The #1 Key To God’s Blessings for Success call

“I will bless you…and you will be a blessing.” – Genesis 12:12, NIV

Would you like God to bless you so much that you become a blessing to others?

Join me for my free call on Friday, August 14 at 10 a.m. Central Time (11 a.m. Eastern Time), The #1 Key to God’s Blessings for Success. 

Copyright 2015 Beth Jones
Copyright 2015 Beth Jones

 

This is also the re-launch of my eBook, Showers of Blessings: Affirmations for Christian Women Entreprenuers, which I wrote several years ago, but it will now be available for sale in ePub format for your Kindle at Amazon. I’m so excited about this, woot!

How do you like the newly designed, professional cover above?

If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle Reading app for your tablet, phone or computer (or laptop) here.

You can join me and other friends in the chat room here.

Here are the call-in details for the call, The #1 Key to God’s Blessings for Success:

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 98698

I’ll be giving away some prizes on this call if you are there, attending the live call. Be sure to tell your family and friends about this call, which will encourage and inspire you. God wants to bless you and see you succeed.

What do you think is holding you back from success? Leave your comments below.

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My new website theme

“She refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn’t boring.” ~ Zelda Fitzgerald, The Collected Writings

I don’t like being bored and seek to live a happy, fulfilling, productive, and spiritually fruitful life. This includes my speaking/writing business.

About once or twice a year, I become restless and want to change my website theme. A theme is the way your website looks. Think of it like clothes on a person’s body, the way you are dressed.

woman in bonjour shirt

Some people enjoy dressing up, like you’re going out for a night on the town. Other women, like me, are more comfortable in blue jean jackets and boots (I’m also a flip flop beach kind of girl). Whatever your preference, you have your own taste. So it is with websites.

Me, at Canterybury Hills vineyard with Ray in Jefferson City, MO
Me, in my blue jean jacket at Canterybury Hills vineyard with Ray in Jefferson City, MO

Last night I changed my WordPress website theme. It is called The Lucy Lou by AngieMakes. You can find out more by clicking here: Shop Angie Makes WordPress Themes!

I’ve tried to simplify my website for easier navigation for you. I removed a lot of the widgets from the right sidebar because I felt it looked too cluttered and was distracting.

I also removed some of the child pages from the menu at the top for the same reason. My speaking page, for example, has all the links you need on it to find out more about my speaking at women’s conferences and events.

Beth Jones, International Speaker/Author
Beth Jones, speaking at Aglow in Olathe, KS

Want to get to know me better or to find out more about my online business? You can find out more on my About page. I included a link on that page with my family pictures.

You can read my newest blog posts by either clicking on the heading Blog at the top of the page, or one of the 3 most recent blog post links on the right sidebar. (You can also sign up on the right sidebar, to get my new blog posts by email.)

Each blog post also has buttons to share the content on your favorite social media sites.

Be sure to visit my store here with my latest books or products.

The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes Amazon Best Seller http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VN77IXQ/
The Cinderella Story: The Power of Shoes
Amazon Best Seller
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VN77IXQ/

Want to stay connected? You can get my video, You Weren’t Created To Fit In, But To Stand Out, by signing up on my personal mailing list for my bi-monthly ezine.

You’ll get encouraging Scriptures, quotes, videos, and new updates about my upcoming speaking engagements and new books. As a subscriber, you’ll be the first to hear the news! Just sign up at the top of the page on the right-hand side. 

Are you an event planner or know someone who needs a speaker for their women’s conference or event? Or do you want to get in touch with me for any reason? Contact me here.

Dear friend, I’m so thankful that you are here. I appreciate you stopping by my website and my prayer and mission are to encourage you to become all that God created you to be, fulfilling your great purpose and using your gifts for Him.

You can connect with me on Facebook here and follow me on Twitter here.

I’d love to know what you think of the new theme! Just leave your comments below.

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Give all, give now

“Writing is its own reward.” – Henry Miller

I love to write. I’ve been writing since I was a child. In junior high school, I wrote in my diary about the “dreamy” blue-eyed boy, Gary, who I had a crush on or the kind of “modern” house I wanted to have when I grew up, how I loved my cat Tabby and how much I wanted a horse.

My dresser
My dresser where I wrote and hid my stories

I’d write fiction short stories, then hide them in my dresser drawer. My sister Maria would sneak into my bedroom, read them, and we’d fight, even though it should have been a compliment. I’d throw her Barbie doll, she’d scratch me with her long fingernails, and we’d both get into trouble by our parents. Today she is one of my biggest fans, for which I’m grateful. 

Today I’m the author of eight books, and am writing three more. The one I’m working on currently is my first fiction book, Storm Tossed.

Storm Tossed ecover Copyright 2015 Beth Jones www.BethJones.net
Storm Tossed ecover
Copyright 2015 Beth Jones www.BethJones.net

My husband Ray has been encouraging me a long time to write fiction. Since I’ve never written one before, it’s treading new water and a little scary. But he feels it will “stretch” me as a writer. 

I believe I’ll be writing books, articles, and blogs for the rest of my life. Annie Dillard wrote, “Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.”

No, I don’t want to hoard words. I couldn’t anyway. I have to write; it’s innate, an obsession and a compulsion.

Yeah, I can break up with writing, tell it that I’m just done and so over it, but eventually I come back. It’s like word crack.

fire
fire

I believe writing is a gift God has given me, a treasure, and it’s not for me or about me. As the prophet Jeremiah said, “his word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am worn out trying to hold it in! I can’t do it!”

Yes, a fire. At times the embers die, but when I fan them into flame, they ignite.

Words are a force and contain great power, like rocket fuel taking astronauts into an unexplored part of space like Mars-or like a 100-foot-wave tsunami that slams into a village, killing thousands. 

Sometimes the writing is powerful, stark, slices right through someone’s heart, making a deep but needed wound to impart truth that you don’t really want to hear. 

Other times, it bounces off the heart, like a neon-yellow, Wilson tennis ball. Flat. Boring. Inefficacious as wilted iceberg lettuce for a lunch salad. 

But still, I can’t imagine a life without writing. Writing is life. 

art-woman writing
art-woman writing

I’m participating in the writing contest: How Writing Has Positively Influenced My Life, hosted by Positive Writer.

Writing means freedom for me.

As I write, I learn about myself more. What I think, what I feel. What has happened in my life. And I heal more. Sometimes sharing my pain and struggles heals others, God’s grace droplets.

woman in rain
woman in rain

Writing gives me a brave, if shaking, voice when I feel so small and afraid. It empowers me to share my story. And others’ powerful stories.

Ultimately, writing is telling God’s story, through my hands. 

Use me
Use me

Hands open to receive and give life,encouragement, inspiration~and truth. Including what hurts, what angers, what violates, what seems just senseless.

Life is beautiful and sacred, but often very messy and gut-wrenching painful at times. We don’t understand it all. We can’t figure it out. 

Nor should we. That’s God’s job. Ultimately He’s in control in the driver’s seat. We have to trust Him, and know that no matter what has happened or will happen, He is good and has good plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11). 

woman writing on laptop in ocean
woman writing on laptop in ocean

But we as writers can write.

Writing helps us to get through life. Crying. Laughing. Coping. Overcoming. Inspiring.

Writing heals. Writing empowers.

Writing sets free. 

Writing is beautiful.

Writing is a precious gift, to be unwrapped, opened, and enjoyed by you, me, others, like a sweet red wine and a thick, juicy prime rib steak. Or like a newborn, innocent baby, whose smile just melts us. 

Don’t hoard your words. They matter too much. Give, give all, give now, as Annie Dillard wrote. 

Never stop. Keep writing. 

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