You must do the things you think you cannot do. ~Eleanor Roosevelt


I never thought I could write a novel, let alone multiple novels. 

I never thought I could run a marathon, let alone an ultra marathon.

In my opinion, you can do anything you want, you just have to start slowly.

I didn’t just run a marathon one day. It started with very small running sessions of 1-2 minutes of running and then walking. Gradually I increased the running time and decreased the walking time.

I got stronger and stronger as I went, and then I was running a marathon. I couldn’t believe it!! It was the best feeling ever. 

So…..What’s a goal you’re going to shoot for?  


There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. ~Bryant H. McGill


Forgiveness is tough, right? Especially when we feel the person who hurt us doesn’t deserve it.

They might not deserve it, but the minutes I give focusing on the pain and hurt are lost to me.

I can never get them back. 

I’d rather use my limited minutes on earth for something more positive. It’s not easy, and I’m not perfect at it, that’s for sure, but all I can do is try. 

Stay strong, my friends. 


If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. -Bruce Lee


There is definitely a call to think things through. Impulsivity isn’t what I’m throwing at you here. But there is a time when you’ve got to stop thinking and do. Sure, doing is very scary.

I can totally relate. Even today, after having written 40+ novels, I still get nervous sending my agent a new book, or a new idea for a book.

Is it a good enough concept?

Will she like the characters?

Is the writing good enough?

What if…..

You get the idea.

But sooner or later, I need to stop thinking and do it!

And yeah, she doesn’t go for every story idea I have. That’s ok. I’m glad she’s honest about things. Sure, it kinda hurts that she turns away one of my babies, but it’s onto the next. God keeps giving me story ideas, so I will continue to write them. 

Stay strong, my friends. 


Never, never, never give up. ~Winston Churchill


No matter what hardship you are facing-never give up. 

You are not alone.

You are wanted.

You are loved. 

Things may have gone a direction you never expected nor wanted, but you will make it through.

You are strong. 

You are able.

You are loved. 

Yes. I repeated that Loved one because we so easily forget that we are loved. And we are. Even when we feel unloveable, dirty, ashamed, unworthy.

We live in a fallen, broken world, and horrible things happen in that fallen, broken world. But we are stronger than it. We will never give up. 

Never, never, never.