The Disturbance

I was born a wallflower. I loved to sit, watch, listen, and not talk. Having a relationship with God forced me out of that comfortable place. Because of my job with the Internal Revenue Service, He placed me into Toastmasters through my employer and enabled me to enjoy public speaking. Because of this training IContinue reading “The Disturbance”

9/11 in Gander

Dorsey, a dear friend of mine raved about a musical “Come from Away” and urged me to see it. I love watching plays, but sometimes the cost is more than we can afford to pay. This is the case with this play coming to our city. I was disappointed, but decided to buy the bookContinue reading “9/11 in Gander”

2022 Perspective

The year 2022 seems to have been the fastest year ever! That saying about the older you are the faster the years go, but no longer seem to be true. Since the pandemic started in 2020 teens have said time, especially this year, is moving at an accelerated rate. For 2022 I thought God hadContinue reading “2022 Perspective”

Annual Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas to all! Here is our annual Christmas Letter. _________________________________________________ Juel A. Fitzgerald has a degree in English and is a Toastmaster trained public speaker, loves to travel, walk long distances with friends, and is a driving instructor for teens. She writes in four blogs and is the author of “Lives of a Gem!Continue reading “Annual Christmas Letter”

What a disaster!

I expected a dry set-of-facts type of book. But “The Ashtabula Disaster” by Rev. Stephen D. Peet in 1877 was not that at all! Because of visiting the grave site and the historic marker I knew the facts. In Ashtabula, Ohio ninety-two people of 159 perished in a train crash. In a terrible blizzard asContinue reading “What a disaster!”


Today I was supposed to be in Orlando, Florida for an international church summit. Instead God had me on the third day of training for a Stress Protest weekend in Colorado. In addition He has me attending the Vision World Discipleship Summit which I was supposed to be at in-person virtually. A hike and aContinue reading “Training”

The Real Story

“Put the fiction aside for now and write your story.” The Holy Spirit said. On July 15, 2020 in the heat of a pandemic, “Lives of Gem! God’s Treasured Possession” was released. Thanks to God the real story has been on the market for two years. Celebrate with us by acquiring an autographed discounted copyContinue reading “The Real Story”

Life to the Full!

The weather says summer is here even though the calendar hasn’t caught up to the temperature yet. This year summer is going to be crazy! I need to be working on my fourth book, but being a driving instructor, hiking trails as a trail ambassador, attending grandson’s swimming lessons, travel, walking distances with friends, familyContinue reading “Life to the Full!”

After the Pause

Writing and publishing a book takes time. Thanks to God three published books exist. “Lives of a Gem! God’s Treasured Possession” took two years to write and publish. “The Twelve: Fishers of Men” and “Bible Trek: Reading the Bible in Thirteen Weeks” took nine months to write and publish. All three books would be consideredContinue reading “After the Pause”

Reading Challenge

It is important to read to be an excellent writer. I love to read. This year as a Goodreads author I took on the 2021 reading challenge. I have never done this before. I merely read to read not to read a specific amount in a year. During the early part of this challenge IContinue reading “Reading Challenge”

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