Thursday, September 1, 2011
Introduction to the Good Life
I’ve decided to change the focus of my blog to living the good life. This has nothing to do with being wealthy, popular, or gorgeous. It’s all about taking what you have and turning it into something sweet from a Christian worldview. As a novelist, I've found that most of my books have a sense of community and quality over quantity of life.
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psalm 16:11 (NIV)
My plans for this blog include ways to find time for regular worship—and not just on Sunday mornings. As we go through each day, we need to be cognizant of the Lord’s presence and acknowledge Him openly and with a humble spirit.
I’ll explore some of my other interests, including family, healthy meal ideas, general health, fitness, fashion, family budget, aging gracefully, home decorating, social events, party ideas, and saving money. I plan to show ideas and ways to work from home and tips for finding jobs. Of course, I don’t personally have all the answers, but I do have some friends who are experts in various fields, and I won’t hesitate to ask for advice that I can share on my blog.
Although everyone is different, there are some basic things most of us have in common—the need for acceptance, the desire for love, and hope for the future. The Lord has provided all these things. Living the good life means accepting the gifts He offers and making Him an integral part of your life. As a fiction writer, I explore the depths of human nature to create a story. On this blog, I hope to find ways to help people understand their real human needs and find true joy.
But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
Deuteronomy 7:8-9 (NIV)
I’m a wife, mother, and grandmother, and I love to brag about my family, so you’re likely to see some of that here—but I’ll try not to overdo it. As a published novelist and nonfiction writer, I do tons of research. I plan to share some of what I learn here. Of course, I’ll also announce my books as they’re released, and the themes of my stories will show up in some of my blog posts.
I look forward to sharing and hearing from people who follow my blog. If you have questions, ideas, or simply want to send me a private message, email me at DebbyMayne@gmail.com. If you have something to share, please post it here.