National Quilting Day-March 17, 2012

For the anniversary of National Quilting Day, the National Quilting Association has chosen this pattern, an Ohio star with a simple Mariner’s Compass center designed by Martha Ethridge, to share with your group or guild to use to celebrate National Quilting Day, March 17, 2012.

This link will take you to a page for a PDF download of this quilt block.

Sale During Read An E-book Week

Come help me celebrate E-book Week. The price of “Grow Old With Me,” 2011 Global Ebook Awards Finalist, is drastically reduced during Read an Ebook Week.

It’s discounted at Amazon. This link should take you to my book page.

It is available in all ereader formats from Smashwords. Enter coupon code REW75 at checkout to obtain their special discount. Follow the link to my book page.

Spread the word to your friends. Post the news on all your social websites. I want to show the truth of God’s love to as many people as possible.

Please consider writing a review on the ordering site or at your favorite book discussion site. These boost sales and give future buyers a better feel for the novel. It doesn’t have to be perfect prose. Just say, “I enjoyed reading this book.” If you want to say why you liked it, great. Oh, and those five star reviews works wonders for sales rankings. Hint, hint.

 A signed paperback version is waiting at my Store link. Those will be on Sale in the near future.

Happy Ebook Week.


I’m sorting and packing to prepare for demolition and remodeling. What do I keep? Are these dishes worth consigning or are they Goodwill bound?  Tough choices, but nothing like some we face each day. What hard choice are you facing today?

I’m emptying a closet so a damaged wall can be removed. Sorting through years of accumulated stuff isn’t fun. It brings to mind the years of stored excuses and worldly things I should dump at the foot of the cross so a loving Savior can offer forgiveness. Do you need to unload some burden today?
 Our daily lives become cluttered with the cares of the world. God understands. He wants to restore order to the chaos that sneaks in to crowd Him out.

I won’t fill all of my home remodeling posts with analogies for Christian living. These items struck me today as important words. So I’m sharing a bit of my internal and external clutter with a prayer that you can release part of yours to Christ.

Empty of the mess, stripped of their covering, these upper cabinets stand ready for demolition. Renewal awaits. The process won’t be easy as upheaval and inconvenience comes later this month. It’s worth the effort. Half of my home will get an uplift.Tossing earthly possessions is hard. Reaping the rewards of restoration and a newly redecorated home will be worth the effort.

Renewal of our souls means so much more. Are you ready to remove the doors that mask the junk and pain in your life? Are you ready to allow God to renovate? I’m praying about areas of my life that need to be revamped as I sort and clean the clutter from my house.

Share your needs with God. If you want to post ways He’s working in your life, leave a comment. Prayers for each other can bring strength and courage to face a huge challenge.