Friday, November 14, 2014

Oodles of Free Books!

My publisher, Enclave, is sponsoring giveaways of many of their books. Enclave specializes in the best Christian speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, etc.) and carries a huge variety.

And The Restorer-Expanded Edition in paperback is one of the books you can enter to win!

So stop by and see which books interest you, then follow the link to enter to win! Hurry, because some expire by tomorrow.

Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Reflected Light

My room is bathed in light because of sun reflecting off the snow outside. I need that light today. Reminds me that God's love and grace can rebound off even the sad and cold parts of life that blanket the landscape.

(P.S. - the photo isn't today's snow, but from a years-ago trip to Lake Superior in winter)

Friday, November 07, 2014

Wrestling the Bear

Some days finding the right words is wrestling with a bear.

A cranky grizzly with sharp claws and rotten-salmon breath.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Monday Morning Dread

Anyone ever feel it? It begins with Sunday night insomnia...mind churning over all the tasks ahead in the coming week, wishing the weekend could last a few more hours.

Then the new week dawns, but the thought of resuming work feels daunting. I can tell I had a terrific weekend, because this morning I woke with no Monday Morning Dread.

I felt refreshed, eager to tackle the work on my desk. As I pondered why this Monday morning felt better, I identified a few aspects to my weekend that contributed.

1. I (mostly) stayed away from my normal work. I didn't think about revisions, didn't make plans for my next book release, didn't write.

 2. I had fun. We rented a few movies, indulged in take-out food, laughed a lot.

3. I spent time outside.

4. I accomplished work - but not my weekday work. We washed some windows, got more of the garden put to bed, little domestic not-inside-my brain type work.

5. I worshiped my socks off on Sunday morning. I love those special times of communion with Jesus and with others who love Him.

All together, the weekend gave me a fresh perspective and new energy for the week.

 How about you? What helps you prevent Monday Morning Dread?