Original poetry and a podcast episode

Today I share a progress update and a bit of writing encouragement for my listeners. Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Progress update in writing encouragement https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/episodes/Progress-update-in-writing-encouragement-e3r6gn

I also wrote the following poem after being challenged to tell people about my author world by a friend on her podcast this morning. We need to tell others that we are authors and writers, so they can find our books. Here are my thoughts on the art of sharing our dreams and our professions with others:

Welcome to my Author World

I’m a writer,
I’m an author,
I’m a dreamer girl.
How do I tell people
About my author world?

Do I wear it on a t-shirt
Or on a special jewel?
Or speak it out loud,
No matter how cruel,
The world can be
To those of us who write?
Our minds keep creating,
Both day and night.

Writing our stories
And dreaming up new ones,
Over the years I’ve realized
I am not alone.

I’ve made writer friends
Who love to sit and talk,
About how their story ends.
And when they take a walk
Or drive in the countryside
their stories are never finished.
Their thoughts wander far and wide,
Never to be diminished.

We’re afraid to mention our author world
To those who don’t understand,
But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t
Try to take a stand
And tell the world of our colling
Given to us by God.
For we authors walk the path
writers before us once trod.

Don’t be afraid to tell the world
About your author journey,
For God has placed us in this world,
Made for writers Like you and me.

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Book Review of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Please listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Book review of the last lecture  https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/episodes/Book-review-of-the-last-lecture-e3q7ah


In this episode I give a book review of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and my thoughts on what he had to say about living your childhood dreams, along with his quotes and my revelation by the Holy Spirit about brick walls. Brick walls have been placed in our path as God’s way of testing how badly we want to succeed and how hard we are willing to fight to push through them to do His blessed will.


I also give recommendations for two books: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell and Fly a Little Higher: How a Mom’s Small Prayer was Answered in a Big Way by Laura Sobiech. All three books I mention in either the episode itself or the podcast description, can be found at all the major online eBook retailers, including Amazon.


I hope you enjoy this Spirit led episode and I pray that it blesses you just as much to hear it, as it has blessed me to record it. Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and visiting my website. You guys have a blessed day.


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tips and Encouragement for Aspiring Podcasters

Here is one of two episodes I posted on my podcast called Inspirational Journeys today. After I posted this episode, I listened to Jen’s episode about the writing struggles she faces.

I have to admit, that my struggle today was updating my podcast so it could go live. However, after doing a google search and finding the help file I needed with a link to the podcast settings, I was able to make the necessary changes and resubmit it for distribution on all nine platforms.


After listening to this episode, I challenge you to go out there and try something new. No matter whether you’re building your podcast, starting a YouTube hannel or writing in a new genre, I believe that with God on your side, you can do anything. for Philipians $:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who Strengtheneth me.”


Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Tips and encouragement for aspiring podcasters https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/episodes/Tips-and-encouragement-for-aspiring-podcasters-e3ov9c



What do you struggle with as a writer? What new things do you plan to try in the near future? Leave your thoughts in the comments below


A follow-up to my prologue

Good morning my fellow readers and bloggers,
I have a few questions for you. After reading my prologue, is there something you want to see in A Journey of faith? Any suggestions that could enhance the story? Should I show more of how Becca feels as she’s taking this journey. Should she have conversations with the people she meets along her way that bring the memory of the woman falling off the rocks to light. What encouragement does she receive from the people she meets along her path? Does she give encouragement to the wonan’s father? How?What do you think happens to make the journey more suspensful? Please comment so I can use these suggestions during the revision process.