#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

But she NEVER blogs on Wednesdays!

Never say “never”. Here I am!

As you long-timers will know, Wednesday is my Weight Watchers meeting, and I usually don’t get around to blogging that day. Why aren’t I at WW, you may ask? (And, NO, I definitely haven’t given up on it; by now, WW is more than a diet to me, it’s a way of life.) I’m staying home today because I’m working straight through the week on a novella called “Interlude”. The story will appear as a part of Brenda Novak’s wonderful collection of stories, from which all of the proceeds will go to a VERY worthy cause, the fight against Juvenile Diabetes. I’ll post ALL the details here, ASAP. (Which probably means tomorrow.)

I continue to feel better with every passing day. For a while there, my CPAP machine was wonky, but the problem has been addressed and I’m now getting both oxygen and sleep. :) I was pretty winter-weary, too, and intermittment spring weather does a lot to lift my spirits, as do the daffodils blooming in my flowerbeds. I have tomato plants growing in one of those Aerogarden thingy-majiggies down in my art room, and they are HUGE. (My mouth waters just thinking about summer tomatoes, fresh from the vine.) In fact, those tomato plants will make a great addition to tonight’s gratitude journal entry.

I’m thankful for so many things: my Quiet Time with God every morning, my journaling and spiritual reading (The Course in Miracles and Susan Shumsky’s wonderful book, “Divine Revelation”), that first cup of coffee, the sound of Yorkie toenails clicking across the kitchen floor, the sunrise fringed with towering pine trees. I’m on Lesson 79 in the Course workbook–step one: identify the problem, step two: identify the solution. (Hint: the problem is the illusion that anything or anyone can separate us from the Love of God, and the solution is opening our hearts to that Love.)

For me, the process is simple, but NOT easy. Some days, I make a success of it. Other days, I fall flat on my face. Fortunately for me, and for all of us, God is always there to help me get up and keep going. He never says the things we say to ourselves, like, “When are you going to learn?” or “Why even try?”

No. He says, “I love you. I’m here to help. Now, on your feet and let’s get crackin’.”

No wonder I’m crazy about Him. :)

37 comments to “But she NEVER blogs on Wednesdays!”

  1. Courtney Buchanan
      · April 8th, 2015 at 11:42 am · Link

    Many blessings on your journey! I love all of your books, and as always I look forward to each one.

  2. Pam paterakis
      · April 8th, 2015 at 11:45 am · Link

    I know without Gods unconditioal love and the knowledge of that love I would not make it through the day!

  3. Andrea Lammly
      · April 8th, 2015 at 11:47 am · Link

    Linda, I love your positive comments. Today didn’t start out the best for us and the reminder that He is there for us sure does wonders for my attitude. Look forward to hearing more about the Novella. Happy day to you and yours.

  4. roz goodenough
      · April 8th, 2015 at 11:48 am · Link

    I just love your blogs. I feel like you’re a ‘regular’ person, just like me. You have some wonderful views and a great perspective on life.

  5. Nanci S
      · April 8th, 2015 at 11:55 am · Link

    Your expressions and views of life are right on. Love reading your blogs….

  6. Chris
      · April 8th, 2015 at 11:56 am · Link


  7. DONNA
      · April 8th, 2015 at 12:05 pm · Link

    I always look forward for your new books. I also love tomatoes – I can make a meal just out of tomatoes!!

  8. bn100
      · April 8th, 2015 at 12:11 pm · Link

    glad you’re feeling better

  9. Dixie Hadley
      · April 8th, 2015 at 12:16 pm · Link

    Linda, God is an on time God, never too late and never too early–always right on time. Your blog today was exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you sooooooo much for staying home today and writing. May God continue to richly bless you and all that you do.
    Thanks again for such an inspiring message, a reminder of how much our God loves each of individually.

  10. Melaine
      · April 8th, 2015 at 12:26 pm · Link

    As always, Linda, your words inspire…

  11. Linda Holmes
      · April 8th, 2015 at 12:37 pm · Link

    It’s gloomy here today were going to get rain later today and we have the possiblity for serve storms on Thursday. My garden – I can’t plant anything outside until the middle of May. I currently have tomatoes, peppers and zuccini growing down in my family room. Only I need to plant the zuccini, I think they’re going to start blooming with flowers. That just means I won’t have to wait as long for them.

  12. Virginia H
      · April 8th, 2015 at 12:42 pm · Link

    I can’t wait for fresh tomatoes but can’t plant them until May here. I bought a tomatoe the other day at the grocery and had to give 2.50 for that tomatoe and it was not good at all but I wanted a toco salad really bad. I am back to taking walks every day and things are looking up here. :lol:

  13. Karen Speck
      · April 8th, 2015 at 12:54 pm · Link

    That is so great that you are contributing to Brenda Novak’s juvenile diabetes cause. I met her at Turn the Page Bookstore last year. I’m enjoying her books while I wait for the next book from you. Keep up the good work!

  14. Hilda
      · April 8th, 2015 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Linda, awesome message, thank you!

    And I actually don’t recall specifically you not blogging on Wednesdays. I remember you not blogging on Fridays.

    It’s all good! Keep on writing!

  15. Ruby Norwood
      · April 8th, 2015 at 1:00 pm · Link

    Enjoyed all the good news today!! I know that will be a good book and a great cause y’all are doing this far. I will certainly purchase it when it comes out!!

  16. Dawn Roberts
      · April 8th, 2015 at 1:01 pm · Link

    So glad to hear you are feeling better…I know what you mean about the little toe nails, I have two yorkies, chihuahua and a mutt. Plus outside we have two Rottweilers. So we have several little ones that run around and love a soft lap.

  17. Carol Luciano
      · April 8th, 2015 at 1:10 pm · Link

    Beautiful message Linda and isn’t it the truth. As long as he’s in our life we keep going. I’m glad your CPAP machine is fixed and you feel better. I’m going to star a journal along with my younger daughter. Have a great week.
    Carol L

  18. theresa
      · April 8th, 2015 at 1:18 pm · Link

    Glad you’re feeling better! Everyday is adventure!

  19. carole
      · April 8th, 2015 at 1:19 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better! Can’t wait to read this story! Have a great weekend-without God I’d be so lost! God Bless you!

  20. Mellissa B
      · April 8th, 2015 at 1:23 pm · Link

    Glory be to God what s great blog

  21. Diana E.
      · April 8th, 2015 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Loved your blog today Linda. So glad you are feeling better. Theres something about springtime isn’t there? Looking forward to reading Brenda Novak’s collection when they come out.
    Aren’t we lucky to have God in our lives? Blessings.

  22. Lynn
      · April 8th, 2015 at 1:38 pm · Link

    Thank you so much for your message today. It hit home. I’m calling on that this week. Take care and good going!! Great cause.

  23. Val Smith
      · April 8th, 2015 at 1:43 pm · Link

    God is smiling on you , Linda, because of your love for Him and your courage to express that love in such a public way. How blessed we are to live in the United States and enjoy freedom of religion a nd speech. God’s Blessings to you.

  24. Ann Bartholomew
      · April 8th, 2015 at 1:46 pm · Link

    What beautiful thoughts! I’m glad you were home today. The weather is nice in southern KY, so I’m enjoying my time in the porch swing with a good book in hand. Keep sending us those positive thoughts.

  25. Sherry Wallace
      · April 8th, 2015 at 1:51 pm · Link

    Thank you for the inspirational messages about your communication with our Lord

  26. Helen Gaines
      · April 8th, 2015 at 2:48 pm · Link

    God is so real!!! If we would always remember!!

  27. Gloria
      · April 8th, 2015 at 2:54 pm · Link

    Linda, you could have been a preacher/teacher. You explain things so clearly. Could that be why you’re a writer?

    I’m glad you’re feeling better.

    It is 85 degrees here today, and sunny right this minute. It’s like we go from winter to summer, back to winter, to something else.

  28. Leanna
      · April 8th, 2015 at 3:18 pm · Link

    You can skip weight watchers to write?

  29. Jo-Ann Baker
      · April 8th, 2015 at 4:28 pm · Link

    Happy hump day. :) Can’t wait for Spring too. Its been a very long winter! Ready for the plants to get in and flowers too.
    We have until the end of April to do that in Ohio. Still can snow here in May . lol Got to love the Northeast weather.
    Have a great week and enjoy you writing. 8)

  30. Lois Rotella
      · April 8th, 2015 at 6:21 pm · Link

    Spring is just around the corner. Green grass, leaves on trees, bright color flowers and gardens full of fruits and veggies. :-D

  31. Roberta Giordano
      · April 8th, 2015 at 7:00 pm · Link

    Glad your feeling better.

  32. midge watkins
      · April 8th, 2015 at 10:19 pm · Link

    What a wonderful world God made for us. Thank you for sharing your little corner (which many times sounds a lot like
    MY little corner) with us. I put up two bluebird houses on two
    pine trees about thirty ft from my bedroom window and the
    other day I watched a male bluebird go from the roof of one to
    the other singing for a mate. So cute! Stay healthy and enjoy

  33. Ellie Lytsell
      · April 8th, 2015 at 10:21 pm · Link

    Thanks to you for the great words you gave to us today 0f Gods love I needed that today..
    My husband and I both sleep with a CPAP if a robber should come into our house at night they would probley run away screeming…those people have funny things on ther faces. They :roll: sure make life easer with them.

  34. Debbie C.
      · April 9th, 2015 at 7:40 am · Link

    Thank you! Your words really hit home for me today! “I love you. I’m here to help. Now, on your feet and let’s get crackin’.” is just what I needed to hear. Have a blessed rest of the week!

  35. Joyce M.
      · April 9th, 2015 at 10:57 am · Link

    Prayer does help give me strength for many things.

  36. Teresa W
      · April 9th, 2015 at 12:55 pm · Link

    As am I, my friend

  37. mary D. Wornick
      · April 9th, 2015 at 1:17 pm · Link

    Hi there,
    This is the first time i have seen you on here on a Wednesday, nice seeing you today. Have a nice day all, talk with you later.
    Bye for now.

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