Friday, February 26, 2010

1000 Gifts: For These, I'm Grateful

I was visiting a friend’s Dina Dyer's blog and she was blogging about this and I decided I wanted to join her in writing about my 1000 gifts. Some days we take things for granted, so I want to see if I can come up with 1000 gifts too.

Here's my first 25: 975 to go

1. A good husband
2. Healthy children
3. Home
4. Car
5. Job
6. Mother
7. Sisters
8. Brother-in-Laws
9. A new sister
10. Books
11. computers
12. t.v.
13. Authors
14. imagination
15. A three year old who makes me laugh
16. MCM – Mother’s Group
17. My church
18. My pastor
19. The ability to read
20. Libraries
21. Movies
22. Lazy days
23. Swings
24. Ice Cream
25. The Navy
26. Walks in the park
27. Conversations with my favorite authors
28. Writing Buddies – Ann, Patricia, Marilynn, Rhonda, Ms. Linda
30. Color of Love Hotties – Thanks for sharing my love of romance books
31. Children who enjoy reading
32. A Husband who enjoys being a father
33. A forgiving God
34. Carrying my children full term – The experience was priceless
35. Breastfeeding
36. Sisters who are my friends
37. A mother who is my friend
38. A job that I enjoy
39. Friends at work
40. A car that runs
41. Pizza so I don’t have to cook
42. A dishwasher so don’t have to wash dishes
43. Washing machine because you don’t appreciate it until its broke
44. Willie Mae Johnson – You taught me how to be a lady.
45. Kelly Brown – Your were more than an uncle, you were my big brother
46. Anthony Baisy – My navy buddy turned my best friend
47. Lucille Frazier – Thanks for being my grandmother
48. Writing - I so enjoy it
49. Mothers of the church who continue to teach me how to be a good mother
50. Librarians

I’ll be add more through out the year.

Do you have 1000 gifts your thankful for?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dreams That Won't Let Go Blog Tour

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Indigo Burns is excited. Her wedding preparations to the man of her dreams are underway, her photography career is a success, and her family seems to be doing better than ever—all except her brother Reuben, who nobody has seen in years. But that’s about to change.

When Reuben decides to move back home to Jubilant, Texas, he hopes to find healing with his sisters. But Indigo isn’t so sure their relationship can be mended. And when younger sister Yasmin makes a life-altering choice, it seems like only a miracle can put the Burns family back together.

Will these siblings – and the rest of their family - ever be able to love unconditionally and release each other to live their dreams?

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What dreams are simmering in your heart and waiting to be birthed?

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Accountability Partner

My friend Patricia has an accountability partner. I’ve been thinking about one but I don’t know if I’m ready for one since some days I can’t depend on me. LOL.

Writing is something I enjoy, when it becomes a chore I stop writing. I’m afraid if I get a partner it will feel like a chore instead of being something I enjoy.

I don’t have a partner but I do have a few writing buddies, who pop in on me when I need that push. Rhonda, Mary, Patricia, Ms. Linda waving at you. You don’t know it but your emails show up when I most need them. I know that’s God, stirring up the pot, saying, LaShaunda I got your back and so do your friends.

Thank you ladies for being my unofficial accountability partners and helping me stay positive on this journey.

I’m inspired to keep on this path because some day it does end up with your name on it. Marilyn, Linda and Rhonda are my living testimonies that it can happen.

Do you have a partner who pulls you through your writing?

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

E BOOKS - Yes/No

I haven’t jumped on the ebook boat mainly because of cost and because the books I read weren’t in ebook form. However things are changing and lot of books are going the ebook route.

The IPad is the new toy on the market and I’m interested, but I’ve learned to wait on the next generation instead of the first model. I like for them to get as many bugs out as possible before I decided. Also I still haven’t found out if you can type your manuscripts on them.

I was reading on Rachelle Gardner’s blog about ebooks and she mentioned that you really don’t own the ebooks. The Kindle has the capability to take the books back. WHAT?

I know you don’t suppose to be able to share them, but when do they actually become your book and if you’re basically just renting, why the high cost? Shouldn’t there be a discount for these compared to the regular prices?

I know a few of you have the ereaders. What do you think about the prices of ebooks? Did you know that you didn’t own the book?