Archive for December, 2008


It’s one of those perfunctory greetings we exchange for a few weeks, often without really thinking.

What’s it mean? If you recently lost your job, your house nears foreclosure, or a relationship just ended painfully, do I really expect your new year to begin “happily?” (more…)


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“Wasn’t it hard to spend Christmas in the hospital?”

She had just started reading Relentless Grace and I guess the story prompted thoughts of the approaching holiday. (more…)

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“Real pressure is when you are asked to do something you are not prepared to do.” ~ Lou Holtz

I thought about this quote when a reader asked, “What’s the one thing that kept you going when you wanted to quit?” I immediately felt a bit of pressure, because I wasn’t prepared to answer such a penetrating question. (more…)

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I suspect we’re all feeling a bit overwhelmed by the overwhelming amount of negative news. It’s hard to maintain a positive attitude in the midst of so much despair. (more…)

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What do you say to someone who’s feeling hopeless and asks for your help? (more…)

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“I cried all the way through your book. It is an incredible love story.”

That kind comment from a reader of Relentless Grace highlights an interesting aspect of writing: words may mean one thing to the writer and quite another to each member of the audience. I’m fascinated by the assortment of thoughts and emotions prompted by the same story. (more…)

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I’m learning that an important part of releasing a book is accepting feedback. It’s a great lesson in humility. (more…)

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