5 Investments  Amazon #1 Best-selling Authors Make

5 Investments Amazon #1 Best-selling Authors Make

Has God placed a message on your heart you want to share with others and make an impact beyond your friends and family?

Do you want to turn your mess into your message and you don’t want your struggle to be in vain? 

You’re not alone. I wanted all of this to happen and more.

When I first wrote my book, “Joy Beyond, 28 Days to Finding Joy Beyond the Clutter of Life,” I wanted to share what I had on my heart. Like most people who want to write a book, I was hoping that the struggles I had endured would somehow help


One Reason You Won’t Write a Book

One Reason You Won’t Write a Book

Brand New Writing Workshop! Begins Tuesday Sept 15, 2015. Signup now! 

Are you called to tell your story, but don’t know where to begin?

I understand.

My name is Brenda McGraw and I can’t wait to meet you and help you start writing your story. Please check out the special offer I have available. 

For ten years I knew I was called to write a book and share my story and God’s story. However, I didn’t know how. I went to a conference and walked away more confused then ever with all the author lingo. It was over my head. I needed a mentor. I needed someone who could walk with me showing me the steps of how to write a book. But I didn’t know anyone. So I just waited. 

Two and half years ago I began again and this time I finished my first book after (more…)

Writing Contest: Who Do you Know Who Has Had Breast Cancer?

Writing Contest: Who Do you Know Who Has Had Breast Cancer?

Writing Contest

(Get the word out…this month only!)


Hello sweet friends!  I hope you are enjoying this wonderful October month and fall weather!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Most likely, we all know someone who has had Breast Cancer.  I would like to open this contest up to anyone who would like to write a story to honor the person you know and love who has fought Breast Cancer!

Maybe they are a Survivor; like myself, and have won the battle, or your loved one is still fighting the battle of cancer or has sadly lost the battle.  Take time to honor them now!!

Contest Rules:


Just Write!

Just Write!

Positive Writer-you-are-a-writer-writing-contest

I am participating in the ‘Writing Contest: You Are A Writer’ held by Positive Writer. This is my entry.
Just Write 2

In the fall of 2002

God spoke to me. Not audibly, but loud enough in my spirit I responded. It was our Global Impact Conference. We have Missionaries who are serving all over the entire world come for 4 days to our Church to share their mission stories. The last night, after a powerful message the pastor invited anyone who feels called to serve in Missions in anyway to come to the front. God didn’t call me as a Missionary. He told me “Brenda, I want you to share your story.” I went forward, prayed and lifted my calling up to the Lord and laid it down at His feet.

Here is an entry from my journal:


Touched by the Master!

Touched by the Master!

My own little “pity party”.           Pity Party pic

As I sat there having my own little “pity party” yesterday, I realized once again how much I need the Lord.  I need His love; His comfort and I need His touch. Instead of being “touched by an angel”, I need to be touched by the Master Healer, Jesus!  Sometimes, especially as women, we let the world swallow us up with doubt, loneliness, insecurity and sometimes even hopelessness.  We feel we just can’t seem to get it right, no matter how hard we try.

Now, most of the time, I have it all together and life doesn’t usually pull me down too much. I am not a person who mopes around feeling sorry for myself. The occasional kid worries or if there is more month than money, are my main “joy zappers”. I have my hand and my heart in many things. But even those of us who have complete trust in the Lord, at times have moments of doubt. I am who I say I am, and I do what I say I am going to do. I don’t just talk the talk, I try to walk the walk. So, when things go wrong, as they sometimes do, I most the time just cry and stuff it down deep inside of me and only God, my hubby (if it doesn’t involve him), and maybe one or two friends know it. Can I get a witness?

I didn’t know…

I didn’t know I was a “stuffer” until I did the Bible study “Unglued” by Lysa Terkeurst. Most people are either a stuffer or an exploder. Or sometimes people stuff so long, and they explode. Oooh, that cannot be pretty.

Yesterday, after a few days of stuffing my feelings down, I finally just let it all out. I asked on Facebook, (more…)

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