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The Gift Of Encouragement

I love it when I go to a conference and get to hear a brand new author–at least “new” to me. For me, this year, it was Glenys Nellist. I have to say I wasn’t sure what to expect from her session title, “Retelling God’s Story For Children,”  but it was, by far, one of the best sessions I’ve ever gone to.

Glenys is genuine and super funny and full of wonderful ideas and tips on writing. I just loved it when she said that we need to have an encourager in order to be a writer. She’s so right. I know this for a fact because I have one. It’s my mom. She is always, I mean always, encouraging me. She tells me that I can do it with God’s help and that He can use my gifts for His glory.

Thanks, Glenys, for reminding me of that. And thanks, Mom, for always encouraging me.

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.”–I Thessalonians 5:11


Just a Little Blog and Devotional

I was so blessed to get to attend the Breathe Writer’s Conference once again this year! The speakers and classes were amazing! One speaker called it a feast and that’s exactly how it felt!  I was stuffed full of great thoughts and encouragement! I think it’s going to take me a few days to digest it all!

I’d like to share the highlights over the next few days, but the one that stands out is that we need to approach our writing with the view point of a missionary.  We don’t have to worry about who will accept it–or not.  We are simply called to be faithful in our writing and let the Lord take care of the results!



Don’t Forget The Most Important Thing

dsc_8398I will not forget your Word.–Psalm 119:16

I forgot my cell phone today. At times during my day, it was inconvenient to have to use a landline when it would have been so much faster and quicker to just make a call with my cell phone.

While forgetting my cell phone was a minor nuisance, forgetting God’s word is another matter.  Without it, I lose my sense of  direction and don’t know which way to go.  With it, I have a clear purpose for living.

I need to be intentional about making God’s word the main priority of my life.  It’s not really the top priority or one of the top ten on a list of important things to do daily to be successful.

Rather, it’s the main one of all. That means everything else in my life is filtered through it.  It permeates and saturates all the other priorities so that God’s word infuses every part of my life.  It’s kind of like baking a cake. That aroma of an almost-finished cake seeps through the house and fills every room so that it beckons me to find my way to the kitchen and have a slice as soon as it comes out of the oven.  That’s how God’s word should overwhelm us with it’s goodness and sweetness. It should have an undeniable impact on literally every aspect of our lives.

It’s daily as well as moment-by-moment living that follows the Lord’s ways. It’s constantly abiding within the plan of God. And it organically becomes an overriding influence on my Christian walk so that it all naturally aligns with God’s word. A follower of Jesus that remembers how important the Bible is can have a truly liberating way of life that is marked by genuine joy, inner peace, humility, gratitude, and reverence for God.


Unbelievably Good

psalm 103 2

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.–Psalm 103:2

When the moment came to finally pick up the boxes with my CD’s, I couldn’t wait!  I was about to see the fruit of years of work. With a trembling hand, I opened the first box. There it was! My shiny, new CD! It seemed like I was experiencing a miracle from God right before my eyes. I couldn’t get over it! Was it actually here? Was I really holding it? read more…

CD Giveaway Week Update

Marian Mihas CD Giveaway extension

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.”–Revelation 19:6

Hello Friends!

Just a quick update on my CD Giveaway Week. I’d like to give more of my friends a chance to win one of these five signed CD’s and so…the deadline is now extended until Saturday! Be sure to like my musician page and stay tuned for the winners’ names! 


Announcing The Launch Of NEW Site, Newsletter, Facebook Musician Page, CD Purchase, and CD Give Away Week!!!

CD Release Concert April 25, 2015 - Photo by Mark Stahl

CD Release Concert April 25, 2015 – Photo by Mark Stahl

It’s great to announce just a few things that I’ve been working on!

Starting today, you can

For those of you who are interested, you can also purchase my CD in two formats:  a digital download or the physical album. The cost is $10.00 and it is paid fast and easy through PayPal.

Thank you for supporting my music and may the Lord richly bless you!


My NEW official website is now live!!!

My NEW official music site is finally live

My NEW official music site is finally live!

My new official music site is finally live!!! There are some behind the scene details that need to be taken care of before I can announce and launch it on social media. It has been completely redesigned and there are lots of great new pages, like:

  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Testimony
  • CD

The CD page has a player where you can preview my entire album. If you’re interesting in buying my CD, there are two options. You can purchase either the digital download or order the actual physical CD.

I’m also really excited about my Devotionals page! It’s called, Verses To Live By, and every Monday I’ll be post a favorite Bible verse and how to apply it to life.

A great way to keep up to date on my latest news and upcoming events is through my newsletter.  Another way to stay tuned is via my musician page on Facebook and also by following me on Twitter.

I hope you enjoy my site and may God richly bless you!


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