Category Archives: Inspiration



Well, it’s not my birthday. It’s not my anniversary. And it’s not Christmas.

It’s…Bring Your Bible to School Day. Unfortunately, that’s not happening here in Canada.

Many, many, decades ago, I was allowed to read the Bible and recite the Lord’s Prayer in public school each morning. I took for granted that this everyday occurrence would always be part of our Canadian heritage/culture. Not so.

However, today, schools all over America have climbed on board.

Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, is:

“…celebrating that more than 100,000 students are expected to

participate in #‎BringYourBible to School Day.”

I’m celebrating with my American neighbors that (at least for today) children are “allowed” to bring their Bibles to school.

I was especially encouraged when I read this quote written by Brytney, a fourteen-year-old girl:

“If you believe in God…take a stand, be like thousands of others and bring your Bible to school.”

Okay, so I’m too old to attend public or even high school, but I’m not too old to take a stand.


Tracy Campbell’s Creation – “Be ewe-neek”

Will you be ewe-neek today and join me on my Facebook page to share your favorite Bible verse?

Here’s my verse:

“A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.” Proverbs 13:19a (NKJV)

Blessings and Hugs,     


P.S. Read Nancy I. Sanders’ (children’s author) awesome testimony. Thanks, Nancy, for posting this today. 🙂

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Don’t Waste Your Time Setting Up a Blog!

Don’t Waste Your Time Setting Up a Blog!

I’ve noticed a recurring theme orbiting in blogo-sphere that applies to new writers (I still consider myself a new writer). That is, don’t waste your time setting up a blog. Rather, one should concentrate on learning the ins-and-outs of how to write, and then place fingertips on keyboard or put pen to paper and write a sizzling book. Read the rest of this entry

6 Tips to Help Your Teenager Cope with Stress

6 Tips to Help Your Teenager Cope with Stress

“Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle.”

Bill Phillip

I had more than one powerful force driving my stress this past week. But I coped and I was able to turn it around by helping a special teenager in my life.

Monday, I worked a sixteen-hour day. A few bills got paid.

Tuesday, I woke up with a sore throat. All week, I crunched and chewed Vitamin C and drank gallons of water laced with Oil of Oregano. The oily solution soothed my throat, but it tasted worse than swallowing battery acid. 🙂

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How to Create a Masterpiece

How to Create a Masterpiece

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” John Ruskin


Tuesday night, a flock of writers swooped in and landed without incident into a cozy writer’s nest. Mother bird, and gracious hostess, Belinda Burston welcomed them with open wings.

Then wouldn’t you know it, in fluttered my friend and author, Brenda J. Wood, lugging a wacky book.

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Do You Think Awards Are Important?

Do You Think Awards Are Important?

When I receive an award I perform a happy dance.

This past week I was awarded, not one, but three blog awards.

First, I was honored with the “Inspiring Blog Award” and the “One Lovely Blog Award” courtesy of Stephanie Nickels. She is an editor at Christian Editing Services. Thanks, Stephanie!

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