When Dreams Don’t Come True

What would you say if I confessed that I’ve lost interest in blogging? I was going to say that life has been incredibly hard these past few years. But saying that is kinda dumb, because honestly, when is life not hard? We live in a fallen world, surrounded by sin & plagued by evil. And yet, we have a Savior …






Motivation for Following the Dream: Part 3, Stay Focused

Last month I shared a couple tips for sticking to your strategy. Achieving a goal take perseverance. The road to success isn’t quick or easy. You’ll have days when you feel like giving up. But remember that attitude is everything. You can’t rely on your feelings to guide you. Staying motivated can be tricky. You must be intentional. I suggest four …






Motivation for Following the Dream: Part 2, Stay Inspired

Achieving a goal take perseverance. The road to success isn’t quick or easy. You’ll have days when you feel like giving up. But remember that attitude is everything. You can’t rely on your feelings to guide you. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some tips for sticking to your strategy. Staying motivated can be tricky. You must be …






Interview With Author Mary Connealy

Mary Connealy is the bestselling author of romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner and a Rita and Christy and IRCC Award Finalist. She was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about her writing journey.  ———————————————————– What writing lesson have you had to learn the hard way? Jen, I think I learned all my …






In the Beginning: Where Does the Journey Start?

Are all authors born with a passion to write? In my case, no. While I was one of those weird kids who liked writing book reports and term papers, I never considered writing a book. All through school my plan was to earn a degree in either music or counseling. But once I married and started a family, my husband …