My family likes to watch TV together. But let me tell ya, I’m having a heck of a time finding a show that we can all watch together. Even certain superhero shows found under the “kids” section on Netflix have shown characters engaging in extremely inappropriate interactions in supply closets. Try explaining that to a nine-year-old. And… Read More The Lie of the Entertainment Industry
As a young writer, I have connected with many writers my age who are on all levels of the commitment spectrum. Based on my own connections and observations, I have found that there are two prominent “types” of aspiring writers/authors. There are those confident in their choice to pursue writing. Then there are those that… Read More What Young Writers Need to Make it in Publishing ~A Guest Post by Michaela Mininger
I have been a loyal follower of Young Adult (YA) literature since the age of 11, making that 8 years spent reading new releases, bestselling series, and debuts that make up this genre. It’s been fun to watch as this overarching genre has bloomed and transformed over my own years of interest into one that… Read More A Young Adult’s Perspective on YA Publishing ~Guest Post by Michaela Mininger
I’ve got IYGAMAC Syndrome. Otherwise known as “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” syndrome. I empathize with that easily distracted mouse from the popular children’s book. Seriously. Just this morning, I went upstairs to my office to start my day but forgot my coffee. I went back downstairs to get my mug filled with… Read More So Many Distracting Cookies!
I woke up this morning and so did not feel like working out. A million excuses bounced around in my mind about why I should just skip my workout. But I didn’t. I climbed up on the elliptical and strode for seven minutes. Well, it’s better than nothing. I picked up my weights and pumped… Read More Stop “Better Than Nothing Thinking”
I woke up the other morning with a flood of worry. Nothing has changed in my life to cause such an avalanche of anxiety. I just woke up and was overwhelmed by worrisome thoughts. Most of which were irrational. There tends to be a direct link between my level of sleepiness and my level of… Read More Worry Darts
I’m going to be upfront with you, I used to not really understand the whole being transformed in the image of Christ deal. What does that mean? I mean seriously. Will we start resembling a thirty-something Jewish man with long, brown hair and a beard? Of course not. That’d be silly. And very unfortunate for us female Christians, if… Read More How to Change Your Life Without Breaking a Sweat (or Growing a Beard)!
What I’m about to tell you is true. I did not make this up. It really did happen to me. And it is why I never doubt that Jesus is real—the one true God. When I was little I asked Jesus into my heart. I truly loved Him. But I thought all anyone did was… Read More Bug Jokes, Max Lucado, and a Phone Call
We humans have to be stronger than we ever imagine, love ourselves in the process, and dig in when the ground seems to sink. We not only relish adventures, we create them. That’s the basis of Saylor’s story in Kadee Carder’s young adult science fiction trilogy, Insurrection. Volume One, Insurrection, and Volume Two, Incomplete, is… Read More Check out Kadee Carder’s Trilogy!
Awakened Light, Celestial Guardians Book 2 by J.J. Nite (Young Adult Fantasy/Romance) All Edie Malakim wanted was to be a regular teenager, but she never had an abundance of luck. Discovering you’re the answer to an ancient prophecy, the one destined to lock Lucifer in Hell, definitely doesn’t qualify as normal either. As Edie struggles… Read More Check out Awakened Light by J.J. Nite!