31 Days

I’ve been thinking a lot about fear. What fears I have and what fears I don’t. After spending two years working on and writing my first book (available here on Amazon) the residue of my journey with fear still remains. Recently I spoke at our church about a story where Jesus and his followers are…

Why “The Other ‘F’ Word”

Since the embryonic stages of my idea for a book on fear, I’ve used the working title “The Other ‘F’ Word.” I’ve received raised eyebrows, knowing gestures, laughter and offense. I’ve heard a few guesses (“Is it faith?”). I’ve been debated (“You can’t title your book that!”). I’ve been ignored (“Whatever!”) and even threatened (“No…

The Other ‘F’ Word

I’m excited to announce the release of my first book! Special thanks to my high school guidance counselor who said I would never graduate from high school (which I did by the way). After a journey of prayer, research, reading, writing, editing, rewriting and learning all along the way, I’m proud to invite you to…

i am

I’ve been learning so much about writing as I continue to put words together on paper in different settings. A couple of months ago while in Brazil I was working on my first book. Now that it is written and published and I’ve already found the first error the following words from my journal are…

Don’t judge a book…

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” We all know that saying is an idiom, which means don’t judge a person based on their outward appearance. True. It’s a great practice for life. One that most of us don’t really follow no matter what we say. We’re pretty good at making quick judgments. But let’s…

lemonade.

We’ve all had moments in life that are just plain difficult. The proverbially lemons so to speak. In some we find humor, others hope and a few suffering that leads to new life. As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I recently heard a man who was stuck on the Carnival…

One.

Today marks the one year anniversary of my blog. I set out on this journey of having a blog with the hope of discovering my voice as a writer. My first post on October 22, 2010 shared my vision for A Second Taste and the power found in savoring the beauty of the moment. I’ve…