for my upcoming party and the editing one was helpful, but the tips in that one, I’ll share on a later date.

Stress and Time Management. Who doesn’t need that, right? Or maybe you are the one person in the world who has everything together with no stress and no problems getting everything done in your day. If you are, send me an email. I’d love to know how you do it.

Ben Wolf was the speaker who shared his thoughts on stress and time management for writers. He was clear, concise, informative, and funny. Without further ado, here are his tips. As he did for the conference, I will also apply it to writing, but you can probably apply it to whatever it is you do.

The Unstress Progression

Ben started with what he called “The Unstress Progression.” In order to get to a place of productivity, there is a progression you need to go through. Continue reading

Faith is the Victory

No, I’m not talking about myself with that title. It’s the title of the book that is releasing on September 26th!

To celebrate the release, I’m doing something a little different. First, the blog tour is shorter (September 26-28) and then on September 30th a friend and I are doing a Facebook party together. Her book, Befriending the Beast is releasing that day and we thought it would be fun to a party together.

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August updates, an announcement, and new goals

August ended up being a busier month than I expected. But it was a good month and I got a lot done.


In August, I orchestrated a couple of blog tours for some clients which was fun and I was thankful for their business. I also finished as much of the rough draft of Savior, Like a Shepherd as I decided to. I wasn’t sure how to write the end, so I left that for the typing up phase which I have been working on the last week. I am now about 3/4ths of the way through that process with the goal of finishing by Saturday so I can send the manuscript to my beta-readers.

I also published my third novella of the summer (and personal favorite), Blessed Assurance. If you haven’t had a chance to see anything about it yet, scroll down to yesterdays post and meet the main character, Adelaide Brown.

Besides some real life things, I think that’s about it for what happened in August. So now I can share with you the exciting news I found out on Wednesday night! Continue reading