"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


Finds for Fridays: April 1 (and Jewels of Encouragement)

I'm over at Jewels of Encouragement today, with a post about what God wants from us. Stop by!

And now to the REAL issue :)


Finds for Fridays is my way of sharing some of the wonderful blogs posts I read each week. I am currently following over 100 blogs and at least scan them as much as I can.  Each week, I'll note and "set aside" some posts that especially speak to me for whatever reason. And each Friday that I am able, I'll share them with you. I hope you'll stop by and read the posts, and maybe even follow the blogs if you aren't already. A win-win, right?

And now...here they are!

Lending a Hand by Lynda Schultz at Grains of Sand (about helping the needy)

Don't Let the One Get You Down By C. Hope Clark at her blog (about negative comments and not letting them bother you.)

Rethinking Love By Christy McGraw at Critty Joy (about what love really is)

Why "No" Comes Quickly... By Rachelle Gardner at Rants and Ramblings (about the inside of an acquisition editor/agent's head - sorta)

I've Perfected the Pout by Tricia Goyer at It's Real Life (about agreement in marriage)

Thanks for reading these. Be sure to check these posts out. They're awesome :)

Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence


  1. I always feel so honored when you feature something I wrote. I consider it such a compliment coming from you. Going to check out the other links...I always enjoy your finds!

  2. Thank you, Joanne. I appreciate the good word.

  3. Thanks for these, Joanne. Gonna check them out!


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