Are You Tired and Weary? & Tune In Thursday #29 Guest: Gayl Wright

Are You Tired and Weary? & Tune In Thursday #29 Guest: Gayl Wright

Tweet Well summer vacation is over and most people have begun to settle into the routine of fall, but here on the blog, we are extending summer just a little while longer as we have two more guests in the series: Summers Tune In Thursday Guest Blogs!  I hope Y’all, have enjoyed the guests we’ve had so far.  I have! Today’s guest is Gayl Wright.  I first met Gayl in 2015 in the hotel lobby at a bloggers conference in Greenville South Carolina.  We chatted and visited and was nice to connect a face with names I had been reading and seeing online. Can I just say, it is so much fun meeting online blogger friends in real life!  Anyway, I am excited for you to get to know Gayl as well.  She writes writes poetry, is often found participating in the 5-minute Friday community. Thank you Gayl, for sharing this encouragement with us today at Tune In Thursday.  I encourage you to leave comments below for Gayl, and don’t forget to link up your posts below. Enjoy and Blessings, Debbie      Gayl Wright makes her home in upstate South Carolina. Will soon celebrate 43rd wedding anniversary, mother of 7, grandmother of 14, she is a seeker of truth who looks for beauty in ordinary things. She tries to capture what she finds using her talents to encourage others and glorify God. She loves to explore new areas of creativity as she writes for her blog, composes poems, and dabbles in her art journal. Gayl writes at Words, Photos and Art Her Twitter handle is @GaylWright  ARE YOU...
September Guests Preview &Tune In Thursday #28

September Guests Preview &Tune In Thursday #28

Tweet Hello! I hope you been been blessed by our summer Tune In Thursday Guest Bloggers.  I sure have!  In case you missed any of Augusts: just click on the pictures below. I can’t believe it is September already! It’s the time of year when kids head back to school and people begin talking about fall, pumpkins, and football.  Fall is one of my favorite seasons as all the leaves change and the beauty of nature is on display…(also fall gets me closer to the holidays when my kids are home). Although in my house, my husband said I am not allowed to talk PSL(pumpkin Spice Latte’s) or decorate for fall until October. LOL  He’s not ready for summer to end just yet since we had a cold winter and a wet spring, and summer was delayed here in the PNW for a bit.  But shhhh…. don’t tell him, my mind is already racing with plans on how decorate the mantle and front porch this year for fall.  Besides, I can’t wait ’til October. I have to do it when I get a break while my manuscript is being reviewed and before it comes back for new revisions. (You can be sure to find pictures appearing on my Instagram @Dare2Hear when I do!) Click on the porch picture below to be taken to the post, and see all the pictures of what I did last year (2016):                                I would love to hear what you’ve been up to and what you are looking forward to in the months ahead?  Please share in the comments below. Did you enjoy...
Faithful to the End Vlog #48 Lessons from the Lake

Faithful to the End Vlog #48 Lessons from the Lake

Tweet Are you ever struck by the lyrics of the songs you sing during worship?  I am, especially when the Holy Spirit orchestrates the service and it fits so well with the sermon. God will often whisper to my heart during times and worship, and release His truth into me. Join me on Lessons from the Lake today and watch the video below, to see what God whispered to my heart recently, and don’t miss the blessing I speak over you at the end. I am God’s treasure and so are you!Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This     God is faithful to the very end to complete the promises He has for you and I.  It may not be in our timing, but in His. We must remember, we are safe within His promise of calling and destiny.  The truth isn’t what we do from 8-5 the truth is what we do with the plans and calling and destiny God has for us. Do you know what they are? Psalm 37:4-5 NIV says: Take delight in the Lord,     and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord;     trust in him and he will do this: Look to God for His plans and His Destiny for your life.  His word tells us that as we look to God, as we focus on Him, His desires become our desires.  His plan and His will becomes our hearts desires.   We are Heaven’s spun creation.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This I will #Sing about all #God has done.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This   Enjoy...
The Rainbow After the Storm & Tune In Thursday #27 Guest: Esther Dorotik

The Rainbow After the Storm & Tune In Thursday #27 Guest: Esther Dorotik

Tweet   I am so excited for this Summers Tune In Thursday Guest Blogs!  Y’all, are in for a special treat, as we have some very special guests joining us over the summer each week.   Today’s guest is Esther Dorotik.  I haven’t had the honor of meeting Esther in person, but from our interactions via the blogosphere, I know she is a woman full of grace.  She loves the Lord, has a passion for His Word, and she is an encourager at heart.  I love the beauty Esther has created on her blog, and her mission words resonate within me: “Chosen and Cherished, Encouragement for Living Life Abundantly.” Yes and Amen! Thank you Esther, for sharing your hope and encouragement with us today at Tune In Thursday.  I encourage you to leave comments below for Esther, and don’t forget to link up your posts below. Enjoy and Blessings, Debbie      Esther is a mama to two beautiful girls and a wife to an extremely supportive hubby. She’s a photographer and blogger. Most of her spare time is spent with her family or her nose in the Bible or a good book. blog – www.estherdorotik.net/blog Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/dorotik/ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/edorotik/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/chosencherished/     The Rainbow After the Storm: Finding Hope In The Midst of Hurt Guest Post by:  Esther Dorotik   The sun glistened on the fresh raindrops outside the car window.  Partially dry windshield wipers screech across the window clearing the rain from the brief mid-June shower.   As I lifted my heavy head from my hands and wiped the pool of tears from my eyes, there...
Chasing Your Dreams Vlog #47 Lessons from the Lake

Chasing Your Dreams Vlog #47 Lessons from the Lake

This post may contain affiliate links. Tweet I have been pursuing the dream God placed in my heart as a child.  Th dream to be a writer.  Not just a writer, but a published author. I wasn’t sure how or if or when it was going to happen, but last year that all changed, when I attended She Speaks.  I met an editor, she loved my stuff, and now I have signed a contract with Chosen. However, it hasn’t been an easy road getting here.  In some ways, it is a dream I almost gave up on, but God wouldn’t let me.  Recently while my book was in Beta testing, I took some time to read. What was the Book?  Watch todays video to see what book stirred me to keep chasing my dreams.   Don’t be afraid to chase your #dreams. Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This     Do you have a dream you have been running away from? Do you have a dream that you are chasing down? Do you need inspiration to find a dream worth chasing? Then I encourage you to check out Mark Batterson’s Books about chasing down your dreams, even when the odds seem against you.  The three books I mentioned in the video are listed below for your ease in finding them on amazon. Be a lion chaser.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This     Tweet Special Announcements: New Link up Party – Tune in Thursday’s is HERE – Join Me THIS Thursday, right here on debbiekitterman.com every Thursday! #TuneInThursday goes live each wek at 3 AM (PST) and...
Seeing Through A Glass Darkly & Tune In Thursday #26 Guest: Pam Ecrement

Seeing Through A Glass Darkly & Tune In Thursday #26 Guest: Pam Ecrement

Tweet Thank you everyone who emailed, and messaged to let me know my site was down over the last 4 days.  I did know right away when it happened, and it was a long 4 days praying for it to come back online. Just in time for the Linkup. I am so excited for this Summers Tune In Thursday Guest Blogs!  Y’all, are in for a special treat, as we have some very special guests joining us over the summer each week. Today’s guest is Pam Ecrement.  I love how Pam can unpack a topic and bring such wonderful insight.  I enjoy visiting her site to see all the beautiful images she has taken in her gallery too.  She is not only gifted with words, but she has a creative eye with photography as well.  Pam is currently working on the final edits of a book project herself (Boy do I know how that feels), so I am honored that she had the time to write a piece to share with us this week. Thank you Pam, for sharing your wisdom with us today at Tune In Thursday.  I encourage you to leave comments below for Pam, and don’t forget to link up your posts below. Enjoy and Blessings, Debbie    “Pam is a retired Marriage and Family Therapist, wife of more than 50 years, mother of two, and grandmother of six. Her passion (whether through words or photography) is to help others gain a glimpse of something about the Lord, themselves, or the world they may have missed and gain a deeper understanding of the Lord’s goodness and...
Seeking Peace in Busy August & Tune In Thursday #25 Guest: Sarah Geringer

Seeking Peace in Busy August & Tune In Thursday #25 Guest: Sarah Geringer

Tweet I am so excited for this Summers Tune In Thursday Guest Blogs!  Y’all, are in for a special treat, as we have some very special guests joining us over the summer each week.   Today’s guest is Sarah Geringer.  I love that Sarah is a big dreamer with God and she has taken bold steps of faith to get her towards those dreams.  If you missed her post last week on the “Power of Praying Big”  Go check it out.  She will challenge and motivate you as well.  Sarah has a heart for others to understand that no matter how busy their life is that they can still fit in time with God. Thank you Sarah, for sharing your heart and your battle plan for bringing peace to the month of August with us today at Tune In Thursday. I encourage you to leave comments below for Sarah, and don’t forget to link up your posts below. Enjoy and Blessings, Debbie    Sarah Geringer is the author of three self-published books and blogs regularly at sarahgeringer.com. She loves writing in the morning, reading in the afternoon, and enjoying family time in the evening. Sarah lives in her beloved home state of Missouri with her husband and three children. Follow Sarah on social media: Facebook         http://www.facebook.com/sarahgeringercreates Twitter            http://www.twitter.com/sarahgeringer Pinterest          http://www.pinterest.com/s105 Goodreads       http://www.goodreads.com/sarah_geringer   Seeking Peace in Busy August Guest Post by:  Sarah Geringer   August has long been a month of trials for me. As a child, I felt nervous about new faces and new teachers. As a high school student, I felt worried over social pressures....
Making God Known Vlog #46 Lessons from the Lake

Making God Known Vlog #46 Lessons from the Lake

Tweet It’s time for us to make God known today and throughout the generations for His faithfulness.   Let’s Make God’s #Faithfulness Known to others.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This   Join me today on the video blog to see what else I have to share about “Making God Known.”   What  are you declaring about #God today?Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This   Psalm 89:1-2 NIV says I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;     with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known     through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever,     that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.   #God is #Faithful and His #Love endures forever.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This   What legacy are you leaving for others?Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This   Tweet   Special Announcements: New Link up Party – Tune in Thursday’s is HERE – Join Me THIS Thursday, right here on debbiekitterman.com every Thursday! #TuneInThursday goes live each wek at 3 AM (PST) and runs through Sunday.  Mark your calendars and prepare to join me Thursday for the NEXT Tune In Thursday linkup! 2. Do you wonder if God still speaks today?  Do you wonder if He would ever speak to you personally?  Do you long to hear the voice of God in your life? Have your read other books on hearing from God, but long for hands on practical application? or are you looking for ways to  move you forward  hearing from God? If you answered YES to any of those questions, then I have exactly what you need.  I...
Lessons from a Baby Cardinal & Tune In Thursday #24 Guest: Ruth Campos

Lessons from a Baby Cardinal & Tune In Thursday #24 Guest: Ruth Campos

Tweet   SORRY EVERYONE – I lost internet all evening yesterday and was unable to get the link up before I went to bed.  Internet is back up and the link is online… However, there appears to be an issue I with inlinkz and it won’t allow me to have pictures only text links.  I will get that fixed as soon as I hear back from inlinkz.  So sorry for the confusion this morning, and THANK YOU for being a part of the #TUNEINTHURSDAY community. UPDATE:  Inlinkz fixed the picture link so there is now 2 links below… sorry for the technical issues this morning.  The first link should now be expired so you can use the 2nd link … for those who already linked up – feel free to add your link to the new one. I am so excited for this Summers Tune In Thursday Guest Blogs!  Y’all, are in for a special treat, as we have some very special guests joining us over the summer each week.   Today’s guest is Ruth Campos.  I love that Ruth has a desire to see people draw closer to the heart of Jesus.  If you visit her blog, you see she has a love for nature, and for Jesus.  You are in for a treat today as she shares how God showed her something in nature, and connected it to a spiritual truth. Thank you Ruth, for sharing your passion for nature and your desire to draw us nearer to Jesus today at Tune In Thursday.  I encourage you to leave comments below for Ruth, and don’t forget to...
August Guest Line Up & Tune in Thursday #23

August Guest Line Up & Tune in Thursday #23

Tweet Hello! I hope you been been blessed by our summer Tune In Thursday Guest Bloggers.  I sure have!  In case you missed any of them just click on the pictures below. I can’t believe it is August already!  Wow time sure has flown by.  Have you been enjoying your summer? It has been unusually warm here in the PNW and we are supposed to get into the 100’s this week.  For some parts of the country that is normal, but not for WA State. Although my summer has been busy with rewrites, and working with my editor.  I have had some fun things mixed.  I celebrated a birthday, went to my husbands 30-year class reunion, but had to miss mine. (I know I am showing my age LOL).  I finally had a few days with no writing, while waiting for edits to come back and got a chance to finish a fiction book someone gave me for Christmas 2 years ago. August is gearing up to be just as busy:  My hubby and I will celebrate 28 years of marriage. I am nearing the time for beta testing, with my book. Yahoo!   I should also get a sneak peek soon of the publishers cover design – Will you join me in prayer for it to be God inspired?  Thanks.  Plus lots of unplanned adventures that I am sure will find me as well. I would love to hear what you have been up to, or what you have planned for the rest of this summer. Please share with me in the comments below.   I don’t have...