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The Encouragement of Friends

The Encouragement of Friends

It’s been over 20 years since I graduated from college.  This past weekend, I felt like a college student again. I was the newbie.  It was my first time to attend the AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and ICRS (International Christian Retail Show)...
Writer of the Year Award

Writer of the Year Award

I went back and forth today on whether or not I should post this. But then I figured, if it was not for you dear reader, I would not be an author.  Because an author who continues to write books must have readers. So it’s with gratitude that I share some good...
Hope is in the House

Hope is in the House

This weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Rock Church (San Diego) for their women’s retreat.  The theme was Hope is in the House. And boy, did we all need hope from our Heavenly Father! God has this amazing way of speaking to every single woman...
Defined by God

Defined by God

Have you ever been in a room of people who just get you? Well, that was the sentiment of the women attending the first ever Defined By God conference designed specifically for pastors wives.  Being a new pastors wife, I was especially blessed to be among seasoned...
California Road Trip

California Road Trip

My family is back home after a wonderful road trip up the California coast.  My husband’s daring parents joined us.  We started in San Diego and drove to a wonderful little vacation rental in the mountains in Big Sur.  From the main road, we had to drive about...
Welcome to My New Website!

Welcome to My New Website!

I wish I could jump out of the computer screen right now and give you a hug! I am so glad you are here.  You know what it’s like before you have company over.  You clean.  Throw things in closets.  Make some food. Well in anticipation of your arrival, my amazing...
God Opens the Doors

God Opens the Doors

Last week, I heard a timely message on Turning Point radio with Dr. David Jeremiah.  His message was titled “The Open Door” and he talked about how in his earlier years, his type A personality would want to push open doors.  Now he looks back and sees that...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

  As we enter 2012 together, let’s keep in mind that… Dreams really do come true. The best way to look younger and make friends is to wear a smile.  Choose the right glasses to view life.     What are your 3D glasses going to be? Maybe: DETERMINATION...
Moved In the New House!

Moved In the New House!

Moving is not for the faint of heart.  All of you who have moved in the past two years remember the pain of packing, moving and unpacking.  Then of course, finding.  What I would do to find my scotch tape!  I’m happy to report that three truckloads and multiple...
Merry Moving Christmas!

Merry Moving Christmas!

This Christmas, the Pellicane family is doing the holidays very differently.  We’re moving.  As in boxes and projects everywhere. Our new home is only 5 minutes away from our current house.  The beautiful view and upgrades caught our eye plus the new house...
40s…Here I Come!

40s…Here I Come!

It’s been a lot of fun celebrating turning 40!  I am grateful that I am healthy, blessed with a great family, and doing something that I love in speaking and writing.  Wow, I could not ask for more!  Thank you God! I am happy to say there wasn’t anything...
Turning Forty

Turning Forty

In a few short days, I will turn the big 4-0! Since my book is 31 Days to a Younger You, I’m not afraid of this milestone.  I say BRING IT ON! Well, not with so much gusto, but honestly, I’m happy to be turning 40.  I’m incredibly grateful for so...
Yellowstone Vacation Highlights

Yellowstone Vacation Highlights

Last week we went on a vacation of a lifetime to Yellowstone National Park.  It’s famous for a reason!  It was the first visit for our family and also for my in-laws who met up with us in the Park.  The scenery was absolutely breathtaking.  Here you see the...