Wednesday, March 23, 2016


by Yvonne Lehman

Ever feel like you’re just “not in the game”?

Of course, although it’s not always easy to take it, the Bible gives us the right advice, such as we’re told in Philippians 4:6-7: “Don’t worry about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for a all he has done. If you do this you will experience God’ peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

Yes, I know it sounds wonderful. But if you’re like me and had the flu or some nasty bug for a week, being positive is not exactly easy. But let’s try anyway.
What to do when it sort of seems in vain:

FOCUS – Learn more about the craft. Forget failure. Strain toward a goal (work at it!)

DON’T WORRY – Pray. Define your needs. Be grateful for the positive (we learn most by the negative, generally!). Guard the heart and mind (never lose faith or hope)

BE POSITIVE – Praise God for blessings. Practice what you’ve learned and       keep practicing – the result is peace

LIVE HAPPILY – on almost nothing – or everything! Little or plenty

Verse 18 in Philippians 4, Paul says, “At the moment I have all I need—more than I need! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me…”

Anyone ever given you a gift?
Give a gift to someone – bless them – God will take care of us.

Pray that others who taught you will have their reward. Your time will come!

And if things aren’t working well right now. You don’t feel like writing. Read a good book.

Here’s one! It’s free right now on kindle.

Blessings! Yvonne

Yvonne Lehman is an award-winning, best-selling author
of more than 3,000,000 books in print, who founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years, is now director of the Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat. She mentors for the Christian Writers Guild. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from Western Carolina University and has taught English and Creative Writing on the college level. Her latest releases include eight ebooks for Barbour’s Truly Yours line and a Harlequin/Heartsong series set in Savannah GA: The Caretaker’s Son, Lessons in Love, Seeking Mr. Perfect, (released in March, August, & November 2013). Her 50th novel is Hearts that Survive – A Novel of the TITANIC


Vickie McDonough said...

Great advice, Yvonne. Thanks!

Miralee Ferrell said...

Just a quick comment on the 'free' status---it's only free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, not for general download. But it is priced very low for the quality and number of stories from best-selling authors. :-)