The Fun Has Begun!

Saturday February 16 2013 5:37 pm | Comments (1) Tags: , , , ,

And they’re off! The first of my Lenten Love Letters were mailed this week!

Have you written yours?

For me, the fun has truly begun.

I’ve already heard from one recipient – reminding me that an encouraging word in due season brings joy to the receiver.

The walk to the post office might be the best part of sending out encouraging notes–because I am out of shape!

I have to admit, the winter was not good for my body.  I need to shed more than a few pounds.

Actually, I need an extreme makeover in more areas than my physical body.

As part of this makeover, I’m also working on being a better communicator. 

I grew up in a family of ten kids. I never learned to speak up for myself. Really, who hears you with that many voices competing to be heard?

For me it was easier to do what I was told and be quiet. That can be a recipe for disaster in relationships.

I’m learning to use my voice. And thanks to Godly wisdom and council, I’m making progress.

Some days it goes over well and other days it feels like an epic fail.

So I search for answers.

This week I dove head first into the extreme makeover manual – The Bible.

I joined Margaret Feinberg in a challenge to read the entire Bible in 40 days.

I decided I could accomplish this goal if I listen on my iPhone with my You Version Bible. I like the man’s voice in the ESV Version. He brings the words to life.

He talks to me while I get ready in the morning, during breakfast, and on my commute to and from work. With 45 minutes of listening per day, I will have the entire Bible “read” by Easter Sunday.

That’s right! The whole enchilada.

If you want to join me, Margaret has created an easy to follow plan. Click HERE for the PDF.

How about you? What areas of your life need a little makeover? Share with me and we’ll pray together, linking arms as we work on areas that need some help.

And maybe I’ll send you some encouraging Scripture or a little note to help you along the way.

God Bless your heart!


Hey – I’d love for you to join me at our Northwest Christian Writer’s Association Writer’s Renewal Conference – May 17-18th. It is packed full of workshops and will be well worth your investment. Check it out at There is also a link to the left of my blog.