#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Today’s news from the Triple L (so far)

I got up early today, in order to have plenty of time for my spiritual practice and still get in some hefty chunks of writing time.  I lit candles–I love the mood candlelight creates, especially when it’s dark out–a sort of cozy reverence that settles my ADD-riddled brain considerably.  :)

Things went VERY well at Weight Watchers yesterday–I was down 4.4 pounds!  YES!  (As I suspected, last week’s nominal gain wasn’t really added heft, but simply the typical readjustment my body has to make once it is convinced I’m not going to starve.  :) )

I see that some of you are disappointed that I don’t have plans for more Mojo books.  May I just say that Never is a very long time, and there might just be a new plan in the works?  Seems like I’m keeping lots of secrets these days–can’t wait for the day when I can Tell All.  (Well, okay, Most)  Alas, that fine day hasn’t arrived, but when it does, you, dear blog readers, will be the first to know.

I’ve been taking notes as I study the Course in Miracles–there is so much to learn!  It sure helps to know Graduation Day isn’t my concern.  :)  Here is a quote I’d like to share: “What you perceive in others you are strengthening in yourself.”  Holy dichotomy, Batman!  Does that mean any petty, judgmental thought is actually harmful to all concerned? To the aim-er as well as the aim-ee?

Yep, that’s what it means, buckaroos.  Yikes.  The flip side of that coin, however, is that perceiving love (the most important of all good things) in others, as difficult as that can be, strengthens the love within ourselves.  Ask me if I’m grateful for the way the Course sheds light on the teachings of Jesus.  (Hint: the answer to that would be a definite yes.)

Things are bustling here on the Triple L–Kat, our newest crew member, has my craft room/art studio whipped into fine shape–I am no longer a candidate for an appearance on TV’s Hoarders.  The “before” picture of the area makes me cringe!

Since I’m deeply engaged in writing the new book, there isn’t much art time during the week, but you can be sure I’ll be down there on the weekend, delighting in the fact that I can find the things I want to use.  :)  Plus, it’s easy to put them back when I’m through.  What a concept!

Have you commented?  Just a reminder that there’s a contest going on, this week and every week, and that the winners will be announced on Monday’s blog, along with the start of a new round.

Well, I have much to do and a limited number of hours to do it in, so I’ll be saying so long for now.  Be kind to all living creatures, including yourself.  As the old hymn says, “The Lord God loves them all.”

55 comments to “Today’s news from the Triple L (so far)”

  1. Kimmy
      · July 10th, 2014 at 10:34 am · Link

    CONGRATS on losing 4.4 lbs. That is awesome! keep up the good work. Sorry to hear that the may never be another Mojo book. I really liked her. She is my kind of people. Have a great day!! :wink:

  2. Dotty Weis
      · July 10th, 2014 at 10:40 am · Link

    Congrats on the big loss, keep up the god work

  3. Pam paterakis
      · July 10th, 2014 at 10:43 am · Link

    I get up early everyday for my private scripture study, love the candle idea! That will make the time so extra peaceful and non intrusive lighting! :-D

  4. Virginia Horton
      · July 10th, 2014 at 10:43 am · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss, thats awesome. I think I am a hoarder myself. I have books and fabric everywhere so I guess that makes me a hoarder.

  5. DONNA
      · July 10th, 2014 at 10:44 am · Link

    Keep up the good work at WW. Keep writing your wonderful books!!

  6. Deborah Rae Nelson
      · July 10th, 2014 at 10:53 am · Link

    Wow! 4.4 pounds. Awesome :wink:

    I’ll have to check out the MOJO books. Must have gotten passed my radar.

  7. Gloria
      · July 10th, 2014 at 10:53 am · Link

    Cngratulations on your weight loss, Linda!!!!!!

    There is a difference in being a haorder and just being disorganized. Ask me how I know. When a person is disorganized, it looks like more stuff than it really is, but..when you, or someone you hire, gets it organized, it doesn’t look so bad, and it is, as you said, a lot easier to find and use.

    Just keep on keeping on EVERYONE. :-D

    • Gloria
        · July 10th, 2014 at 11:11 am · Link

      Linda, thank you for the up-date on Larry. I’m glad he is doing better, but it will take time for him to get back to his normal self. I’ll just bet he’s heard that from his docotr, HUH?? :wink:

  8. Pat
      · July 10th, 2014 at 11:01 am · Link

    You seem positive and full of energy today, so it WILL be a good day!

  9. Leanna
      · July 10th, 2014 at 11:04 am · Link

    Good job! Keep writing.

  10. Dawn Roberts
      · July 10th, 2014 at 11:10 am · Link

    First congrats on he weight loss, having fought that battle I know the frustration.
    Second, will you be in the Dallas area any time for book signing or just meet and greet?

    Would like to have the opportunity to meet you! :lol:

  11. marilyn hurst
      · July 10th, 2014 at 11:20 am · Link

    I always find it interesting that people don’t realize that do unto others as you would have them do unto you is in about every religion on the planet and that it actually means exactly that, and that to treat others poorly has an equal effect on the doer. Interesting that people don’t get it sometimes. Well have a wonderful if busy day, looking forward to the new book. Take care.


  12. Pat Yates
      · July 10th, 2014 at 11:21 am · Link

    Haven’t had time to reply lately but certainly enjoy the blogs. Happy to see your lifted spirits! Was happy to read the baby is doing well. Prayers said for him and family. Garden is calling! Have a Blessed day.

  13. Rose Marie Moran
      · July 10th, 2014 at 11:24 am · Link

    Wish I could get the energy to go through all the “extras” I have – sure could use a helper! Any offers??????????

  14. Mary Goodman
      · July 10th, 2014 at 11:33 am · Link

    congrats on the4.4 weight loss.I am just waiting to see if there is another Mojo if not I will still have a lot of your lovely books to read .My the Creator keep you and yours in his blessed hands

  15. Laura Ann Harris
      · July 10th, 2014 at 11:53 am · Link

    Hi Linda! Loved the Marriage Pact! Can’t wait for the next book. Congrats on the weight loss this week.

  16. Rita Crofoot
      · July 10th, 2014 at 11:56 am · Link

    And another thought to ponder ,what you perceive in others strengthens in yourself, makes sense to me. THANKS

  17. Rosemary
      · July 10th, 2014 at 12:01 pm · Link

    Thank you for taking time to blog!

  18. Juanita Rice
      · July 10th, 2014 at 12:09 pm · Link

    You are such a busy woman! :)

  19. Sue Nordhausen
      · July 10th, 2014 at 12:55 pm · Link

    Dear Linda,
    I have stated many times how much I love all of the books you have written. I’m getting very close to have read everything you have written. I must say I really love the books written in the old west and they have a time travel theme. Thanks so much for your blog! I love reading it!

    Sue Nordhausen

  20. Nadine Spradlin
      · July 10th, 2014 at 1:10 pm · Link

    It has been quiet a while sine I read the two MOJO books , think that I’ll reread them while waiting on the new book. congratulations on the weight loss. Back in the mid. eighties ,we were riding horseback , my horse stopped suddenly, I did a flip over his head & landed on my behind , took a while to get over that little tumble . we did ride more after that . Hope your wrangler will soon be back to normal . really like your blogs . have a good day Linda

  21. Emily
      · July 10th, 2014 at 1:34 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your weight loss. That is always a great feeling!

    So glad you are so involved with your next book. I can’t wait to read it.

    I will start re-reading some of your other books until your next new one comes out!

    Have a great week.

  22. Lynn Hogan
      · July 10th, 2014 at 1:43 pm · Link

    WOW YOU GO KIDDO!! Awesome weight loss!!!

    Yes, my goal is to get my WHOLE HOUSE back in shape so I can find things and feel like doing things again! Unfortunately, there isn’t enough money in the world to pay someone to do it for me!! lol It’s really bad. I used to be uber organized, but then life happened and it lasted several years and took it’s toll and there ya go!

    I’ve been getting the energy to do a little bit at a time (very little! lol). So I figure within the next year or so, I may actually meet my goal if I can keep at it. (Pray for me here)

    Love to read your blogs and so glad that it comes in e-mail, as I may never get the chance to see it in a timely manner otherwise…
    Hope you have a great week! take care and enjoy that art room!


    • Gloria
        · July 10th, 2014 at 2:09 pm · Link

      Lynn, that could be me writing your comment. My so-called life-happening started in the first of this century and hasn’t let up, yet, but I keep hoping and praying that it will.

      From the deaths of one loved-one after another, including my son, (which was worse than all of them put together), and being broken into and robbed several times, and lack of finances, it takes it out of a person, and it takes all your energy to get by, there isn’t much left for normal everyday things.

      And, when you said…”I’ve been getting the energy to do a little bit at a time (very little! lol”)…that fits me for the energy and for getting things done…very little of each.

      And, like you, I couldn’t hire anyone to help get me organized, and all the people I’ve helped in the past are nowhere to be found when I need help. (That’s my pity party for the day, because I didn’t help others to get “paid back”.)

      I’ll pray for you and you pray for me, and if all Linda’s Blogger Friends will pray for us both, we might see things back like they’re supposed to be.

      God Bless you!

  23. Norma Stanforth
      · July 10th, 2014 at 1:44 pm · Link

    Hi Linda, I knew that little gain of weight was nothing, look what you loss this week, way to go girl. Keep up the good work
    Yes it is always wonderful to wake up with the Lord Reading His words.
    Besides the pain I am now dealing with anxiety The doctor says it is from all my back problems and the pain and my pneumonia is what’s doing it. God blessings.
    As always your friend

    • Gloria
        · July 10th, 2014 at 2:12 pm · Link

      God Bless and heal you, Norma. I pray your daughter and D-I-L are both getting the help they need.

  24. Vicky
      · July 10th, 2014 at 1:49 pm · Link

    4.4 lbs. is AWESOME! Congrats! Crossing my fingers that Mojo will be back with more exciting tales. I love her!

  25. Diana E.
      · July 10th, 2014 at 1:52 pm · Link

    Congratulations on that great loss this week, Linda. You’re doing so well.
    From my daily meditations this week there has been lots of stress on love, how important it is to love others as we love ourselves. Your discourse on the Course of Miracles sounds quite interesting. Have a wonderful day. Blessings.

  26. Roberta Giordano
      · July 10th, 2014 at 2:00 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the weight loss! Wow that was great. Hope you have a really wonderful weekend !

  27. Mary C
      · July 10th, 2014 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Keep up the all good work. I have to work to suppress the green eyed monster regarding the organized work area. My stuff is scattered all over the house.

  28. ,carole
      · July 10th, 2014 at 2:31 pm · Link

    Hi! glad your down 4.4lbs! keep up the good work! I’ve been summer cleaning all my stuff that I don’t wear or use, I hate clutter and needed to clean out my laundry room and sort thru out books and things that aren’t being used! Gave a lot of books to the library other than my favorite ones that I keep and of course the kids that I tutor took some for their own reading pleasure. I work all this weekend so I won’t be doing much until my day off which is on Monday! Have a nice weekend!

  29. Terri Shortell
      · July 10th, 2014 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss and cleaned up craft room. I need to check out weight watchers. My doctor suggested the Atkins diet but I find it hard to follow. Besides expensive when you’re on Disability. You mentioned you can eat regular food but watch points. Seems like a program I can understand and follow. Lol :lol: :-P

  30. Judi Schultz
      · July 10th, 2014 at 2:36 pm · Link

    Hope you are having a great day!

  31. Laska Bull
      · July 10th, 2014 at 2:53 pm · Link

    Congratulations! on the WW…Awesome!!! I don’t know how you do it but wish it were me. My WW is slow but every little bit that drops off I am loving it……
    When is your new book due out? I am already anxiously awaiting for it…..Your the “best”…Come to Albany, NY for a book signing – would love to meet you….


  32. Cathy Barton
      · July 10th, 2014 at 2:58 pm · Link

    Congrats on the weight loss. Love all your books.

  33. Dawn Damerval
      · July 10th, 2014 at 3:20 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the weight loss. Love all of your books.

  34. Cyndie
      · July 10th, 2014 at 4:28 pm · Link

    Keep up the good work, I am in the process of organizing my craft room wish I had help…

  35. Ruby Norwood
      · July 10th, 2014 at 5:01 pm · Link

    Wow Linda congrats on the weight loss!! Thanks also for taking the time for the blog today, some great info. Enjoyed it very much.

  36. Evelyn Dinunzio
      · July 10th, 2014 at 5:13 pm · Link

    Great news on the WW numbers..I, like others, was hoping for another MoJo. I am almost finished with The Marriage Pact and am enjoying it as I have all your books. I try to perceive the good things in all people – I find it keeps me happier.


  37. judy
      · July 10th, 2014 at 5:52 pm · Link

    Congrats on your weight. Glad that they will not put you on TV for hoarders.

  38. Lois Rotella
      · July 10th, 2014 at 7:14 pm · Link

    Congrays on the 4.4 lbs. Can not wait till you share the secret. Have a wonderful weekend.

  39. Shirley Meyle
      · July 10th, 2014 at 8:08 pm · Link

    Hello Linda,
    Good for you on your weight loss! I too am dieting and I never eat all my allotted calories. So far my body seems to not think I’m starving either. Post a picture of your “before” craft room for us please. Have another great weekend. :-P

  40. Jessica W
      · July 10th, 2014 at 8:19 pm · Link

    Awesome on the weight loss!!! Congrats!! I find it hard to stick to diets and stay motivated. I was also wondering if anything became of the Mckettrick tv series/movie :)

  41. Betty Hamilton
      · July 10th, 2014 at 8:32 pm · Link

    You are really doing well with weight watchers. I am on a different diet plan. Its one that I have used before and successfully lost 80 lbs and kept it off for several years. But…alas, its back and I am dieting again. This time I am not weighing myself. I’ll wait until my Dr. visit to see HOW much I have lost. My clothes are getting lose, so I know I have lost a bit. Congratulations again on that weight loss!

  42. Pat
      · July 10th, 2014 at 8:54 pm · Link

    Glad to know that someone else could be a craft “hoarder”

  43. Renae Kinsey
      · July 10th, 2014 at 9:21 pm · Link

    So happy for your WW success! I bet you’ll be hard to recognize when I see you ….unless you smile…you have a smile that moves the Earth!! Miss you bunches…

  44. Marcy Collins
      · July 10th, 2014 at 9:39 pm · Link

    Love to hear your success in WW as well as other aspects of your life! You are an inspiration to me and I love reading your posts as there is always something new I learn from you! Have a great remainder of the week!

  45. Patricia Hann
      · July 10th, 2014 at 10:10 pm · Link

    Congrats on the good ww session.

  46. linda gwiazdowski
      · July 11th, 2014 at 6:34 am · Link

    always looking foward to reading your new books,glad to hear of your weigh loss,it sure is hard to lose weight when you get older,i got 10 pounds off but its hard.

  47. Joyce M.
      · July 11th, 2014 at 10:48 am · Link

    Fantastic!!!!!! I bet that does boost your determination.

  48. midge watkins
      · July 11th, 2014 at 10:57 am · Link

    Linda, such great stuff in your blog today! Congrats on the
    WW loss. I’m interested in your Course for Miracles. Can I get
    it locally? We seem to have a lot of the same ideas and interests, so I’d like to try it. Take care and try to stay cool!

  49. Valdi McCoy
      · July 11th, 2014 at 1:06 pm · Link

    I was listening to an old CD of Christian music and I heard for the first time in more years than I like to think about, the song about Faith Hope and Charity. That is the way to live successfully.
    However what took me by surprise were the rest of the lyrics. I knew them but had forgotten them. Be good to your enemies (I hope I don”t have any)Don’t worry about tomorrow, just be good real today. The Lord will be beside you and help to guide your ways. I love those old songs they have a way of touching your heart that the new praise hymns just don’t. Keep up the good work at WW.

  50. Linda Lattin
      · July 11th, 2014 at 1:40 pm · Link

    I enjoyed your blog today. I love reading the notes that your friends (fans) write so I thought I would share a quote that I read somewhere and have tried to apply it to my life since my divorce. It has worked for me.

    “Stop hoping that things were different and start living the life you are supposed to.

    Stop hoping for the life that is gone and start living the life you are supposed to.”

  51. Judy Eagle
      · July 11th, 2014 at 3:17 pm · Link

    Congratulations on your weight loss. I’m glad things are looking well for you.

  52. Brenda I.
      · July 11th, 2014 at 10:16 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the weight loss! Have a good day.

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