Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Today's the Big Day!


It's the last day for a while that you can pick up an ebook copy of Conquering Your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones for FREE!

Have you done it yet?

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It's been a great ride this time around. Thank you to all of you who have been on the ride with me and have downloaded the book. Reviews are ALWAYS appreciated.


One more review!

Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2015

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I recently became acquainted with author Kathryn Elizabeth Jones. In the short time I have known her, Kathryn has restored my faith that there are good people who write wholesome work with a message that will resonate with every reader.

Upon reading the first few paragraphs of Jones’ book, Conquering Your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones, I knew immediately that I would like it. Kathryn has a natural ease in her writing that invites you to sit back and savor each word. In this story we follow Virginia, a young woman who is forced, by the loss of her job, to face life-changing challenges. Unsuspecting and sometimes questioning, Virginia meets God as an unpretentious who guides her along a journey to find her strengths and accept disappointments.

Conquering Your Goliaths teaches the moral and spiritual lessons of the five stones of David. There is a message for everyone in this book and one that can be shared with the entire family.

Monday, February 14, 2022


Sending lots of love your way!

Conquering Your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones is FREE through tomorrow only! So if you haven't gotten a chance to pick up an ebook copy, now's the time!

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Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2015

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What a great book to read and re-read. Do you know the war room movie? or book? It's closet time, and just listen, trust, be optimistic, be consistent, and have tenacity in your purse, which are the stones that David used in dealing with Goliath. It's a great story in learning about how these stones get her through troubled times. We will have troubles in this world, but be of good cheer, the Lord has overcome them.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Friday, February 11, 2022

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

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Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2014
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Do you have a Goliath in your life?
A problem or situation that is bigger than you and more daunting than you have strength to handle?

Do you struggle with insecurities or worries?
Then think about David...

David slew Goliath with a few simple stones...

Read this story of Ms. Virginia Bean who needs help with her very personal problem of being laid off and not being able to find another job.

As she talks with a man in a fisherman's hat he gives her the gift of 5 stones...

Each stone represents an aspect that will help her in her journey.

Those 5 stones represent:

Walk with Virginia as she carries her stones, sometimes dropping them, sometimes losing them, and sometimes even forgetting them.

Learn that "things are not always as they appear."

We each have within our capacity the access to these same stones...stones that will help us conquer our own Goliaths.

A GREAT reminder of what matters most and how to solve our individual struggles.

This book is WONDERFUL!

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Love It or Lose It

Recently I have been caught in the decorating curve and have loved watching the show "Love It or List It". After a remodel of a home, a couple decides whether to love it or list it and buy another.

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The phrase got me thinking. How would this phrase help me with writing?

Remember the saying by Marie Kondo, the famous Japanese organizing guru who says when thinking about keeping or giving something away; Does the item “Spark Joy”?

This makes me think of writing and getting the best results. Borrowing from the first show, I think I would name the slogan for writers: “Love it or Lose it”.

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After writing, whether your book is a short story, a nonfiction piece, or a novel; whatever you are working on that’s in the editing phase, it is paramount that you are cautious about what you leave in and take out of your manuscript.

The story or information as a whole must of course be more than appreciated. It must do something to your psyche. It must get you to thinking. It must change your mind about something you thought you knew. It must bring you joy. If nothing else, you will feel rewarded for having spent the time writing it. If you don’t honestly love what you’ve created; if you have heavy doubts about its quality or tone, or something about it just doesn’t feel right, you might consider losing it.

I have a book that was written many years ago. I think the plot is good, but every time I read it, the scenes just don’t mesh, and every time I finish the book having made corrections, I don’t love it. It’s still packed away. I may forever lose it.

Getting to the nitty-gritty; every sentence and paragraph needs to support the main idea. This is especially important if you are working on a children’s book or a short story. The shorter the material, the more important it is to write tight.  

Nonfiction also falls into this realm, especially if you’re working on an article. While a book gives room for flowery detail, a short ‘anything’ must be tightened until every last word counts toward the main idea. If it doesn’t’; if it is a great sentence or paragraph that is beautifully done but doesn’t fit with the main idea, lose it.

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Getting others to read your work in the editing phase helps you to love or lose the right things, especially if the reader is someone whom you can trust with an honest opinion. Get many of these honest opinions and you will find that your writing improves.

Something we all want.