Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday Morning Gratitudes

That even through the cold winter days, I have things for which to be thankful. Not everyone does.
The joy and laughter coming from a child playing in the snow. Not much better than that.
Hear the laughter from a teasing grandchild
Sharing quiet times with loved ones
Making memories
Special gifts from those I love
Wonderful times together
hearing from an old friend.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday Morning Peace: Privileges

Even in the dead of winter,
in the middle of some of the coldest weather
we've had in years--
our hearts can rejoice at the privileges that are ours.

The privilege of freedom, to love the man in my life, to encourage others worse off, to read the Bible or whatever else I wish, to choose to do what I want, to reflect on the good life I have.

Happy winter days to you.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January Contest and Reasons to Read

Why Read?

* Pleasure. What fun to find an author whose books we love!
* Relaxation. What better way to lose ourselves in a book from the discouraging, disappointing things going on in our lives?
* Keeps us mentally healthy. Reading a mystery/suspense?
Our mentality improves vastly by imagining who's the villain?
Romance? Our heart yearns for a satisfactory ending... And more!
So Read, Read, Read! 

The first contest of the Year!
January, 2018


Name one thing that is good about 
this winter in January, 2018

Oh, yeah, you want to know what you get?

or this:

Already read these?
Then you can pick one of my other books
or wait till my next book is out 
(Toby's Troubles, an Appleton, WV Romantic Mystery)

How's that for a Beautiful, wintry contest?

(I will choose a winner by January 31st!)