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Writestream Tuesday with Lori Colombo-Dunham – UPDATED with Archive


Today I had the pleasure of interviewing my good friend and client Lori Colombo-Dunham about her new book Reflections on the Ring: An Ordinary Woman’s Extraordinary Tale of How She Saved Her Marriage and Family. If you missed it live, click to listen. And be sure to visit her blog Reflections on the Ring, where you can purchase the book. It makes a wonderful gift for anyone seeking information and inspiration on how to renew their own marriage or life.

UPDATE: Missed it live? Click to listen.


A Pastor’s Review of Reflections on the Ring


Many thanks to the wonderful Reverend Bernie Lutchman for this thoughtful review of Reflections on the Ring:

Reflections on the Ring took a lot of soul-searching, courage and yes, faith to write. It was encouraging to me to see how Lori never stepped away from her traditional faith and turned it into something proactive that will impact her family for decades to come. I will encourage the reader to grasp the conundrum she faced when transitioning from her dream wedding to the nightmarish, almost mind-altering experience of getting married in a South Florida courthouse in front of a Judge! Her emotional conflicts and anxiety come over in the book as she tries to come to terms with marrying a man who bought her a Cubic Zirconia wedding ring! Here she was, with her 110 year old heirloom wedding ring from her great- grandmother, having recently given up a 2.5 carat engagement ring from a man she discovered she did not love, just to marry Dave in a cold impersonal courtroom. Could this get any more mind-boggling?

To her credit and here is where the minister in me warmed up to Lori, the person – she turned to the only Place she could find comfort and even peace. Even when things were darkest…. Even when bills were tough to pay…. Even when Dave was tough to love, she kept the Faith. What I loved about this “page-turner” is the various Scripture references therein, which are placed strategically along the narrative to tie into what was occurring at the time in Lori’s life! More impressive was her reliance on the writings from the wonderful prayer ministry of Stormie Omartian, with whom I am acquainted through my association (from 2006) with the Colorado-based National Day of Prayer Task Force. Stormie was once a speaker at one of our prayer summits up in the amazing Rocky Mountains, where praying to our Glorious God comes really easy (after one beholds the majestic mountains).

Here is a passage from Lori Columbo-Dunham’s book which I found very uplifting and beautiful. May it encourage you to pick it up and spend a couple hours reading it:
● When the unexpected happens, lead with your gut, follow your heart, trail with your head.
● Live by your conscience and take responsibility for your actions.
● Be conscious and respectful of his built-in psychological need to escape to his cave when warranted.

● Always be prepared for God’s destiny for you especially when it seems to contradict your own plans for your life. 

To read the entire post, visit Bernie’s excellent blog, The Write Stuff. Thank you for taking the time to read and review, Bernie!
Photo by Balazs Szabo.

The spirit of Tweezer Beezer lives!

As my readers know, I represent author Balazs Szabo and his wonderful book Tweezer Beezer. Today he emailed me this extraordinary photo of his garbage….or is it? Seems to me the spirit of Tweezer Beezer lives on in this photograph Balazs took today. Amazing!

Photo by Balazs Szabo.
Photo by Balazs Szabo.

Don’t forget to join Tweezer and me for the #WSW Twitter Chat this Wednesday at 1 p.m. Eastern!


Tuesday Musings


I’ve spent the last few days hard at work on the finishing touches for Reflections on the Ring, now scheduled for release on November 22. As with most worthy projects we hit a few snags along the way, mostly in the techie arena, but we’re working hard to overcome them. I can’t believe how much has changed in the past five years since I published Water Signs — mainly the price tag for certain services like formatting!

Actually, it’s not really the formatting that has skyrocketed; it’s the fact that you can no longer pay for a simple, stand-alone service like formatting. No, you must now purchase “packages” that include formatting (and probably a whole lot of other things you don’t really want or need), beginning at the “reasonable” price of $999! Um, yeah, sure.

As I told the guy on the phone, my client has already paid good money for professional writing and editing services, in addition to online marketing. We’ll figure out the formatting ourselves, thank you very much. And we did. Because all I had to do was model the PDF for my own book to get all of the necessary elements into the document, in  proper order. Of course, this book is also including lots of great family photos so there’s an extra element of challenge. But we’re up to that task, too!

I want to thank all of my bloggers who are standing by waiting to publish their Reflections on the Ring reviews, and/or have already sent me excellent feedback via email. We cannot wait until the book is ready for purchase, just in time for Thanksgiving, Christmas and all of the upcoming family-oriented holidays!

While sorting through pictures over the years with my client and friend, I came across this one from Easter of 2008. My how time flies!



I won’t give away the names of these adorable munchkins who really aren’t so little anymore, although even more precious than ever. Readers of Reflections on the Ring will know them soon enough!

In the meantime, I’ll be interviewing the gorgeous, talented U.S. Air Force veteran Lisa Mei today at 1 p.m. Eastern on Writestream. If you are a vet (or someone who supports our vets), feel free to call in to the show at (347) 945-7246. We look forward to seeing you there!

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