Posts tagged Joanna Branson

Damaged Strength

Ten days in the redneck, hillbilly town I spent my teen years in. What the hell was I thinking?!I left the town 33 years ago. I’ve been back to visit a grand whopping total of three times, yes, roughly once each decade since my escape. Thirty years away… not nearly long enough. I’m fearful of […]


Abundance in All Things

Read: Isaiah 54-55 I selected the word “abundance” as a focus for 2017 while reflecting on my financial reality and business resources. These two areas need a serious infusion of abundance. Then I read Isaiah 54-55, which cracked my heart and my mind wide open to the possibilities! God offers and promises His people abundance […]


I’m Sorry, I Promise!

Probably two of the most meaningless and misused words in the English language are “sorry” and “promise.” We want desperately to believe them when we hear them. We accept the apology and forgive. We accept the promise with renewed hope. Yet 99% of the time, they fall flat.   We know that if someone is […]


A Warrior-Strong Mindset, Part 1: Aisha

Months ago, I read a book by Sherry Jones about Muhammed’s youngest wife, Aisha. (The Jewel of Medina) It was a fictionalized account of a historical figure and her life which stirred up a lot of controversy in the Muslim community, controversy which I have NO interest in engaging. Let me be clear: no controversy […]


Core Desired Feeling: Abundance

Read Isaiah 54-55 I selected the word “abundance” while reflecting on my financial reality and business resources. These two areas need a serious infusion of abundance in 2016! Then I read Isaiah 54-55, which cracked my heart and my mind wide open to the possibilities! God offers and promises his people abundance in everything: children […]


Train Hard!

Recently I’ve been examining my own definition of strength as I write for this blog. I believe in my heart that true strength encompasses the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. As with everything else, “you are only as strong as your weakest link.” In recent years, my weakest link is my physical strength. I am […]


Destroy, in Order to Thrive

“How do you feel about destroying what must be destroyed in your life?”     ~Danielle LaPorte As I struggle to find my focus and purpose for this re-launch of my writing career, I am thinking a lot about what I must first let go of. The good news is, I have never gotten far […]


What is my Passion?

“Hello. Hello again…” Remember this 1980’s song by The Cars?  (Listen here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXpJ0bM5zbM ) That is what this blog is starting to feel like to me, and probably to you too, my dear pinballed readers. I know. I’ve been pinging around, up, down, and all over the place trying to land on a focus for this space. […]


Mission Stories: An Update

This will be a very short post. Because, frankly, there isn’t much to say. 🙁  Ihave begun the research of the missions in So. Cal. as those are the ones we are planning to visit and write stories for first. My parents are camping in Oceanside for the next month, and there just happens to […]


We’re baaaack!

Yep, took a month or so off and spent some time evaluating where we’re at and where we’re going here at Strong Minds Publishing. Our first love is YA LITERATURE! Woohoo! So the decision is to start some conversations that matter to young adults. Of course, many adults will also find the conversations interesting, but […]


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