In January I noticed a gland under my jaw would swell each time I ate my favorite snack: apples and peanut butter. My grandmother was deathly allergic to peanuts so I wondered if I was developing a peanut allergy.
In March I went to a specialist about an ongoing sinus infection. While there, I mentioned my swollen salivary gland. The nurse practitioner quickly called in Dr. Prestridge.
He discovered I had a clogged submandibular salivary gland. Peanuts were not the problem.
Usually a swollen salivary Read more [...]
How do we tell our story without divulging the sin of others? When writing, how can I be honest without throwing my family under the bus?
Here are my thoughts on writing honestly about past hurts. Read more [...]
Branding. What is it?
I’ve read and heard a bunch about “Brands” but didn’t know what that meant. It sounds complicated, but I don’t think it has to be. In this article I share what I've learned about brands and platforms. Read more [...]
I've been learning about Pinterest. And I'm sharing what I'm learning in hopes it will help others. I'm not an expert by any measurement.
I had a few readers tell me I should be on Pinterest. It would help get my blog articles "out there." Pinterest would allow more people to hear what I have to say.
So I opened an account and began pinning.
I also began reading articles about Pinterest. I wanted to learn more about it.
It seems many of the articles are all about getting traffic on your boards. Read more [...]
In blogger groups the question comes up fairly regularly -- How did you get your book published?
Invariably someone who has at least one book published answers. Someone who's been there, done that. Often someone with a website and "branded" accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. They've done all the things they recommend, and it's worked for them.
The author who answers will sometimes have a service she sells helping others get published, or maybe a book on the subject of publishing. Read more [...]
We've been married more than 33 years.
Seven children. Five states. Ten houses. Many jobs, too many to remember.
We've been through some tough times and a few tragedies.
But we love each other and enjoy spending time together.
On Facebook I often post Today's Ron Quote. Here is the one I posted tonight.
TODAY'S RON QUOTE
At Market Street, getting something for dinner. Ron picked up a spinach & feta quiche.
Ron: My first wife used to make quiche all the Read more [...]
Jennie Faith Allen, author of Stuck and other great studies, founder of IF gatherings, asked if I had read "bird by bird" last week. I ordered it. It arrived while I was out of town. I began reading it tonight. I am not even through the intro.
O M G!!
Her thoughts! Her sentences! Her words! Her style! I'm loving it!
This paragraph! The one in the picture!
I've been saying for a year I'm not a writer, though I have two books on Amazon and a thriving blog. PMI is publishing a book they Read more [...]
Some of you may have noticed that I haven't been posting on my blog much. I also haven't been reading any other blogs.
Why? Glad you asked!
Last May I was in Chattanooga for an in depth study of James at Precept Ministries International. Turns out the man in charge of all of their publications read my book My Journey through Grief into Grace. He gave it to their editor to read. They decided they liked my writing.
Pete Delacy - if you've done any Precept studies, you may recognize the Read more [...]