Friday, February 22, 2008


I’m not going to be like some authors, who shall remain nameless. I don’t want to gloat and carry on and make a big deal, but…GUESS WHAT? I GOT PUBLISHED! Okay, so I didn’t receive a publishing contract…or any money for that matter, but still, I GOT PUBLISHED! I received a really nice e-mail from Promotion Consultant, Debbie Sills, with the North American Mission Board stating (, “we loved the drama and have uploaded it to our website.” She went on, “Thank you for sharing your talent through the drama. Many churches will benefit from your work.” What does this all mean? It means that my skit, “That’s Not Funny Annie” is now posted on the North American Mission Board’s website, and…I GOT PUBLISHED!

Don’t get me wrong, I know who is really responsible for every good and perfect gift, and I;
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is GOOD; His love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34

P.S. If you would like to view the skit, go to the Annie Armstrong website above, put the cursor over “Promotion Resources”, scroll down and click “Drama Suggestions”. I’m the second drama listed on the page.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

That's Why They Call It A Medical Practice

I sat at the hospital with a sick friend today. She was having her third hysterectomy. How could she be having a third hysterectomy you ask? Well, I suppose stranger things have happened. It all comes down to certainty. If you have a hysterectomy, it would stand to reason why you might feel fairly certain that you would never have the procedure again…and again. And after what my friend has gone through, it’s easy to see that what we might view as certain may not be the case.

There is one thing, however, that is always certain, and that is the promises of God. In 1 John 3:1-2, the Bible says, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”

I’m sure glad that we have a Heavenly Father that is a sure thing. We never have to worry about that. What He says that He is, He is. What He says that we are, we are. What He says that He’s going to do, He does. There are no uncertainties with God.

As for my friend, the doctor said she thinks she got it all this time…but she can’t be certain.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Barnabas Babes :)

I don’t feel like I’m much of an asset to my critique group. If I had to grade my ability to pick out faults in other people’s work I would give myself an F-. I’ve even gone so far as feeling sorry for my critique partners. I brought them all little gifts the last time we met so they wouldn’t kick me out of the group. I make comments on their work such as, “This sentence doesn’t sound right. I don’t know what’s wrong with it, but it’s just not right.” Oh my gosh! Who says stuff like that except me? I’m really glad that all the members of my group are good Christian women who love me in spite of my sucky critiquing skills (or lack thereof.) The only thing I have to offer the group is my ability to occasionally make them laugh. Oh, and I thought up the name for the group. If you’re in my critique group; and you know who you are, thanks for being the encouragers God has called you to be. Barnabas would be proud of you.