List of Places to Leave Ratings and Reviews

I just realized that this blog/website does not yet have a list of places where readers can leave reviews of my books!  There is a list of where to buy them around the world, a list utilizing Smile.Amazon.com, etcetera, a partial list in the pullout tab on the side here …

Day 27 in The Waiting Room by T.C. Spellen – For thy Maker is thine husband

Isaiah 54:2-5  Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;  3  For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make …

Goal-setting. Revisiting an old Friend

I’ve run across this concept twice now in less than 24 hours!  When I was going to grade school, part of my education was spent in the ACE program.  ACE is short for Accelerated Christian Education.  It’s a great supervised self-study program that teaches the child not only the basics, …

Announcing the 19-day e-Course based on “Practical Thoughts on Becoming an Author”

We’re finally ready to launch Songdove Books e-Course on “Practical Thoughts on Becoming an Author”! This is a 19-day course that comes to you via your inbox once per day.  Most of the sessions are short, with a daily task to be completed at the end of each session.  Who …

Got a Moment? Time Spent With God versus the Western Civilized Rat Race

Recent discussions coupled with observations on Facebook and in the devotional I’m currently reviewing, have led to this morning’s feelings on relationship with Christ.  As I type this, I am just finishing up my morning devotional quiet time, and am still feeling my Lord’s arms around me.  This subject is …

The Book Marketing Challenge – Day 15 – Unexpected Validation

Some of you may know that I am currently taking a free course called The Book Marketing Challenge this month.  31 days of learning various aspects of book marketing and promotion.  The first week had been about building your platform, covering such things as having a Facebook author page, being …

The Illusive Concept of Rest – Day 19 in The Waiting Room by T.C. Spellen

Didn’t have time to do any journalling about today’s session till tonight, but it is well worth journalling about.  As I looked over the list of suggested activities for engaging in “me” time, I realized that one particular thread worked its way through all of them.  This was a list …

Day 18 of The Waiting Room by T.C. Spellen – First Major Strike

Today is one of bothersome dismay.  There is dismay that is passing, just a small concern or disappointment at something that a person said or did.  There is dismay that can lead to disillusionment, leaving the person totally aghast that someone could even think of saying or doing a certain …

Day 17 in The Waiting Room by T.C. Spellen – Living Simply

So many good and useful, not to mention actionable admonishments in this 31-day devotional by T.C. Spellen!  Yesterday she talked about de-cluttering your life and today she spoke of living simply. Clutter is something that can build up quickly and seemingly out of nowhere!  I know this first-hand because I …

Day 11 in The Waiting Room by T.C. Spellen – Praising God

Only one third of the way through this 31 daily devotional for single women, and I am loving Spellen’s encouragement!  My heart and my spirit rejoiced this morning when she expressed how praise and worship are not only amazing tools to bring us into the presence of God, but that …