Ode to “Husband”

Sometimes we get attached to things that we probably shouldn’t, but some inanimate objects warrant such attention. When I was in college, my dad bought me this back pillow for those long nights of studying in bed. If you walked the dorm halls back then and looked in the rooms, most  girls had a one. We affectionately called them “Husbands.” My husband has been with me since 1988 and has been with me through three … Continue reading

No more Walmart Rx lines!

I had a series of social media posts late last year that started out, I run because… Well, one post was …because in January I want to blow my doctor’s mind. Well, today (1/22/14,) I went to the doctor and am happy to announce that I am officially off prescription meds for obesity related illnesses! In the words of Jerry Jones, Owner of the Dallas Cowboys, HOT DANG! (Well, I do take Flonase for allergies … Continue reading

Operation Step Up My Game

I posted on my Facebook page that January 1 was day #1 of Operation Step Up My Game and I asked my social media friends to pray for me. Although I included some LOL’s at the end, I’m very serious about this. I have three main goals for 2014 besides the obvious of growing in my walk with God through prayer, service and obedience. These 3 “earthly” goals will help me on my earthly journey … Continue reading

2013 – Summarized in three points

As a lot of folks do around this time, I am taking a moment to reflect on some major events in my life in 2013. Here are a few major highlights that I’d like to share and to remind everyone that God is God all by himself and he does hear and answer prayers. #1) I started off 2013 praying for full-time jobs for my husband, then me—in that order. (It might not have made … Continue reading

[Tips for Aspiring Authors #22] Social Media Presence Pt 1

Even though my last book was promoted in 2012, I am still VERY active on social media. I get comments from those “friends” I  know personally who say You’re always on Facebook, aren’t you? Darn skippy, I am. They are the ones who don’t understand my purpose for using social media. Sure, if I was just Daphine,  I probably  wouldn’t hop on as much because I honestly don’t know 2000 people. But since I have created these … Continue reading

Almost there [Run For God]

Greetings! I know it’s been over a month since I updated my blog but I’m back now. Did you miss me? I haven’t forgotten you all. ((Cyber hugs)) Over the weekend, I posted the picture below on my Facebook page. The response has been overwhelming and a few people want to know what my “secret” is. There’s no secret–hard work and a desire to not be overweight any more. I’m a middle-aged woman who has … Continue reading

Tips for Aspiring Authors [#21] Never give Up–Diana Nyad style

As I drank my morning cup of coffee and watched Willie Geist of NBC’s The Today Show interview Diana Nyad this morning, her words, Never give up, resonated with me and I celebrated with her in spirit. It is so encouraging to see someone set a goal, no matter how absurd it may see to everyone else, and actually accomplish it. How many times have I said those same words, Never give up, right here on … Continue reading

Tips For Aspiring Authors [#22 ] Work on your public speaking skills

When I was a teen, my family became active in church which meant I had to become active. I was asked to read the announcements, act in plays and my worst fear, asked to pray. I remember people telling me just open your mouth and God will give you the words to say. Um, that’s not true. If I opened my mouth, I would be standing in front a church full of people with an … Continue reading

I wrote WHAT? [Run for God]

Greetings! I’m coming down off my “5K high” and getting ready to jump back on Stanley Thompson of Too Many Lies fame. (For those of you who don’t know, Stanley is a fictional character in my novel Too Many Lies.) I’m looking forward to finishing the second book in the Lies series entitled, Deception and Lies. I’ve been talking about it and working on it for over a year, but if you’re a regular follower … Continue reading

Journal 2013 [Run For God]

This is actually being written as I prepare for my first 5K race which is scheduled June 22, 2013. I pray this journal will inspire someone to press through the pain of achieving their goals. Don’t give up, don’t give in. Persevere. It’s worth the effort to say DONE! I began training on my own in January and in March I injured my knee to the point it hurt to walk. Yeah, I’m that person. … Continue reading