A Week in Review 2/17/2019

Five years ago I realized that I was not as young as I though I was, I was not. This is not where I thought I would be at this stage in my life. I thought my writing career would be further along, I did think I wold be working at home, but I thought I would be earning more than I am currently.

However, I’m not making it a woe is me type situation. Although, well, that’s for another time and another blog. :

“May we never despise small beginnings

Instead, we can embrace the place God has us. We can serve faithfully & joyfully without clamoring or demanding for more.

Because our early days of preparation aren’t small. They’re necessary. And God’s ways and timing are always best.”

There are several parts of this verse that apply to my current situation and place in life. I just never thought that I would at this low level. I fell like I am experiencing the theme of the movie “Groundhog Day.”

In addition, I would like to say to anyone who feels that this is not the place they thought they would be at this stage in there life. This is one of the reason I chose increase as my word this year. Increase in all areas, especially in confidence in myself and position in life.

This is my thought for this week. Have a great week!!


Golem (GTN) Value Increase

Joshua 1:8-10 ESV

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” And Joshua commanded the officers of the people,


My word is increase.  This word is both a verb and a noun according to Google online definition:



  1. 1.

become or make greater in size, amount, intensity, or degree.

“car use is increasing at an alarming rate”

synonyms: grow, get bigger, get larger, become greater, enlarge, expand, swell; More



  1. 1.

an instance of growing or making greater.

“some increase in inflation” (2019)”

The first thought may be that I am looking for an increase in finances, I AM!.
However, I am also looking for:



















Let’s Salute the Week

3889857112_397a330fe5_oHappy Easter Everyone!

The cross in the middle is for Jesus and two thieves on either side.  All of should be like the one thief who asked and was granted forgiveness!




ar130660222030629The weather here in Colorado has been very interesting, normally April is the second snowiest month of the year.  Not really this year, but I will say that the soil is drinking in the all of the moisture it can get.

This week I will be posting several book reviews by a few of my favorite authors, I hope that you like them as much as I did.  Some of the books have been out for a few years, while others will be released in a few months.

In addition, I will be catching up with my social media skills and the writing skills.  I really appreciate the fact that the number of followers have been growing and declining over the past few months, it makes my heart warm.

It is Easter, the time that our Lord died so that we could be wiped clean and enter Heaven.  I hope everyone has a good week and great Easter!!!!

Battlefield of the Mind Bible: Renew Your Mind Through the Power of God’s Word. Amplified Version.

Featuring Notes and Commentary by Joyce Meyer


This is the amplified version of the Bible.  The book is essentially a study of God’s word featuring Joyce Meyer’s teaching notes that many of her fans will recognize from her teachings. This Bible also has some notes from her best-selling book The Battlefield of the Mind.

My Opinion and Rating 4.8

This is something that I have to say up front; do not get the e-book.  The reason is that the book is not as easy to maneuver around.  I have Joyce Meyer’s amplified Study Bible and Max Lucadoa’s NIV Study Bible.  I missed not being able to get from one chapter to the other easily.  In addition, I have other Bibles in the e-book format and they are easy to go from one area to another.   Other than that I really enjoy the book and plan on doing a study with the both the Battlefield of the Mind and the accompanying Study Bible.  I suggest that you all do the same!!

Let’s Salute the Week!

This past week has been productive, Yeah!

Sunday is a time to worship with my church community and make sure that I have listed all of my praises for the week.  I am grateful I have a job, I am grateful the internet is working.  I also realized that I need to pay more attention to the details of what I want to accomplish.  I am grateful for that realization.


This is section for all the problems for the year, believe me they have been some doozies.  However, I realized that I must be close to something in my writing/brand for the devil to be bringing out some negative forces.  I mean, we currently don’t have internet, but I am writing this post so that it is ready to process tomorrow.  The internet will either come on sometime today or it won’t.  If not, I will use my work internet or I will hope on the libraries internet.  One way or another I will get it posted.

Also, I will be upgrading to a new plan this week so that I can post a video on the blog.There will be some practice shots, so my regular followers can look for them on Wednesday, when the technician comes in to check on the internet.  I am really gmy-videooing to enhance it.  The book reviews I did and will complete are going to be posted within the iMovie and posted as a video at the beginning of Mystery Thriller Week.  I completed this process for a project during the time I was at school completing my Specialist degree in Educational Technology.  Look for that on February 12, 2017.

Finally, this week should be a relatively good week, now that I know it is the spiritual forces that are trying to get on my nerves.  I won’t let it bother me, whether it happens or not, well that remains to be seen.

We will all have a great week!!!

Let’s Salute the Week!

Salute the Week!!

The week has begun in a new month.  December is here and the holidays will beginning soon.  In addition, my family will not be together this holiday, for the first time and I am not sure how that will work out for all of us.

Yesterday I posted about Mystery Thriller Week and it received a lot of traffic.  Thank you everyone!!

This week will include some new reviews, one will be the connection an online Bible Study I am involved with P31 ministries.  I will be working on it this week, connecting with an author and establishing a podcast.  I would like to connect it to my blogs.

IN addition, this will the week that I will be exploring how authors are using technology to promote their work and produce their work using technology.

Hopefully it will be an interesting week!!  Let’s salute the week!

Salute to the Week!!

The week has begun!!!!wpid-wp-1432570750949.jpeg

I have been wrestling with how to do my job at school. I had applied for one job, offered another job, and when school started had to do another job. That makes three full-time jobs!


img_0222In the world of special education that is suicide; one of the reasons is that it opens a person up for not meeting service minutes for each s
tudent who has an individual education plan. I just wanted to make sure that I was able to work with the students.

Starting this week: I am back to my leadership role and my teaching role. Matt 28:17-18 reminds me that God is ultimately in charge. I need to begin each day with him and let him guide me and listen when someone is trying to hurt me. I also, need to remember that it isn’t all about me, THIS IS THE MAIN LESSON GOD IS TEACHING ME!



One of my followers, Benjamin Thomas, led me to this event that will happening in 2017. I have read over all of the information, joined the Facebook group and I really want to be involved. . So far I have seen a number of books that I want to read and review; I have seen a number of authors that I would like to get to know and a lot of information connected to the above picture, mysteries and thrillers, and all of the sub genres associated with these two main genres.

The Reader

I know that I don’t have a lot of followers.  People who regularly read my blog and comment on it.  I would like that, I really world, but I like to write.  When I was younger I used to read the columns in the paper.  Someday, I told myself, someday I would write a column and just like Erma Bombeck, people all of over the world would read my columns.  then they would read my books, they would read for advice on how to use technology in the classroom for children who needed extra help.  We all that assertive technology.  Readers would read about how to use technology to enhance their lessons and come back for more.  It would happen.

Really, it will happen.

Today I want to talk about my passions, I like to read (A LOT), I like to write, I like to read and write mysteries (women’s fiction, spiritual, devotions, children’s non fiction, children’s non fiction historical, professional books, cozy, series, some thrillers and futuristic I johnny-automatic-man-using-binoculars-2like to use different types of technology and I like to teach.  IN addition, I will show you curriculum that I like to design using technology, modifies for students with disabilities and items that special educators may find interesting.

Some people might say those are a  lot of passions, but I believe that God gave me all of those passions.  Now he is reminding me that I need to discipline myself and share my passions with other people. Also, safe to say I won’t be writing about all of them everyday, just some of them everyday.

He gave me a job as a special educator and special education coordinator where I currently teach at on a daily basis. Since I like to learn I will share what I learn with you and what I have already learned and how I use them.

He has reminded me of the path I want to take with my education.

He has reminded me how much I liked technology when I was a child.  A student in school I would help all of my teachers with their technology.  Only then we called it audio visual equipment.

As you read my blog, I will write about all of the above items.  I would like you to comment and let me know what you think. 

2015 Successes and Surprises

2015 was a very different kind of year for me.  The main reason that it was different was because of my word.  My word for this year was integrity.  I thought I had integrity, God showed me that I did not have the integrity a Christian should have in her daily life.

However, I did have some surprises and some successes.

Surprises for 2015

Getting paid to complete and present webinars

Looking for another job as a teacher.

Not getting my blog up and going

Successes for 2015

Completed a non fiction course


Joined two different writing group

Finish shed my specialist degree.

Getting a teaching job as as an AN teacher

Working with an online critique group.

Participated in writers group.

Attended in person writers get together on various subjects


Those are my surprises and successes for 2015.  There may be more, maybe.  This is year I will choose a different word; it will be discipline.  It has the word line in the word.  The work will help me “get right with God” and become a better steward of my gifts.


Netgalley Reviews

This is the website where I receive e-books for the privilege of reviewing them for more badges. I am not being sarcastic, I have really received some good books. I have also become acquainted with some new authors. These authors have also been really nice about contacting me. The publishers have had their marketing directors email me directly so that I can receive advanced news of advanced copies.

Now I realize how well they have held up their end and this is the year that I am a woman of integrity. I will get through these book and raise my book review rate to 80%,

Thanks Netgalley for all of the great books! I will become a great reviewer.

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