Billboard of My Life


Something interesting happens when God is trying to get my attention. I call it the billboard of my life. It’s as if He takes little clues or sometimes blatantly obvious messages and plasters them all around my life. Everywhere I look, there’s another reminder or some repetition of what He has been saying to me elsewhere. I’m sure this happens to us all, but do we all watch for His, sometimes unusual, leading?

Here is an example of what happened this week:

Wednesday, my son texted me that the verse of the day on the K-Love radio station was “his” verse, Zephaniah 3:17.

Thursday morning, early while the coffee pot filled, I did a quick scan through Facebook for birthdays and critical Facebook stuff. I found this and copied it for Zack. I thought, cool, he will see that God is nudging at him about something.

Once my coffee was ready, I went to do my devotion. Yep, you guessed it. In the current devotional I’m using, that was the exact scripture for that day, Zephaniah 3:17. My version is different from above:

“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” 3:17 (NIV One Impact Bible)

I realized, while God may be talking to Zack about something, I know for sure He is opening my eyes up to some new truth. While I read the devotion material that went along with the scripture, nothing major jumped out at me, but I knew something would come eventually. I think I was still too stunned by how it had all come about. The following morning, when reading it again, the Lord led me through some great reminders for this season and even through some acknowledgement of some painful past yuck in my life. The “what” of it only matters to me. That’s my Word from God for the day, what I consider my manna.

What you need to focus on is what is your manna, your daily bread from God? What is God plastering all over the billboard of your life that you may not be slowing down long enough to respond to? If you take time each day to meet with Him, to pursue Him, I promise you He will be found. That’s Scripture! (Jer. 29:13)

So now you:
What’s currently on the billboard of your life? Share here. I’m interested to know.



A Thousand Blessings


Sometimes an unexpected change in plans is due to a significant blessing. I have been working on A Thousand Blessings since the spring and am more than half way through with the final edits. Normally, that would indicate that I am just a few months out from publishing. I’ve had many readers ask, and I have assured you we are looking at a fall of 2017 release date at the latest. Unfortunately, due to a change in my future method of publishing, A Thousand Blessings will be delayed for an undefined period of time.

Without question this is a positive change for this ministry of reaching women through fiction. As much as I regret the delay, God has made Himself evident in guiding me toward this new publishing avenue. I will keep you posted as I know more.

In the meantime, are you interested in short stories? I would like to provide a few to keep you attached to me as a reader while we shift gears in this ministry. I have a few ideas for stories, ones I’ve pondered before but never developed into full novel length.

Thanks for your encouragement along the way. Make sure to comment here. Are you a fan of short stories? Do you feel you can connect with characters in a shorter story setting?

A thousand blessings to you,

2017 Spring Conference Season


After some time away from speaking engagements writing her 5th novel, A Thousand Blessings, Lisa will be opening her schedule for 2017 events. If you would like to have Lisa speak at your women’s event, contact: Emily Sweeney at 615-415-8823 or Some dates in May and June will be unavailable. If you are covering a particular subject matter, contact us to to discuss your vision.