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I Need to Write More

Well, it’s March 25. Man where has the time gone?

While the time has been going – where I don’ t really know – what has NOT been going are my blog posts. It’s so hard to write sometimes, and especially as a writer. I wonder if people in other trades have the same problem. Do chefs go home and make dinner for the family? Does a painter make sure his house and all of his walls are crisp and fresh in paint? Probably not. Or at least, I’m going to choose not to think so in order to feel better.

Anyways, all of that to say sorry for not writing more. I’ve got about a million ideas swirling around in my head about what could-be blog posts. Not to mention there’s a new opportunity to write for a devotional book again. Oh – and I really want to write a book about my cancer-infertility-adoption story this year. But you know – yeah.

However, I was encouraged and challenged yesterday by a book that I’m reading right now. It’s my first “I’m a Mom Now” book – meaning it has “mom” in the title. A whole new experience for me that’s a whole new blog post – BUT – my point is that the book has challenged me. It’s challenged me because it recognized that as a mama of a young kiddo, life is BUSY. However, as busy as we are, we must make time to exercise our God-given gifts and talents for His glory. We have to make time for us, make time for Him, and make time to exercise our gifts.

I’ve been writing a lot for my freelance copywriting business lately, but not for my personal benefit – nor the enrichment of others. The book was great for me to read yesterday, as it’s given me a new challenge to get back in the game. It’s harder now than ever, but I have to make the time to write. I think it’s why I’m still here. And by golly, I am going to make the most of this.

March 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm 2 comments

Semicolon Communications

So as you might be able to tell, I’ve just run with this whole “semicolon” thing.

The nice thing for me is that since I’m a blogger and a writer – it works. For those who have no idea who I am, they think I’m obsessed with the semicolon – like my friend Ditty. 🙂

But for those of you who know me, you know exactly where it comes from. Oh – as well as the nice teller at the bank who nicely asked the origin of my (weird!) business name.

So as I was trying to come up with a name for my small business last spring, this was a natural fit. I used “communications” to house all the different types of things I do and felt the “semicolon brand” best personified who I am, and my driving force for try new things – like building up a random freelance business!

I can’t really say anything except that God is good to me, and His plans are way better than mine. What started as a small way to start making a few extra dollars last year has become somewhat of a growing business! I’m finding my business is growing, as well as my client and to-do list!  Of course, all of this growth has been on the heels of our adoption – so the extra money certainly has helped our endeavors!

As I really began to get going with Semicolon Communications, God put Midwest GI in my path as my first big client – and then followed a connection with Amy Driver, owner of DA Designing. Partnering with Amy this past year has allowed me to expand my portfolio, become an official “freelance copy writer” and meet some more awesome connections, like Rob from Turn The Page Marketing who’s hired me as his SEO businesses’ copy writer. And this is just the beginning… I’ve got a few more leads that have come in lately, and I have a feeling that this is only the beginning…

So with that said, I have to say that God is good, and I am enjoying his unexpected plan and blessings. And two – I am excited to unveil the official Semicolon Communications website. Here.

What a wild ride it’s been the past year. I can’t wait to see what happens from here…

* A special thanks to DA Designing for this AMAZING site. It’s an honor working with you guys.

January 11, 2011 at 4:04 pm 1 comment

I’m Published! (and how to order…)

I'm Published!

This Semicolon is now PUBLISHED!

Today is an exciting day! With us breaking the family news this week, I’m also excited to announce another exciting bit of information: I’m a published author!

I had the opportunity to write a few devotionals for the new book, “101 Facets of Faith.” This is a moving devotional book that includes entries from several other Christian authors who also tell their personal stories of trying times that have required deep faith. The book features stories involving…

Deep Loss | Sickness | Tragedy | Hard Times

It tells the tales of those who give thanks, display courage and receive amazing answers to prayer. I personally have three entries in this book and wrote devotionals touching on my cancer, infertility and trying to keep an overall positive outlook on life.


Purchasing a book is easy!

Because I can directly sell the books as one of the authors, all proceeds from each book will go into our Burgess Adoption Fund. (now you see why we waited to announce the book!)

If you’d like a copy of 101 Facets of Faith for yourself or a friend (devotional books make GREAT gifts!), follow the “Buy Now” button below to pay with your credit/debit card via PayPal. One flat fee of $20/book will cover the cost of the book and all shipping/handling costs, and again, all will go toward our Burgess Adoption Fund! I’ll get your books in the mail to you as soon as the payment is processed!

(You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account to order online. Simply follow the link and click the “Continue” link on the bottom left-hand side of the page.)

(Sorry for the inconvenience, but PayPal can only process one book at a time. If you’d like multiple copies, you can email me at and we’ll get you hooked up!) 

November 24, 2010 at 5:20 pm Leave a comment

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