I Failed Many Times before I Succeeded– New Children’s Book Illustrator Shares Personal Journey

I’ve made some mistakes in my lifetime, but not all have been failures. After all, some of the best lessons learned have come when I messed up something that I put my heart into.

When Walking Becomes Total Body Resistance Training

Vern and I speed walked and jogged this evening before sunset. At the end of the pavement, where our road becomes gravel, we turned for the mile walk home and within seconds a strong head wind transformed our activity into something more like total body resistance training. The more I stick to my exercise commitment, … Continue reading When Walking Becomes Total Body Resistance Training

Another Opportunity to Trust Him for What I don’t See

How do we know where we are in our faith in the Lord if there's never difficulties to press through or mountains to climb? We are matured in the furnace, as well as in the high points along our individual journeys. Life with all its joys also has tribulation. Jesus said, "You believe (trust) in … Continue reading Another Opportunity to Trust Him for What I don’t See

When I Thought of Quitting, I Used My Secret Weapon

Like caulking that's squeezed into cracks along window and door frames, writing filled every available space, and I found that the miracle hour when creativity made its appearance came most nights between 8 o'clock p.m. and 2 o'clock a.m.--Pamela Koefoed Writing my memoir, JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness, was an extreme work of love, a … Continue reading When I Thought of Quitting, I Used My Secret Weapon

Five Steps to Help You Achieve Your Dream

My new book, JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness was a three-and-a-half year journey. Writing is a joyous experience for me, but it isn't something I do effortlessly. In fact, I compare writing a book to climbing a perilous mountain; both require preparation, tremendous perseverance, and fortitude. During the "JoyRide" expedition, I was faced with brain … Continue reading Five Steps to Help You Achieve Your Dream