Monday, April 29, 2013

Official Announcement!

Hello friends!

I'm officially taking a hiatus from this blog for a while, to concentrate on my other blogs that right now, have my heart.

I'll be likely posting book reviews here from time to time still, though I hope to focus my book reviews eventually at

SO! That means...

You can find me 5 days a week at:
You can find me every Wednesday at
You can find me the 10th and the 24th at

And you can find me the first Saturday of every month at Nicole O'Dell's CHOOSE NOW ministry, where I write a monthly column "On Good Girls".  (most recent article)

Also, look for my frequent articles at  (a division of Crosswalk)
I'm still on FB and Twitter as well.

Blessings! :)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Perspective - a twist

Visit me today and let's chat on perspective (is your glass half full or empty? Are you Eeyore or Pollyanna?) at

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Faith Like You Mean It

Hey friends! I created a new Facebook community page today. I hope it ministers to you!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Fearing the finish line?

Visit me today to read a super-naked-real post from my heart on Fearing the Finish Line

Friday, April 19, 2013

Concert madness

So I just found out Hillsong United is coming to concert a few hours away from me in June, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to do whatever it takes to go!! AGGGH! Love them. The catch? Middle of the week. At 7 pm. 3 1/2 hours away. Hmmmm.

Who are your fav bands? Do you like Hillsong United?

Here's a taste of them if you haven't heard their stuff.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Writing prompt!

Visit us today at and take part in our super fun writing prompt :)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Debating...need opinions!

So I'm debating deleting this blog.

I hesitate, because this is where I post book reviews, and I can't stop doing that or else I wouldn't get free books anymore ;)

But my heart is over at now, and I feel like I need to focus there. Plus my group blogging once a week at and twice a month at  PLUS my monthly column for Nicole O'Dell's Choose Now ministry, PLUS my once a month (on average) articles for   - something's gotta give. lol  

And uh yeah I didn't even mention these things I also do like raise a child practically alone, work full time, freelance, and write books ;)  Suddenly this blog doesn't seem like much of a give-up!! snort. Hmmmm.

I feel like this blog has become random and filler and I hate to get rid of it, since I have the most followers here and its on my business cards and such. But I hardly ever get comments anymore, and I don't think I'm offering anything substantial here anyway, so I don't blame you.

It's hard to let go.

What do you guys think? (the few of you actually reading this! LOL!)  Will you join me at and come there regularly instead? For those already familiar with the heart of that blog, do you think posting book reviews there sometimes would be...offensive? Like, taking away from the heart of the blog? I don't want to do that.

Help! I just know I can't keep spreading myself so thin or I might disappear altogether.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Random update

A little excited today (and no, not because I got new shoes. I haven't yet, and it's truly sad) ;)'s because...

I'm going to my first Miranda Lambert concert tonight! Woohoo!

I've always loved her, since I first saw her singing on her debut "Me and Charlie Talking" video many moons ago. She's really developed her style since then, and while I don't carry the nearly the grudges (wink) as she does, (jk) I really enjoy her music. And like watching Blake on "The Voice" (her husband) and think they're really an entertaining couple. They seem so real, and while they aren't necessarily role models in a lot of ways, I admire their commitment to each other in today's crazy celebrity culture. Cue hearts and arrows here...

I also am friends with a girl who graduated high school with Miranda in East Texas, so that's pretty fun. She says Miranda appears to be the same way she's always been, which is also refreshing in today's Land 'O Celebrities.

Do you like Miranda? Ever seen her live? I'm polishing my boots! :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

But what happens when I DO?

Posted today on giving up over at
Based on the verse "Do not grow weary in doing good"...but what happens when we DO?

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Mama needs a new pair of shoes...

So springtime always makes me want to buy shoes.

Embroidered cowboy boots. Cute little ballet flats with polka dots. Peep-toe 4 inch heels in a solid neutral. Low-heeled open sandals with bows.

I think it's time to find a shoe sale.

What about you? Does springtime ignite the whole "new shoe" fever in you too? :)

Monday, April 08, 2013

Come get real!

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Friday, April 05, 2013

Book signing tonight!

Hey friends!

I'll be having a book signing for my new release, THE RANCHER NEXT DOOR, at Barnes & Noble in Shreveport at 6 p.m. tonight! (Friday!)

Can't wait! Hope to see you there. Candy, a drawing for a giveaway basket, and more :)

Gonna be fun. I'll post pics next week! Prayers appreciated. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Grandmas, Single Moms or Workaholics?

Visit me today at and see if you know the answer :)

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Blah humbug

So this is me today, just substitute the teddy bear for an advanced copy of Max Lucado's newest novel "You'll Get Through This".

The day home completely alone, to relax and read and doze, is actually pretty nice...would be nicer if my stomach wasn't in knots and I could eat more than Raman noodle soup and saltines. ;)  But hey. Take the good with the bad.

Hence, this is all the blog post you're getting today.

Monday, April 01, 2013