Congratulations to DiAnn Mills for her new romantic suspense novel High Treason! Today, February 6, 2018, is Release Day!
I am honored to have DiAnn as a guest on my blog and share in her excitement. High Treason is an action-packed read from beginning to end.
As DiAnn always says, “Expect an Adventure,” and in this new release, she’ll keep you on the edge of your seat, turning the page. Be sure to order your copy today!
What are You Doing with the Time Given You?
We approach life the same way we embrace time. Our personalities, backgrounds, culture, and ideals form how we view this priceless commodity. But what are we doing with the time given to us?
We all have the same amount of time each day: 60 minutes per hour x 24 hours = 1,440 minutes. If we subtract approximately 8 hours for sleep, our gift dwindles to 960 minutes.
Each one of us fits into at least one of these views:
- Some accept responsibility for how they spend time. They are filled with purpose, thrive on its essence.
- Some envision an opportunity to make the world a better place for others.
- Some fear time hammering away at their lives and struggle to stay young.
- Some grasp time and can’t do enough for others, while others can’t do enough for themselves.
- Some ignore time and believe it’s a state of mind.
- Some perceive time as a math problem, an infinite calculation.
- Some plan their time as if their happiness depends on tomorrow’s circumstances.
- Some prioritize time by the events of their lives.
- Some risk all they have to run a step ahead of time.
- Some spend their time working and others practice balance.
- Some strive to be good stewards of the minutes, days, and hours given to them. They are mindful with what they do and how they do it.
- Some view others who take a break as wasting time while others view resting as a necessary part of their day.
Perhaps the best way to understand how we individually regard time is to remember this acrostic
T – Trust. Trust God to guide our path.
I – Initiate. Start now to take responsibility for ownership of our time.
M – Motivate. How we spend our gift has to inspire something for us.
E – Evaluate. Take inventory of what we do with every moment we’re given.
No matter how we grasp life, time marches ahead. If we aren’t careful, it will leave us behind.
Abraham Lincoln said, “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
What are you doing with the time given to you?
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian Fiction books of 2014.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference and The Mountainside Marketing Conference with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on Facebook: www.facebook.com/diannmills, Twitter: https://twitter.com/diannmills or any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.