Sep 20, 2017

Encouragement Along the Way

Pastor Lisa Shaw with my book
I have blogged for over 10 years and during that time I have met some lovely ladies who over time I have come to call friends. One of them is Pastor Lisa Shaw. She is the author, speaker and a Certified Personal & Executive Coach. She has a heart for women in every age and stage in life and encourages them to soar and not give up on their dreams. She is one of my blogging friends who has encouraged my blogging and writing journey. She has also given me the opportunity to write for her blog.

 Pastor Lisa is one of the persons who encouraged me to complete, BecomingHis Dream Girl. Though she never saw my manuscript she believed that since it was something that I was passionate about, it was worth seeing through to completion. She encouraged me to set goals for each step of my book and then checked to see if I had completed them.

There was a time I told her my book was finished (in my defense I truly thought it was). Her reply was a series of questions… Did you write your, about the author, your acknowledgement and dedication? What about your cover design? Did you choose a photo for your back cover? What about your, back cover summary…? My answer since I had not done any of these things was a bashful, “I guess I’m not as finished as I thought I was. So, it was back to work. However, I honestly found it so much easier to work with clear deadlines and goals.

This journey of publishing my first book has taught me so much and I'm so grateful for the encouragement and help of friends along the way.

Do you have people who encourage you and cheer you on in your life? 

 Trusting Him,


Updated to add photo.


  1. I do have people who encourage me. It's the next step that stumps me, it's putting action to what they encourage me to do. My family keep asking me to write about our, my husband and my life. It's been a journey with more stories in it that I think that is what I get boggled down in, too much. So I would appreciate your prayers as I draw all the little details I have written down through the years and put it together with God's help.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Betty. I'm happy that you have people in your life to encourage you. It does make a difference. I'll be praying for you that you will be able to put your details together and get your story published. I'm sure it's lovely one if your family is encouraging your to write it. (If you're interested in coaching, Lisa Shaw is an excellent coach.)


Thank you for dropping by. Do leave a note so I can return the compliment.