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Hope Ignited Facebook event starts Monday, March 8!

Hope Ignited event

Tomorrow to celebrate International Women’s Day, my lovely Canadian friend and biz peer Doreen Penner is hosting a virtual event on Facebook, Hope Ignited: Empowering Women to Rise Up! I am so excited and honored to be among the lineup of speakers for this event!

It is a full day of inspiration and encouragement. On pre-recorded Zoom videos, the six speakers are sharing their stories, wisdom, experience, and action steps.

It begins tomorrow, Monday, March 8, and lasts until Friday, March 12, to give you time to view the videos and join us. The event page is here. 

Bring your hot coffee or your fave cold drink, a journal and a pen to take notes, and mingle with the speakers on the event page here. Leave your comments and feel free to ask Doreen and the speakers any questions.

I’d love to connect with you there and I pray this event uplifts you. Please share and invite a family member or friend who needs HOPE, inspiration, and encouragement! Each speaker will have a different topic. It’s going to be fun!

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Do you have a “one word” yet for 2021? Here is mine.


Do you have a “one word” yet for 2021? I started doing this a few years ago, to set a “theme” and a focus for the whole year, instead of making New Year’s resolutions (which were usually broken before January was over!). 

It seems the “one word” comes as I’m just going about my day, doing routine things or praying. I ask God for the word that HE desires for me. I’m always tested on the word by God!

Photo Source: Arisa Cattusa.

At the end of December 2019, I received the word, “hope,” for 2020. At the time I didn’t understand why God gave me that specific word. Now I get it, looking back over the crazy, chaotic, fearful year of 2020. Every day, I needed to have hope in Jesus!

As I’ve been praying the last few days to prepare for 2021, I’ve received an impression or what I call “a nudge from God” of the word “steward.” It is a serious word. 

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I finished the first draft of my next book during Writing Week Challenge!

Metamorphosis: Transformed From Despair to Hope

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1, NKJV)

This past week I joined my writing coach Shelley Hitz’s 7-Day Writing Week challenge, and I completed the first draft of my new book, Metamorphosis: Transformed From Despair to Hope.

If you are struggling to have hope and faith in the midst of your difficult situation, whether it’s your marriage, problems with your kids, financial struggles, issues at work, health challenges, ministry or career obstacles, this book will encourage you that with Jesus Christ, there is always hope.


I hired the graphic designer to create the cover, did multiple edits, and the only thing I have left to do is hire the formatter to get it formatted for your Kindle–then upload it to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) at Amazon.

You can see the new cover in the picture at the top of this page. I chose the image for it at Lightstock and my graphic designer, pro_ebookcovers, at Fiverr did a beautiful job on the cover!

When it is live at Amazon, I’ll let you know! If you aren’t already on my mailing list here at, be sure to sign up today at the top of the page on the right hand side with your name and email address, and get your free gift!

I feel a great sense of accomplishment about this book as it’s the last book God told me to write. I know I’ll be writing books for the rest of my life, but I feel good about obeying what God told me to do.

I also want to share with you the message that no matter what your circumstances, you can have hope. For with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)