Friday, January 29

Out of Focus!

What blurs our vision…

When the venom of hate is slung at us…
When a myriad of voices clamor for our attention…
When self is elevated above the concern for others…
When doubt and worry replace our trust in the Lord…
When heartaches pile up against the door of our hearts…
When daily circumstances whir around us and cause confusion…
When activities and chores on our schedules become overwhelming…
When the pain of gossip behind our backs comes from a so-called friend...
When greed for a bulging bank account pushes its way to be #1 on our list…
When our spouse breaks his/her commitment to a monogamous relationship…
When we pay more attention to how we feel rather than on the truths of God’s Word…
When accumulating possessions to keep up with everyone else becomes our main goal…

…what do we do? We usually go into a tailspin and lose our focus.

When God seems not to be in a hurry to remedy any of the above trials for which we have prayed until we are exhausted, instead of praying as our first priority that God will be glorified in it, we boo-hoo His tardiness for not taking us out of the problem, or we question His faithfulness. We lose our focus.

If we focus more on the stress and limitation of our situations rather than on the peace, power, and comfort of God to rectify them, we will certainly lose our focus and we will give up.

I have no magic bullet list of how to stay focused. All I can tell you is that, in my experience, it is in those times we tell the Lord we trust Him for the outcome and continue to thank Him in the meantime.

Isaiah gives us the solution, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!” (Is. 26:3 NLT)

It takes practice, practice, practice to keep our thoughts focused. In regard to those stray and harried thoughts, Paul tells us what to “refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor. 10:5 Amp)

Solomon warns us in Proverbs 4:23, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” (Masoretic Text) Another version says, “Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.” (NCV)

What siphons your focus away from the Lord?

May you recognize those things and practice, practice, practice to keep your focus on the Lord.


Monday, January 25

Where's the Peace?

Peace….sometimes elusive, isn’t it?

The Bible says Jesus is Immanuel, God with us, always, and He is Jehovah-shalom, the Lord our peace.

At the Last Supper, in preparing the disciples for His death and departure, Immanuel spoke many things to them, and said this, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27 NKJV)

However, our Immanuel peace is sometimes in a state of flux, sometimes disintegrating. When chores, church, family, and all the rest, bulge our itineraries, they hold us captive and our prayer time usually suffers, slipping into oblivion. We end up with the “captivity of activity.”

Martha received Jesus into her home, yet, she busied herself with other things rather than sit at His feet. Jesus scolded her, “You are anxious and troubled about many things.” (Luke 10:41 NKJV) Can’t you see Him shaking His head and, in essence, saying, “Martha, Martha, you’re distracted with too many anxieties and cares; you have too much going on in your head; there’s a crowd in there making an uproar, disturbing your peace.”

When we are busied with the cares and anxieties of life, making no time for sitting at the feet of our most Beloved for intimate conversations, we relegate Him to a waiting room. Our peace is then at risk.

How often do you ignore Jesus’ command to “not worry about your life” (Matt. 6:25a NIV)? It would be to our advantage to heed Paul’s word, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.” (Phil. 4:6a TLB) The Message says it this way, “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayer, letting God know your concerns.”

The lack of worry and anxiety sabotaging our faith and cluttering our prayers has a promise, as Paul tells us, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:6-7 NLT)

What rolls around in your head making an uproar, disturbing your peace? Are you sitting at the Lord’s feet or have you put Him on a waiting list?

I pray the same for all of you what Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.” (2 Thess. 3:16 NKJV)

Immanuel, God with us, Jehovah-shalom, the Lord our peace, always.


Friday, January 22

Noblesse Oblige

The other day, I watched one of favorite old movies, the 1944 original version of The Canterville Ghost, which takes place in England during World War II and stars Charles Laughton, Robert Young, and Margaret O’Brien when she was seven years old.

Margaret was so endearing and spoke so beautifully as a child. In the film, the phrase “noblesse oblige” arises because she is of English nobility and offers help to the American soldiers. I love hearing her say the phrase…noblesse oblige…in her perfect diction.

The phrase stuck in my mind, so I looked it up to be sure I knew what it meant. It is a French phrase and literally means nobility obligates.

The principle behind noblesse oblige is benevolent and honorable behavior considered the responsibility of persons of high birth or rank.

Therefore, one of nobility must conduct himself in a fashion that conforms to one’s position and with the reputation that one has earned by simple acts of kindness and generosity to help another, usually one who is less fortunate.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr., said, “Every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.”

All this made me stop and think…

* Jesus died for the forgiveness of sins and salvation of lost souls
* which adopted them into the family of God and His Kingdom
* which made them kin to the King’s Son, the Prince.


* as part of the Family, I am a princess, a daughter of the King
* I am of the highest nobility…that heavenly nobility.

My conclusion…

* as a member of this Royal Family, I have a responsibility to conduct myself honorably
* I am to live in a fashion that is befitting my position in Christ
* I am to engage in acts of kindness and generosity to help others
* I should do all in a way that reflects positively on my Father the King.

Therefore, if you have joined that heavenly Family, you are a princess or a prince, as a daughter or son of the King, and, as part of that Family, you are that nobility of heaven. It is, then, your duty…your noblesse oblige…to behave honorably and to give back to others.

If we give out of a heart of love with the thought of supplying some real need in someone’s life, then we reflect the Father’s image and likeness, upholding that reputation of the Family.

However, if we cannot pry open our hearts and our wallets to let go of whatever another needs, then their lack may go unfulfilled, and, sometimes, so will ours, for scripture says, “It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself.” (Prov. 11:24 TLB)

It is not the size of the gift that matters but the condition of the heart. We give out of what we have, whether a little or a lot, “For if the [eager] readiness to give is there, then it is acceptable and welcomed in proportion to what a person has, not what he does not have.” (2 Cor. 8:12 Amp)

When we give generously, whether of ourselves or of our possessions, scripture says,
“He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” (2 Cor. 9:6-8 NKJV)

Do we conduct our lives in the noblesse oblige way so that we reflect our position in the Royal Family? Do we perform simple acts of kindness and generosity to help and encourage others?

Is your life a reflection of noblesse oblige?


Thursday, January 21

Thicker Than Blood blog tour Blog Tours Presents:

Thicker than Blood
by C.J. Darlington
Published by Tyndale House

Winner of the
2008 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel Contest!

Christy Williams finally has her life on track. She’s putting her past behind her and working hard to build a career as an antiquarian book buyer. But things begin to unravel when a stolen Hemingway first edition is found in her possession, framing her for a crime she didn’t commit. With no one to turn to, she yearns for her estranged younger sister, May, whom she abandoned after their parents’ untimely deaths. Soon, Christy’s fleeing from her shattered dreams, her ex-boyfriend, and God. Could May’s Triple Cross Ranch be the safe haven she’s searching for? Will the sisters realize that each possesses what the other desperately needs before it’s too late?

With careful attention to detail, emotion, and scene-setting, C.J. Darlington scores with her debut effort. Here is a special writer you won’t want to miss.
--Jerry B. Jenkins, New York Times best selling author

If you love a good read filled with adventure and ultimately redemption, I encourage you to brew the tea, settle into your favorite chair and pick up the page turner that is C.J. Darlington’s imaginative new novel of a modern day sisterhood that triumphs over separation and the raw challenges of life to find the real endurance of both family ties and God’s amazing grace.
--Rebecca St. James, Grammy award winning Christian singer and bestselling author

With Thicker than Blood, C.J. Darlington proves she's a novelist for the long-haul, a strong new voice in Christian fiction. This book speaks to the heart, from the heart, about the heart. Readers will not soon forget it.
--Sibella Giorello, Christy award-winning author of The Rivers Run Dry & The Clouds Roll Away

Watch the book trailer:

About the Author:
C. J. began writing the story that would become Thicker than Blood (her first novel) when she was a fifteen-year-old homeschool student. She has been in the antiquarian bookselling business for over a decade, scouting for stores similar to the one described in the novel before cofounding her own online bookstore. Thicker than Blood was the winner of the 2008 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel.

C. J. co-founded the Christian entertainment Web site with her sister, Tracy, and has been actively promoting Christian fiction through book reviews and author interviews. She makes her home in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs and cats. Visit her website for more info.



Sunday, January 17

Spiritual Pickpockets

Ever been mugged? I hope not. Praise the Lord…I haven’t. Hmmm…or have I?

What exactly does “mug” mean? The dictionary defines it as to assault, menace, or threaten a person with the intent to rob.

In the Old Testament, God told His people not to consort with those enemies surrounding them, you know, all the Ites - the Amalekites, the Canaanites, the Amorites, and the others, because of their unholy ways. God separated His people to keep them holy and knew that, if they mingled with the Ites, their holiness would be stolen.

As insatiable suitors, enemy Ites always prowl around in the back alleys of temptation, lurking under the shroud of seduction. Just waiting to jump out and mug us!

Peter warns us of The Enemy Ite, “Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up.” (1 Peter 5:8-9a Msg)

What did the disciple John say was the enemy’s purpose? “The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy.” (John 10:10 TLB)

So, what areas of our lives does the enemy target? Our…


What are those sticky-fingered muggers, those spiritual pickpockets, that the enemy uses to assault us, menace us, and rob us?

How about doubt, worry, unbelief, strife, unforgiveness, bitterness, cheating, stealing, depression, murmuring, jealousy/envy, complaining, rebellion, hypocrisy, bitterness, lying, lust, pride, judging, gossip, addictions, marital affairs, porn, other impure thoughts, negative attitude, speaking against others, busy schedules, or anything else that grieves the Holy Spirit?

Any one of these Ites can be hazardous to the health of our bodies and our spirits. Guarding our hearts is so vital, in all we see, hear, and do.

So, what are the Ites, the petty thieves that entice you, desiring to invade your heart’s home and snatch away your treasures by standing beneath your window, whispering your name, and serenading you with sweet melodies? Does their wooing prompt you to pack your bag of temptation, sneak out the window of your room of separation, climb down the ladder of immorality, and run off with these vendors of swill?

Unless a “No Solicitors” sign is posted, a heart that does not fully pursue God will be enticed by outsiders selling their wares and will run off with any swindler.

Remember, where you are on Saturday night represents who and what you say you are on Sunday morning! What you do and who you are with will either draw you toward God or draw you away from Him.

Let me encourage you to hang onto what you have gained spiritually. Guard those treasures with all your might and all your faith, as Solomon said, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” (Prov. 4:23 NLT)

Don’t let the enemy pick your spiritual pockets!


Wednesday, January 13

Knock! Knock!

Lord, I hear You knocking. I’m coming.

Come on in. It’s cold out there. Make Yourself at home. Please come in and help me renovate my home for You.

Help me clean out the closet of my hidden thoughts and throw away the trash of wrong attitudes. Dust behind the doors where preconceived ideas accumulate like cobwebs.

Sweep out the corners of my heart where the soil of unwillingness has piled up. Dig into those deep crevices of my soul where stubbornness plants its roots. Shine Your light into the dark recesses of my emotions so nothing can remain hidden from Your forgiveness.

Remove from the shelves of my mind all the negative thoughts that I cling to and replace them all with Your promises that they may be readily available whenever I need them.

Scrub down the walls that have been littered with the graffiti of my words that are dirty blemishes on Your Spirit and Your Word. Repair the cracks in the walls so that the enemy cannot ooze in with his unwanted ideas.

When spiritual unrest jams up my usefulness as a channel, rout out all the garbage of self that Your living waters may run freely, cleansing…

Fix the holes in the roof where the rains of difficulties leak in and threaten to dampen my soul-rest. Seal up the broken windows where the winds of discontent blow in so easily. Let Your joy clean the windows and give them the sparkle that the world needs to see.

Clean out the soot of wrong burning desires that have blackened my chimney. Cleanse it that it may allow the vapors of praise to rise heavenward. Rekindle the embers of my heart’s passion that have grown cold. Ignite a blazing desire to know You more, to serve You more, and to love You more.

Use my tears to mop the floor of my soul where it has been trampled upon with the muddy feet of those who would rather walk over me than to see the hurt and pain within me.

Dismantle the fences that I have unwittingly built which have kept me from reaching out to help someone or kept some hurt soul from reaching in.

Help me build on that one sure Foundation that is unshakable and can withstand all storms and disasters. Help me erect that exterior that holds all else together, using my obedience as the cement to hold Your bricks of truth in place. Make sure I pick up and use each brick so that the edifice does not become faulty, because each truth left lying on the ground is useless.

There is but one chair within these walls, and it is the throne upon which I give You the honor of sitting. When I try to sit upon it myself, shove me off! Make me land with a jolt hard enough to bring me to my senses, because it is Your throne, meant only for You.

Lord, this is Your home. Let us build it together and keep it clean together. May it always be a temple in which You may reside and can always feel proud enough to bring others to visit. May it be a monument to Your grace, Your forgiveness, and Your love.

“Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it...”


Saturday, January 9

Resolution or Solution?

(I posted this last year. With a little massaging, I’m reposting it. Hope you enjoy it!)

Last year on Twitter, someone suggested that “rather than making New Year’s Resolutions, we can choose to create New Year’s Solutions.”

That made me stop and think. What is the difference between a resolution and a solution? I looked up the definitions.

The dictionaries say that ‘resolution’ is a formal expression of opinion or intention made. It comes from the word ‘resolute,’ which means to be resolved or determined on a course of action, set in purpose or opinion.

‘Solution,’ on the other hand, means the act of solving a problem or question, an answer.

Only a small percentage of New Year’s resolutions see fulfillment, a humorous dichotomy, given its definition. Initially, most of them are launched with great intentions but slowly, or sometimes quickly, run out of steam.

Determination slides by the wayside. With little acting upon the problem or circumstance, the intended outcome is not accomplished. This is why I’ve never really made any New Year’s resolutions. I knew I would never keep them.

While solution infers the act of doing something, most people just have the solution compartmentalized in their heads or written down on paper. Wanting to change a situation or something about oneself and coming up with a solution to solve or improve it is still not the answer. Just because I WANT something to change and may be determined for it to be so doesn’t mean it WILL change.

I need more than a resolution, more than a solution. While both executed together are preferable, they must be backed with something more…they need to be backed by actual action. Therefore, the meaning of this scripture takes on a new meaning, “A threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Eccl. 4:12b NKJV)

I think I’ve come up with my action, which is my theme for this year. I’ve borrowed it from an old hymn…I Surrender All!

Here are some beautiful portions of the song…

* Humbly at His feet I bow, Worldly pleasures all forsaken…

* Make me, Savior, wholly Thine…

* Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power;
Let Thy blessing fall on me.

All to Jesus I surrender, All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence daily live.
I surrender all, I surrender all;
All to Thee, my blessed Saviour, I surrender all.

If I surrender all, then I cannot be a hindrance to the Lord’s plans and purpose for my life. If I do not surrender all, I allow my life to be filled with the same old things, carry-overs from the year now passed.

God said through Isaiah, “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Is. 43:19 NKJV)

What exactly do I want in the New Year? Or more importantly, what does the Lord want for me and from me? How do I embark on an action if I have my fingers tightly clenched around all the events of the old year? Do I really want a new thing to happen in my life?

If I desire the best for my life, I must, as the saying goes, let go and let God! I must…surrender all!

Do you desire God to do a new thing in your life this year? Are you dragging all the hurts, sins, regrets, failures, disappointments, and unforgiveness of the old year behind you in a little red wagon or perhaps a U-haul?

Let this year be a year of release. Take action! Surrender it all!


Tuesday, January 5

A Stone of Remembrance

Ebenezer? Who is that? No, not Scrooge. This Ebenezer was a what, not a who. In the Bible, Ebenezer means stone of help. It’s purpose? Let’s see…

At one time in Israel’s history, when they faced the Philistines, Samuel and Israel fasted, prayed, repented, and offered a sacrifice. God answered their plea by confusing and defeating the enemy that pursued them. To commemorate the fact that Israel was victorious and recovered all the territory the enemy had taken, Samuel set up a stone as a marker of remembrance.

When he did this, he exclaimed, “Up to this point the LORD has helped us!” (1 Sam. 7:12 NLT) Samuel, whose name meant ‘heard of God,’ knew the Lord would hear them and be on their side in the future.

The Lord’s hand remained against the Philistines and the enemy never came into the territory of Israel. Peace reigned throughout the land all the days of Samuel.

Did the enemy pursue you this past year? Did you experience the Lord’s presence with you? Were you aware of His canopy of care covering you? Did He provide shelter and sustenance, even if in quantities less than desired?

Through all the contrary times, through sickness, through loss, through poverty, through grief, through trials, through temptations…the Lord has provided up to this point.

To celebrate and remember all the Lord’s goodness to my family and me during this past year, I will set up an Ebenezer stone of remembrance. That stone is the Lord. He is “The Stone of Israel,” (Gen. 49:24 NKJV), in Hebrew, the ‘eben’ of Israel.

Will you set Him as your commemorative stone over the victories of the year that has just drawn its last breath?

He stands poised, firmly fixed between the years. His presence casts a shadow over the year now passed, concealing its troubles, sorrows, and disappointments and transforming all the old…the old attitudes, the old habits, and the old ways…into something new.

As God said through Isaiah, “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Is. 43:19 NKJV) May we not halt or destroy God’s plans for the future, for, out of the old, a newness arises through His regenerative grace, creating all things afresh.

As the light of the Lord’s guidance beams across the New Year, it illuminates the passage into the land of the unknown. His path will take us through each dry wilderness to streams of fresh, flowing water.

Therefore, on this virgin trek, let us not carry with us the baggage of regrets, unforgiveness, resentments, failures, ungrateful hearts, or disappointments in others or in ourselves, all of which weigh down our usefulness.

Will you stand bravely at the threshold of the unknown, ready, willing, and obedient to follow the Lord, no matter where He may lead? Will there be room in the New Year for the Lord to do a new thing in your life, or will it be filled with more of the same from last year?

Will you enter the New Year’s portal, remembering the Lord’s goodness and mercy over the past year and asking His blessings over the coming year? Will you make it a year of praise and worship from a grateful heart to its Maker? Will you resolve to serve God greater than the year that has faded?

Instead of making resolutions, ask yourself these questions and set goals to answer them:

* How many lacking souls can I replenish?
* How many grieving hearts can I console?
* How many lost ones can I introduce to salvation?
* How many heavy-ladened spirits can I encourage?

As “the LORD Himself watches over you,” I pray that the His hand will be upon your household “from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year,” that His comfort and blessings fill every room of your home so that the sounds of joy can be “heard far in the distance,” and that He will “preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.”

May the Lord’s shadow of forgiveness conceal the disappointments and troubles of the year behind you, while His light is cast as a beacon of guidance to His safe haven of the days yet to be explored. May His hand be against your enemy and His peace reign all your days.

May His servants Goodness and Mercy pursue you throughout the days to come.

Have a very happy New Year!


Monday, January 4

When I Accepted Me blog tour

Today, I am participating in the blog tour for When I Accepted Me: 52 Affirmations to Boost Your Self-Esteem! by Sonja Samuel (Hewell Publishing). I’ll be giving away a copy of this book, so, if you’d like to enter for the drawing, just leave a comment at the end of this post.

About the book:

How we feel about ourselves, how we see ourselves influences how we live our lives. It is a direct result of the level of our self-esteem. Since we all experience problems with our self-esteem, self-worth, and self-acceptance at various times in our lives, When I Accepted Me is a collection of personal affirmations to help build, boost, and maintain good self-esteem.

About the Author:

You may have seen Sonja Samuel on the sidelines as a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys and for the NFL Players. She is also a former print model, TV spokesperson, and an internet radio and talk show host.

She currently travels the world as an international speaker, leadership consultant, and life empowerment strategist to Fortune 500 companies and their workforce, as well as traveling the globe as a performing arts director and short-term missionary.

Sonja has received numerous honors including being named as an Outstanding Women of America and Personalities of the South. Her mission in life is to “EmPower people to impact their world, fulfill their destiny, and make a divine difference.”

Here’s an interview with Sonja:

Why self-esteem and what is it exactly?

Self-esteem is the extent to which we like, respect, and accept ourselves. It reflects our overall evaluation or appraisal of our self-worth. It encompasses our beliefs, emotions, and behavior.

However, many people operate from the perspective of what others think of them and it fuels a cycle of dissatisfaction and discontentment. Instead of finding peace within themselves and being the unique and distinct person God created them to be, they live a life based on who they think others want them to be.

It has been said that two out of three people, at any given time, suffer from low self-esteem, which can negatively affect every part of their lives. If the negativity goes unaddressed, it can completely ruin their lives. This issue must be addressed in order to live joyous, productive, and purposeful lives as God intended.

From my experience, it all starts with changing the way we think, which is essential to winning over negativity and boosting self-esteem.

Why is self-esteem important to you?

Because after dealing with a difficult separation and divorce, I found myself struggling to rebuild my self-esteem. That whole experience took me down a road of despair and depression like I had never experienced before.

High self-esteem had never been a problem for me, so when life became difficult, I was completely thrown for a loop. It caused me to question my self-worth and value, and, in the end, I really struggled with accepting myself. I started thinking something must be wrong with me.

Based on the Word of God, I found this wasn’t true, but I still struggled. Once I was able to regain my confidence and repair the damage to my self-esteem, I began to see that I had gotten lost in my emotions, that is was really about what was going on in my head. High self-esteem starts with what we think!

What can a person do to build high self-esteem?

I would recommend starting with what I call my ACCEPT principles:

A - Accept your strengths and weaknesses.
C - Concentrate on the positives.
C - Connect to your passion and you’ll connect to your purpose.
P - Persevere. It has been said when the going gets tough, the tough get going. In this life, we will have trouble, as the Bible tells us, so we must hold fast to the faithfulness of God and His promises to never leave us alone.
T - “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your understanding.” We may not see the hand of God at work, but we must trust that He is at work on our behalf. That is called the providence of God.

Tell us about the creative process of writing this book?

Initially, I started writing a book on leadership but, in the process, I kept coming back to this issue of self-esteem. How can we lead others if we are struggling to lead ourselves? The more I reflected on that, the more I reflected on my own personal experiences, not only in the area of leadership but also in the area of self-esteem in general.

In the end, I ended up writing over one hundred affirmations that have been broken down into two volumes under the title of When I Accepted Me. We’ve just released volume 1 and volume 2 will be released in 2010. I divided them up into two volumes because I wanted to give people an opportunity to really reflect and internalize each affirmation to boost their self-esteem.

I’ve suggested to people to just take one a week (that’s why there are 52 of them) and internalize it. Pray on it, see how it reflects in your life. Maybe use it as a guide to write your own for that week.

I’ve also encouraged some people to read one every day for 52 days straight and see if their perspective isn’t changed for the good at the end of it.

How can people get the book and what is some of the feedback you’ve received so far?

My book can be ordered from my website at It would be a great way to start the year and to recharge for the coming year. We are extending it at our special introduction offer of $14.95 because we want to get the book out into as many hands as possible. For me, it is a tool for empowering others which is my personal mission in life.