Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Resolution

It's the last day of 2015!!!!

And how swift the year went....

In another month I will have been blogging for two years. TWO YEARS!!! I know they say time flies, but that hardly seems to do the last two years justice. In that time, I've become a published author, graduated high school, almost completed my associates (just one more semester!), and had a rejuvenation of my faith, to name only a few of the highlights.

It's the end of the year now, when everyone makes those "new year's resolutions." I have never actually made a new year's resolution. Ever. So why not try something new, hey?

I think, for me, the biggest thing I want to focus on in the new year is continuing, daily, to pursue the Lord and to walk in the center of His will. So that's my new year's resolution: continuing to stay close to Jesus.

It might seem simple, or even rather obvious as a follower of Christ. But the truth is, I constantly struggle with this. I think every believer does or have at some point in their lives. So, just as a reminder of what I should be doing, I'm making it a personal goal this new year to be proactive about staying close to Jesus. :)

Monday, December 21, 2015


The proof for Isolated came in the mail...and it is so beautiful!! I am way beyond excited about this book, people. I am also getting very impatient to get it out to the public. *sigh*

This is one of my favorite things in the world to see....people reading my books. :D 

Anyway, get excited people. Because I am!! :D

Friday, December 18, 2015

Choosing to Pursue God

Do you know how easy it is to slide back into the rut/routine that you started in?

August: I make a decision to pursue God. My whole life is turned upside down because of that decision, and it is glorious! :)

December: I'm back where I was before that decision was made. What happened? And WHEN did it happen?

What I've learned from this? It's not a one time deal. It's an every moment of the day thing. This isn't "We made the decision, now we don't have to think about it", it's making the decision over and over and over again. I have to be more proactive. I have to decide every single day when I wake up that this will be a day that I pursue God. And then every single moment that follows, throughout the day, with every decision I make, I have to decide. Am I pursuing God? Will I?

The answer to the first question is probably 'no.' At best it's a 'maybe.' The answer to the second question, YES!

So this is me, choosing to pursue God today. :)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Catching Up

Wow, it's been a while since a blogged! That doesn't normally happen. I think I missed an entire month...oops.

Thanksgiving was wonderful, by the way. I love having my family around again.

And now the Christmas season is underway. I have at least three presents already bought, wrapped, and under the tree! Way to go me, not waiting til Christmas Eve. :) I'm loving all the Christmas music everywhere! Some of the best music EVER. :D

In the writing world, I've finished another round of editing on Isolated (Yay!). I've also begun to re-work Dusty-Robin Hood part 3. I wasn't liking the direction it had turned, and re-reading the beginning of the book didn't make me very happy either. So, for the first time in my life, I'm actually rewriting a book. I'm starting over at the beginning and changing it up and we'll see how this goes. The plan is to be done so I can have it out in 2016, but that is definitely NOT a promise. :P

I finished my first semester of my second year at college today. Last final finished, and hopefully I passed all my classes. *fingers crossed*

I don't really have a point to this entire blog post, except to catch up on the month I missed I guess....

Anyway, I'm going to be so much better about blogging consistently and substantially (ha, that usually doesn't happen...substantial....) in the New Year. :)