I am beyond thrilled with the positive reception that “Unibear” has received in the world! So many awards. So much recognition. So many outstanding reviews! I want to thank my readers, my fans, and my future readers for buying this book, leaving reviews and telling your friends and family about it. Your encouragement and assistance in getting the word out helps to place a positive message into children’s hands. Keep up the good work, and share, share, share!
Why I am I working so hard on my writing? Why am I putting so many books out? Why am I writing so many blogs? Where do I find the time for it all? It’s the fact that time is running out that is pushing me so hard towards finishing these goals. God gave me […]
Another concept regarding perceptions – I loved this graphic! They say: There are two sides to every story – and then there is the truth. Some people are incapable of understanding this. They know their side of the story and are unable to see any other side. It’s kind of a great explanation of the split in […]
Education – acquiring knowledge through teaching and instruction. Enlightenment – giving or imparting knowledge by removing the dimness from one’s eyes or heart. These two definitions talk about gaining knowledge, the difference is the means to the end. Learning lessons, through any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or […]
Life is hard. When it is easy, it seems that it is only the lull before the storm. Something will happen. Something will test you. Something will make you want to cry. Whatever it is, those tears need to be shed. Whether in silence at night when everyone is asleep or bawling and screaming in […]
Wanting something very badly does not automatically give you talent for it. – I want to be a rockstar! – I want to be an actress! – I want to be a multi-million dollar business tycoon! What you want is only the beginning. It is what you do to get to that goal that […]
The other night I woke up in a panic, out of breath, with thoughts of all of the things I needed to do, that were coming up, and I was looking forward to. From Christmas wrapping, shipping and giving, parties, dinners and events, to upcoming readings, tradeshows and work. Again I realized that all of […]
Writers block can definitely be a problem. So can deadlines. How can you write something on a deadline, especially when you don’t know what to write about? This reminded me of those weekly journal reports we used to do back in high school. For ten minutes we needed to write in our journals. It could […]
Today, before stepping onto the path, I emptied my mind and asked the Lord to open my ears and heart to what he wants me to hear. I began walking, waiting for some spiritual guidance to illuminate my mind, and instead, the OCD in me noticed some of the blue broken glass pieces had been scattered on my pathway.
A number of months ago I was visiting with a librarian at an elementary school who admitted changing the word ‘love’ in “Hamilton Troll meets Pink Light Sprite” to ‘care for’. “And when you are frightened think of me in the dew, and remember my friend that I do love you” — …“and remember […]
What an interesting day! It started out before sunrise Saturday. I was drinking my first cup of coffee when the windows illuminated a brilliant pinkish red color – Uh oh, I thought. Red skies in the morning, sailors warning. My mother’s voice echoed in my head. This was a bad omen. Is this going to […]
What does that REALLY mean? That pride will go away before you fall? Because if that is the case, nothing could be further from the truth, at least, not in my case, as I am sure it is for many of you as well. I’ll tell you, I let my pride hold me back for years. So […]
There is a song by David Crowder called “Coming Toward” It is an instrumental piece that is repetitive but it keeps building the intensity until finally it resolves. It’s an amazing piece. Anyways, whenever I listen to it an amazing imagery comes to mind and I’ve been seeing it for months. While I would have […]
You don’t have to be a natural conversationalist if you are a charming listener. This is such a rare gift that it trumps many other social graces. Your deep wells of empathy will help you develop this skill. This was another horoscope of mine… someone must be watching me because this is so me to […]
Fly Away – A Dream by Kathleen J. Shields The other morning I awoke from a fabulous neat dream. As I sat there remembering, I wondered what did it mean? It started in my childhood where I was fed and taught and cared for And followed me throughout my youth, and then went even more […]
What a wonderful treat! The most adorable four year old girl decided that an Author’s Reading meant she should read TO the author, me. It was awe inspiring to hear her read my words, and do so well at her age. My guess is she had practice, but apparently she’d been reading for a very […]
I just watched this video. It came to me as a forward in my email to which, once viewed, I promptly forwarded on. The message is amazingly inspirational. The story is heart-breaking and heart-warming all at the same time… and yes… I was bawling my eyes out. I was keeping it together fairly good until […]
James & John wanted to sit at the right and left side of Jesus, I don’t think that went over well because, and I am assuming, they were hoping for higher positions in heaven than just angels. But for whatever reason, my limited Christian education always gave way for an image of my loved ones […]
God doesn’t tell us his plan for us. He does that for a reason. So that way we can never fail him. They say that everything happens for a reason, and it’s all part of God’s plan. The point is, we do not know what God’s plan is for us. We have dreams. We have goals in life. We may or may not see them come true.
Keep your eyes peeled for Deana, future author of a series of horse rescue stories, because this young author is letting her imagination Run Wild! I met Deana at the Utopia Fall Festival three years ago. She loved to read, wanted to write, and was a joy to talk with. This was the year I […]