Upcoming Interview!

 Kimberley Payne interviewed me on her podcast called Health Matters–Healthy Spirit Healthy Body. It’s a show for women who want to improve their spiritual and physical health.

In the interview titled God, Gluttony & You, I talk about how gluttony is the ‘permissible’ Christian sin. Our lack of self-control is a blemish on our call to holy living. I want to bring us to an awareness of our responsibility in this area.

 I invite you to listen on iTunes at http://apple.co/1bOTCX0 or on Stitcher Radio at http://bit.ly/HMStitcher  or Kimberley’s website at www.kimberleypayne.com.

The Health Matters Podcast interviews guest experts who agree that prayer & Bible study are to the spirit what exercise and healthy eating are to the body. If you liked my interview please help spread the word by leaving a rating and review on iTunes. Kimberley has written directions on how to do this at http://bit.ly/HMiTunesReview

Step 1 to Learning Twitter

Buy Ruth L. Snyder’s book, Learn Twitter in 10 easy steps. I joined Twitter ages ago but that totally describes my participation. I joined and sat on my laurels. For the life of, I couldn’t figure out my user name from my handle. Anyway, wonderful resilient Ruth did all that for me and possible for you if you are as twitter-clueless as me!

Write Canada-Here I Come!

I didn’t think I would get to go to Write Canada  this year…

and then all of a sudden…just when I’d given up all thought of going…

circumstances changed !!!

I am not only going but…I am staying in the same room with my good friend Fern! …I will meet tons (no reference to your sizes-honest!) of others I know only by e-mail. And the bonus is, I will learn more about writing! What a wonderful blessing all round! Brenda J Wood

From Tandy’s New Book


As a friend and I were walking along a path in the woods, we noticed a few mushrooms growing nearby.  Once we started looking for them, many more of varying sizes and shapes were seen.

My friend leaned closer to take a picture of one of the larger mushrooms.  Wanting an unobstructed shot, she carefully moved a few blades of grass that were resting along the top of it.  I was surprised to see the marks that the grass left in the surface of the mushroom.  The light contact with the grass had left an impression which had changed the mushroom’s appearance.

This made me think about things that I come in contact with in my life.  Everything has the power to leave a permanent impression.  It doesn’t have to be something large to alter the way others view me.

Knowing this, I need to be aware of the influences in my life.  Is it the positive or negative that will leave the impression?  The more time I spend with God, the more His impression will be seen in me.  His impression is what will make my life attractive to others.

Don’t become like the people of this world.  Instead, change the way you think.  Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants – what is good, pleasing and perfect.  Romans 12:2 GWT

From Dragonflies, Snowdrifts and Spice Cake

The book is available on her website www.tandyb.com  Anyone who purchases  through this website will receive a pdf copy of her first book Inspirations From The Everyday.

Tandy Balson
Inspirational Speaker and Author
website: www.tandyb.com
blog: www.timewithtandy.com
email: timewithtandy@shaw.ca