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I’m a morning person or, as Wayne would say, a disgustingly happy and bright morning person. I’m up several hours before my dear husband manages to open his eyes and frankly, I need that private time. I sit at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee along with my Bible, three or four different journals and reflect on my day. I read. I write. I pray. This time of solitude and reflection has helped shape my life. Not everyone is as spry and happy in the morning as I am. I know because I married a night owl. Whether day or night, noon time or at dusk, take time for yourself. We all need that. I know I do.
Posted on August 15, 2016 in Blog
August 16th, 2016 at 4:27 pm
I recently read one of your first Christmas books ‘The Gift of Christmas’ and the message that I received from God in that book, was that I needed to start up my devotionals with him again. I have always loved your books, and reading that one (released in the year I was born!!) touched me a lot. The frequent mentions of prayer and devotional reading was God’s message to me, and to read your blog today confirmed that. Thank you!
August 24th, 2016 at 2:21 pm
For years I have toiled in the screenwriting world while holding down numerous “waitressing” jobs (PR, speechwriter, oil and gas, sales, marketing, and now business communications consulting) and raising a family, and I’m new to your work. Having enjoyed a few of your interviews on YouTube, I can see the secret to your success: You honor God by placing Him first in your day. So simple, yet so revealing and profound.
I think I most appreciate and empathize with your long, arduous journey of hard work, disappointment, discipline, query letters, epiphanal moments, near-God sightings, real God sightings, shattered hopes, unexpected joys, solitary hours, mountaintop moments, well-meaning friends, faithful foes, rejection letters, and words that take your breath away.
Thank you for your humanity, the fact that your “blessed” life has had its dark and despairing moments, and that you’re so prolific because you just work harder than everyone else. And through it all, you have been a good and faithful servant of the Master Storyteller. What a story you’ve told with your life.
And it all begins – and ends – with a morning devotion.
Writing is its own reward. Creativity is beautiful and frustrating. Storytelling is a burden and an honor. And yet to those who are called to such pursuits, there is no other road to follow. I consider it an honor to be a fellow scribbler with you.
I look forward to reading and watching more of your work. Thank you for the inspiring push you’ve given me as I walk further down my writing path.