FOCUS
Craft of Writing

FOCUS

I asked my daughter Ali how she saw self-discipline operating in my writing life since she was along for the ride, and here’s what she said: “Even if it was close to the deadline, you just did it. Your main method was—no matter what, you worked and worked and finished the manuscript by the deadline….

Time to Refocus
Inspiration

Time to Refocus

As you know from previous posts, I have a heart condition. A serious one. And sometimes it’s tempting to give in to it, to pamper myself, to let it limit my experiences and my enjoyment of life. But I don’t. I want to live to the fullest, to enjoy all God has for me. I…

Breakthrough
Inspiration

Breakthrough

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been working on battling the spirit of fear in my life. Besides the physical feeling of fear, I’ve also dealt with rebuking and replacing the negative voices in my head. The ones that kept me trapped and paralyzed about changing. I had to replace unhealthy messages with the…