Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Green Eyed Monster

Don't let the Green Eyed Monster bite you!

Have you ever been bitten by the jealousy bug a.k.a. the Green Eyed Monster? We have all been there! Read this post from literary agent Rachelle Gardner...great post!

(click on link above)

If you ever feel like the Green Eyed Monster is about to bite, remember...

A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body,
but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones.
--Proverbs 14:30 (AMP)

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Bible Verse ~ Sunday, Jan 29th

New Bible verse posted as of Sunday, January 29th...Have a great week!

Psalm 42:11 (ESV)

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise my salvation and my God. 

God Bless!
T Denise Clary


Thursday, January 26, 2012

My First Magazine Publication Interview!

Just wanted to share some exciting news...

I was contacted yesterday by one of the editors for Katy Christian Magazine (a local publication in my area) to be featured in an upcoming article for their April/May issue. The article will feature me as an up-and-coming author and showcase my eBooks.

I am super excited!!!! This will be my very first publication interview! I thank the Lord for this opportunity and only pray that He will continue to use me as I continue to spread His Word through my books and online web presence. 


God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Jump-Start Your Dreams" by Joyce Meyer

The following message is from Joyce Meyer, day 2 of her, 'Daily Devotional-Promises for Your Everyday Life' that I started the other day. In the message below, Joyce Meyer talks about jump-starting your dreams and references bible verse Proverbs 29:18. Such a great message, couldn't help but share!

God Bless!
T Denise Clary
Where there is no vision, the people perish:
but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18

Jump- Start Your Dreams
By Joyce Meyer

"What is the dream that God's placed in your heart? I'm not asking if you have one, I already know it's there because God gives all of us dreams.

I've seen people do all kinds of things to their dreams. Some people bury them so deep in their hearts in order to protect them from the criticism of others. Some people set them out of sight so they don't have to think about them anymore. And some people finally just give up on their dreams because it hurts too much to hold on.

If your dream needs a jump-start, there are two things I want you to remember. First, you need to get a vision that's clear. And second, you must keep your vision in front of you at all times.

But having a vision doesn't mean that it will instantly appear. God's as interested in the process of vision as He is in the end result.

The apostle Paul said in Philippians 4:11-13 that he had learned how to be content and satisfied to the point where he was not disturbed by whatever state he was in. In other words, he never allowed himself to get upset with where he was at the moment, he was always looking forward to where he could be.

That means you, like Paul, need to find a balance between contentment and ambition. Here's the key: Learn to enjoy where you are on the way to where you're going.

When you have a dream or a vision, you have to keep it in front of you. If it helps, write it down. And remember, God will help you live the dream He's given you, step-by-step, one day at a time.

Prayer Starter: Jesus, even though I don't always feel like it and life tries to get me to quit, I believe You have a great plan for my life. I choose to trust You to help me live the dream You've given me more than I trust my circumstances."
-- Joyce Meyer


Monday, January 23, 2012

Writing Contest for Self-Pub Authors ~ Writer's Digest

If you are a self-published author and interested in entering your FABULOUS BOOK in the Writer's Digest annual writing book award contest, please click on the link below for more details and entry guidelines.

Good Luck & God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Bible Verse ~ Sunday, Jan 22nd

New Bible verse posted as of Sunday, January 22nd...Have a great week!

Isaiah 52:7 (NIV)

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Bible Verse ~ Sunday, Jan 15th

New Bible verse posted as of Sunday, January 15th...Have a great week!

Psalm 27:1 (NIV)

The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Addiction to Online Social Media Sites vs. My Writing -- Which One Will Prevail in 2012?

2012 is the year that I told myself I would get back to writing more, and less blogging, tweeting, and facebooking...

Well I'm definitely off to a rough start. Let's see. What have I accomplished thus far...

Writer (me) in deep thought,
"Where's my computer??
...I need a fix"
As far as my online presence --
In the past 10 days (since 2012 began), I have been doing a lot of blogging (or should I say visiting other blogs), tweeting, and facebooking. Also, communicating with others through various online sites and threads. Visiting other blogs (I think I mentioned that already) and websites. Well, not surprising! Online social media is so addicting!!

As far as my writing is concerned --
I haven't done much in these past 10 days. Quite frankly, I haven't done much writing since I began this blog, joined Twitter, and created a facebook page for my books! I have spent the past several months trying to market my books and simply get the word out.  I have completely neglected what I was passionate about...WRITING!

Blogging, tweeting, facebooking, and other online quirks are so addictive that I liken it to a drug, at least for me! And I can't say that I don't enjoy the marketing aspect of writing, I absolutely love it!! However, I can recall when I had that same 'addictive' behavior and love for writing children's books.

So my plan is to get back to writing!! I'm not abandoning my online presence, but just stepping back a little to concentrate more on writing. I'll still be blogging and floating around in the digital world, but hopefully not as much!  We'll see...I have a feeling this will need some God given will-power and prayer to pry me away from online social media sites! LOL!!!!!  But at least I know I am capable of turning away. I found this Bible verse to remind me of such;

"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." -- 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)

Yes Lord!!! I will need LOTS of ways out!! LOL :-))

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Bible Verse ~ Sunday, Jan 8th

New Bible verse posted as of Sunday, January 8th...Have a great week!

Romans 12:16 (NIV)

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with  people of low position. Do not be conceited.

God Bless!
T Denise Clary

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Bible Verse ~ Sunday, Jan 1st


First Bible verse of the 2012 NEW YEAR, Sunday, January 1st...Have an awesome week!

Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

God Bless!
T Denise Clary