"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen


I Believe

Saw Kristen do this at {dancing} in the margins, and thought it looked like fun to do :) Thanks for indulging me.
I believe that my daughter is the cutest girl to ever walk on two legs.

I believe that I never appreciated a nice day until I moved from Southern California to Michigan.

I believe that there's nothing like a real girlfriend--and the more you have, the better.

I believe that very little is cozier than flannel sheets and an electric blanket.

I believe that at least 300 trees were cut down to produce all the holiday catalogs I've already received in the mail this season.

I believe that nobody on earth is better fit to be my earthly husband than the man who IS my earthly husband.

I believe that once a slinky is ruined, you might as well take a picture and write a blog about it.

I believe that the answer to every question I could ever ask is in one Book.

I believe that no matter how uncomfortable they are, mammograms are worth it.

I believe that old habits are hard, though not impossible, to break.

I believe that I was born to write.

I believe that kids can use the silliest, and simplest, things to keep themselves amused.

I believe that adults have a lot to learn from kids (see above!).

I believe that every moment of my life--even the ones during the 31+ years I was unsaved--were crucial to making me the believing woman I am today.

I believe there are no such things as coincidences: only "God-incidences."

I believe that the Internet is an amazing place, with the potential for amazing good, AND amazing harm.

I believe that many Christians miss the richness of the Old Testament.

I believe that I have a home in heaven waiting for me.

I believe that nothing can separate me from the love of Christ.

I believe that God's timing is perfect (though I don't always act like I believe it!).

I believe that not a moment of life is wasted--from a Heavenly perspective.

I believe that My Messiah has come.

I believe that you can never spend too much time in God's Word.

I believe prayer is a habit well worth developing.

I believe that everything I do has the potential to be a blessing, or a curse, to someone.

I believe that I need to get off this computer and pick up my son and his friend from school :D


  1. Wow! I believe this was a GREAT post! Wow! And I also believe that you are a wonderful friend. And I love you soo very much!

  2. I am so glad you played along -- I was hoping people would catch the "I Believe" bug. Love it.

    And I see I made a "tag" on your blog.

    The ultimate of honors. ; )

  3. I believe...this was a very enjoyable post!

  4. I believe you are as beautiful on the inside as I thought you were...

  5. Beautiful, Jo. You touched my heart with this simple list of beliefs...truly lovely.

  6. I believe you *were* born to write! Loved this!


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