Nancy Jo Jenkins this week/passing something on to you

» Posted on Apr 14, 2008 in Blog | Comments Off on Nancy Jo Jenkins this week/passing something on to you

Congratulation, ausjenny. You are the winner of Carol Steward’s books.

This week I have Nancy Jo Jenkins and she is giving away in a drawing, Coldwater Revival. If you want to be entered in the drawing, please leave a comment with your email address included or email me at The drawing will end on Sunday evening.

AUTHOR BIO ~ Nancy Jo Jenkins

After teaching public school for twenty-one years, Nancy Jo left teaching to pursue a writing career. She loves to travel cross-country with her husband, attend writing retreats and conferences, market her book, and travel with close writing friends to gorgeous hideaways where they write, eat, laugh and brainstorm together. She and her husband have five grown children and an assortment of lively grandchildren, all within an hour’s drive of Nancy Jo’s home. She is a native Texan who lives in Austin. She enjoys reading great fiction, watching movies, entertaining in her home, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Nancy Jo has a B.S. degree from the University of Texas with dual certification in elementary and special education. She wrote curriculum for the Austin I.S.D. for several years. She has attended numerous writing conferences, workshops and retreats, and completed Lauraine Snelling’s Advanced Writers Intensive Fiction Retreat. She is a member of ACFW and a member of ACFW’s Central Texas Chapter. Two of her manuscripts were finalists in the Noble Theme Contest. Her debut novel, Coldwater Revival, is a finalist in ACFW’s Book of the Year, 2007.

My mother-in-law sent me this list and I wanted to pass it on to you all. Margaret

No more excuses now. God can use you to your full potential. Besides you aren’t the message, you are just the messenger. Share this with a friend or two…
In the circle of God’s love. God’s waiting to use your full potential.
1. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts…
2. Dear God, I have a problem, it’s me.
3. Growing old is inevitable; growing up is optional.
4. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
5. Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted.
6. Do the math…count your blessings.
7. Faith is the ability to not panic.
8. Laugh every day, it’s like inner jogging.
9. If you worry, you didn’t pray. If you pray, don’t worry.
10. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.
11. Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.
12. The most important things in your house are the people.
13. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still.
14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.
15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.
God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can…and the wisdom to know it’s me.”