What are you hoping for?

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Do you have high hopes this year? I'm sure Seattle fans hoped their team would go to the Super Bowl. What an amazing game.

What about all the people trying out for American Idol? They have high hopes despite stiff competition.

Asbury University's Mens' Tennis team hopes to go to their national tournament. (I hope they make it too.)

I have a younger brother, and I read stories to him when he was too little to read. I also wrote stories and songs. Then as a teenager I remember telling my mother we should write a book. After high school I decided to go for a practical degree. I tried accounting and teaching and finally decided to go into pharmacy. I put away my dreams to get a degree and pursue a career that I've enjoyed.

But deep down, the dream of writing never left.

A few years ago Brandilyn Collins encouraged my dream, but she warned me that it takes an average of ten years for an author to get published. TEN YEARS!

I haven't hit the ten year mark yet, but through the journey I've encountered some great encouragers. The biggest supporter of my dreams, is my husband. Tim has put up with soup and crackers for dinner many nights. Our house could be cleaner, and he helps with the laundry. He's amazing with his support.

He's also taken up golf. He never has to worry about me getting upset when he wants to go play golf with the guys because he knows I'll use the time to write.

Here's a picture of Tim with three of his closest friends. They are always ready to hit the links.

I'll continue to write and learn more about my craft and trust in God that my writing will one day bring him glory.