Saturday, January 31, 2015


A friend expressed disappointment at the lack of traffic in response to the second part of a two-part blog interview she had done of me and my books. I too was disappointed and discouraged at this news, but she said she was going to share the link on Facebook to see if that would help. Apparently it did, because today she told me it had led to a significant increase in traffic and a very definite show of interest.


Missed the ice skating I wanted to watch today because I had the time wrong.  However, when I flipped through the channels to see what else might be on, I came across another ice skating special on a channel I haven't been able to get for years.


Had been upset with a friend for not bringing me home the care package she promised from a community dinner I was supposed to help serve at, but then couldn't go to, and I was even more upset when she told me about how much food had been left over. Then I got upset at myself for being so upset, and prayed that the Lord would help me get rid of my ugly thoughts.  Not long after that prayer, my daughter called to see if I'd like some of her leftover Pate Chinoise (a favorite dish), brought it over, and we had a nice visit.

Friday, January 23, 2015


What I thought was going to be a work-related conference call turned out to be my manager, the company president, and a couple of HR and PR folks on the other end, congratulating me for being the recipient of the 2014 Agent Quality Award, and telling me to expect delivery of something special they had ordered for me that should arrive at my door within a couple of days.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Got a beautiful uplifting e-mail from an old friend today, telling me how much she has enjoyed looking at my photos, how blessed she has been by my It Is Written book, and how much she treasures our friendship. It couldn't have come at a better time. God knew how much I needed some words of acknowledgement, and used her to so graciously provide them, as well as give my flagging self esteem a boost.