“Do it afraid.”

— Joyce Meyer, author, speaker, evangelist


 Well, I did it. I was shaking in my boots, but I did it.

I went LIVE on Facebook!!

And you know what? It was SO much fun (uh, after I botched it three times!) and SO personal (like I was talking one-on-one with everybody who came to my page) that I think I want to do it more often now that I know how. But definitely for a waaaaaay shorter time period, like maybe 5-10 minutes here and there.

I actually did this live video as part of my Seeker blog this week, so if you want a detailed “HOW TO” regarding Facebook Live, I encourage you to go read my Seekerville blog HERE.  

NOTE: I will be picking a winner tomorrow morning, 8/11/17, for a $25 Amazon gift card and having a character named after you in my next book, so be sure to leave a comment because then you’ll be eligible to win. PLUS … if you mention you are a Journal Jot reader, you’re automatically in the draw for a secret JJ giveaway of an e-copy of His Steadfast Love (or any of my indie books or novellas).

If you missed the video and just want to check it out, the link is below, but be advised it’s pretty long, so if you just want some highlights, you can slide the time ball up to the 11:14 time period to see me get a little weepy when I talk about YOU guys, my reader friends whom I LOVE!  Then at about 14:00, I follow it up with an answer to Lynne Feurerstein’s question about future O’Connor Christmas novellas, and at the 24:30 time mark, I talk about why I write as passionately as I do. It all ends up with a group prayer at about the 41:00 mark, so I hope you check it out.


Like I said, I had SO much fun that I thought it might be a real kick to do occasional, short live blips here and there, maybe like a “Coffee Break with a CDQ” or an occasional “Q&A with a CDQ.”  That way I can just chit-chat briefly with each of you, answer any questions you might have, update you on what I’m doing, or just give you a quick tour of my writing space on my veranda (complete with ducks, herons, turtles, fish, and even the love of my life, IF he’ll do it!). So if you would like to be notified when I go live on Facebook, all you have to do is subscribe on my Facebook page as follows:

1.) Click on the small, downward-facing arrow in the top right-hand corner of the live video post (or it might be 3 dots)


2.) Choose “Turn On Notifications.”


3.) Or you can also “Like” my page, which makes it more likely that you’ll be notified of my next live broadcast.


More Giveaways, But Ending Soon!

If you haven’t read His Steadfast Love yet, here’s your chance to snag a copy! But you best hurry — both these giveaways end SOON!!

WENDI KITSTEINER’S BLOG: Giveaway of a paperback copy of my favorite book I’ve ever written — A Hope Undaunted! And if you win it and want a signed bookplate, just let me know, and I will send you one. PLUS … if you are a Journal Jot reader, just indicate that in your comment on Wendi’s blog, and I will throw in an e-book copy of His Steadfast Love too, so GOOD LUCK and here’s the link:  Wendi Kitsteiner’s Blog

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 — OVERCOMING WITH GOD BLOG: Drop by to read sweet Bonnie Roof’s review of His Steadfast Love and be entered to win a signed paperback copy of HSL OR e-books of the entire series. Here’s the link: Overcoming With God Blog


Well, that’s it for now, my friends, so MEGA HUGS & HAPPY WEEKEND!