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Never Give up on Your Dreams

Never Give Up on Your Dreams

In the early 1990’s, when I was in my forties, I began to have the urge to write. I enrolled in the Institute of Children’s Literature. As I completed the lessons my desire to be a writer increased. I joined a small writer’s group and went to an amazing writer’s conference in Oklahoma called the Professionalism in Writing Conference. There I saw and met writers like Brock and Bodie Thoene, Karen Ball and others.
I started writing my novel (Working title; Tables on the Prairie). The second year I went to the conference I took the first few chapters and had a critique session with Karen Ball, who was the acquisitions editor for Multnomah Press. She offered me a contract for the book and the first chapter won first place in the writer’s contest. I was ecstatic and went home determined to write and finish the novel, but life crashed in around me. My mother fell and fractured her pelvis and Daddy was in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer's. We took them…

God came to Earth

December - God came to Earth so we could go to Heaven. This is the month we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. John 3:16 For God so loved the World, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting Life. It is absolutely mindblowing to me that the Amazing God who created the universe, and Who has all things under His control would lay aside His glory and majesty and come to Earth as a baby. He loved us humans so much He was willing to make the sacrifice. He was the perfect God-Man, completely sinless.

He came with the express purpose of dying on the cross for our sins. He was the only one who could pay that awful price for us! Because of the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, every one of us is born a sinner. We have broken the law of God. We are separated from the Perfect Holy God who cannot look on sin. Yet Jesus loved us so much He was willing to take the punishment we deserved and make a way, through …