Why the blog?

I write as the Spirit moves me. I have prayed about what I'm supposed to do with my life a lot. A lot. Writing. Writing is what I believe God is leading me to do. Whether or not He wants me to write for anyone to read is His business. Much of my writing has been therapy for me so maybe I'm the only one who is supposed to read it. So, why the Blog? As a sounding board, a note pad, a place to keep my ideas and thoughts. A place to share and promote my books, and photography. Written prayers, a place to vent. Possibly, even a place for the unknown reader to learn about the love of Jesus.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Books in print.

For the diehard reader who is only satisfied with the feel of ink on paper on their fingertips, below is the link to my books in print: 

http://www.wordclay.com/BookStore/BookStoreSearchResults.aspx?SearchType=smpl&SearchTerm=colleen+waithttp://www.wordclay.com/BookStore/BookStoreSearchResults.aspx?SearchType=smpl&SearchTerm=colleen+wait

For those of you with daughters, may I suggest for your summer reading list "Lessons Learned at Summer Camp" followed by "Mount Mission", "Man in the Mirror" and then "Sanctuary".  


Not to be left out, "Captured" and "Freedom Race" are great reads as well.


I talked to someone yesterday who had read my blog who stated - have you ever thought about becoming a professional, full-time writer?  I kind of laughed to myself but then stated, "That's my goal.  The only thing that will make that happen is people buying my books".


How about we work together to make that happen? I'll write and make my books available and affordable, and you buy my books, tell (ask, plead, beg) your friends to buy my books and then I will have more time to write more books!!!  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Project

Growing up, I've always wondered what type of a person become homeless.  Is there a "type"? Are the reasons and circumstances as varied as you and me? Are they simply bums and alcoholics?  


Approximately 2 winters ago my church partnered with another to start a homeless ministry.  Not a shelter, a ministry.  It began simply as a place for the homeless in the proximity of our church's building to go when the temperature dropped below 45 degrees.  My son and I served on several occasions.  He stayed longer and talked to many of the men and came home with heartbreaking stories.  Ever since then I have had the urging to write about these people.


When I say I have had the 'urge' to write, I mean that the Holy Spirit is directing me to do so. When He says go I go.  When He says do I do.  I have no idea what it is that I'm supposed to write about.  That's exciting.  Will it be a fictional tale based on a compilation of people?  Will it be non-fiction, revealing the stories of those who are willing to share? Will it be an introspective story of how I and others feel and what we have learned through their stories? 


I ask you to pray for me and the direction God wants to take me in this journey.  I have my first interview on Friday with the Chairman of Matthew's Hope.  I have e-mail interviews with two volunteer servants coming in this week. Next week on Tuesday I will be spending the entire day at Matthew's Hope and God willing, will be interviewing several men, women, and families who are being served by this ministry. 


I also ask this, if there is anything you would like to add, please email me or comment on this post.  Do you know someone who is homeless who would be willing to be interviewed?  Have you been homeless would like to be a part of this? Do you now or in the past worked with a homeless ministry and would like to share your experiences? 


Lastly, I ask that if you are moved in any way to help, contact your local homeless ministry or check out www.matthewshopeministries.org


God bless and remember this:  Luke 14:13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Man in the Mirror

Man in the Mirror is now available though smashwords.
Being a teenage girl is difficult enough with having to deal with a dysfunctional family. Celeste Gallagher takes on her family's problems as her own creating guilt and shame. There is only one way for her to rid herself of that self-imposed responsibility and she fights it every step of the way. 

Chapter 1
A familiar sound broke through the silence of a dream. They were at it again. Did it ever stop? A high-pitched wail was followed by and then intermingled with a booming bass. The down comforter was pressed hard against ears not wanting to hear. Muffled yet ever familiar sounds crept in and threatened to ruin the day. The sounds were more intense than yesterday, more demanding than the time before that. Words could not be heard. They weren’t necessary. They were absolutely unwanted. The tone and inflection were more than enough. A soft down pillow was placed over the comforter to bar the sounds even further to no avail. Sounds of a familiar song suddenly burst forth overriding the irritating sound.
“Thank God for the alarm clock,” Celeste said, grumpy and relieved, as she rolled out of bed, turning up the volume on her way to the shower.
The day had begun exactly like it had ended with Celeste’s parents arguing. All had been peaceful while her father had been away on a business trip. The house had been silent and still. There had been no yelling, no talking at all really. Celeste went to school, hung out with her friends and came home. Dinner was delivered at exactly 6 p.m. where it was eaten in silence with only the occasional question or comment from mother to daughter. Same thing every day. Boring, predictable, but quiet. Now this.
....for the rest go to Man in the Mirror.



Saturday, March 5, 2011

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In honor of Read an E-Book week all my books on www.smashwords.com are 50% off.!! See coupon codes to right of this post. 

Colleen Wait Edits

Colleen Wait Edits

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This YouTube channel was created to add video to my blog.  Read it here:  www.colleenwaitwrites.blogspot.com.  I write about my life, my books, my family, my cats and kids, and of course travel.