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I’m Back!


Did you miss me? I’m quite embarrassed that this is my first post in 2019 and it’s already the end of May. For shame!

I may have been away a long time, but I’ve been up to something good! Drum roll please!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733908102I finally published my first book! WhooHoo! Streamers and noise makers!

Announcing “Are You Ready? The story of a runaway girl and a persistent God.” It’s my memoir and even if you’re not Christian, I think it will appeal to you because it’s just a good story (if I do say so myself!).

But I’m not the only one! It’s already received six 5-star reviews and I couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s taken me a long time to write . . . as a reader of my blog you know that two of the years had me battling cancer and I just couldn’t write when I was on chemo or taking radiation. I was much too weak.

But now I’m doing well, although not completely out of the woods yet, and I wanted you to know that the book was available in paperback and on Kindle on Amazon. If you’re so inclined, just click the cover above and you’ll be transported to the right page. I’d love it, if after you read it, if you’d leave an honest review of what you thought. I can’t wait to hear what you say. I really think you’ll like it!

Love in the meantime . . .


PS: if you’re in another country (United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy or Japan) you can purchase it on your Amazon pages. And the Kindle version is available in those and even more countries (Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, and India).


Y’all remember that I belong to this awesome group of individuals making their dreams come true at #30days of Hustle?  Well today’s guest blogger does too and I asked Jill if she could share a little something with my readers because you’ve been so patient with me while writing on the manuscript.  Please enjoy!

God is NOT a dishwasher



Jill’s Diswasher

This is my dishwasher. My house was built in 2000. So it’s 14 years old respectfully.

A few weeks ago, it stopped working.

I have been hand washing dishes.


Yesterday afternoon, as I was washing dishes, something came to me.

When the dishwasher worked, I had to rinse off dishes, wash out some dishes, and even let some soak in dish liquid.

The dishwasher doesn’t scrub, ya know.

Hand washing is just that … washing.

I thought about so many people who think they have to be “cleaned up” before they give their life to God. Just like what we do before we put dishes in the dishwasher.

The truth is, God accepts us just as we are.

You do not have to “get your life right”, “be good enough”, or “straightened out” on your own.

Romans 5: 8 says, “But God demonstrates His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

When you give your life to God, the Holy Spirit comes in and He will guide you and help you navigate through stuff.

You cuss too much? So what?

You drink? So what?

Nothing you can do will make God love you any less. Just like nothing you do will make Him love you anymore either.

God isn’t a dishwasher. He doesn’t need you rinsed off first.


Meet the Blogger:  Jill Barlow is a mom, an administrative assistant, and a writer. Divorced after a lengthy marriage, she started finding God in her every-day life.  Jill says, “God really cares and is interested in talking to us through the little things.  Showing people His love and character in a way they might not have ever experienced is my passion.”  You can find Jill at her blog Coffee with Snoopy at http://coffeewithsnoopy.blogspot.com on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jill.p.barlow and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JillPateBarlow

Guest Post: God is Not a Dishwasher