"Who I am is God's Gift to Me. What I become is My Gift to God." 'Marcus Hamilton'
Creating an 'eye-catching' front page
is not an easy feat...
How do we appeal to every age...
To each 'online' person we meet?
Then the notion hit me,
early on one day...
What you need to see is talent,
Evidence, on display...
And since I have a tendency
to often think in Rhyme...
Perhaps this verse will strike a chord
if you're visiting for the First Time.
Check Out My Latest Book!
Mediocrity to Maturity, A Journey from Despair to Repair
Learn how applying Faith leads to repair,
Even in the midst of terrible loss!
The purpose of penning 'Mediocrity to Maturity' was to share God-sized life lessons learned through hardships, tragedy & triumph. A friend of mine told me that something simple like 'Shark Tales' would've been a good title. "You waste way too much time thinking up your book titles", he laughingly said!
I hope that many young people will read this book and learn the importance of running to God instead of running away; as "running away" always leads to despair!
I've learned much about my purpose in life and I believe that by offering the right tools and applying the right habits, everyone can move forward and into an abundant relationship with Jesus Christ. Our ultimate goal in life is to Love Him and Know Him well enough to be more like Him! We are His ambassadors--His representatives--His hands & feet --chosen to positively impact a lost and dying world.
My personal journey has taken me from Rheumatic fever at age six through a twenty-four year bout with seizures--to radical Brain Surgery in 1999'--( 'Right-Temporal Lobectomy')...
This procedure has caused me to be...
Completely healed and seizure-free!
Click on the Bio link below to read my complete story.
The greatest impact in my life has come from Knowing the Lord, Jesus Christ and learning to walk in step with Him each day. Without Him, I probably would not be here, but because of Him, I can tell you that miracles do still happen. I am walking proof!
Thank you for dropping into my den... I sincerely hope your heart is encouraged by the words on this page...
Birth Place: Monroe, NC USA
Accomplishments: Frances has authored three books, The Significance of a Dream, An Inspirational Book of Poetry and Short Stories, Perils & Promises, Life On Mission-a true and accurate account of life on the mission field, and Mediocrity to Maturity, A Journey from Despair to Repair.
ALL of these books contain Inspirational Nuggets of Truth about life and undeniable faith that comes from Knowing and Trusting in the One and Only, True and Living God.
Frances has published poetry with the International Library of Poets and her work is displayed in a volume entitled, "The Colors of Life" copyright 2003 by Watermark Press.
She has also published articles within a western Union County publication, "The County Edge." She has had several mission articles published in the "Baptists On Mission" magazine--a publication offered by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in an effort to mobilize Christians around the state to become active in missions.
You will enjoy her God-given gift of expression through the written word.
Frances' believes her greatest achievement came through raising a wonderful son--a once-small boy with a great big heart who became an active marine. After serving nine years in the Marine Corps and 2 tours in Iraq, he settled in Maryland and works in the DC area.
Although her son has settled far from home, Frances trusts that God has him exactly where He needs him to be for such a time as this.
Frances also has charming grandkids!(:)
Random Acts of Kindness by Frances Seymour
A reminder of the rewards that come from small acts of kindness...
Closure by Frances Seymour
A God-size answer to daunting questions!...
Defining Moment by Frances Seymour
How we can be so easily defined by circumstances and words...
'Divine Interruptions' by Frances Seymour
What can happen when we choose to share time with others....
Personality Conflict by Frances Seymour
Learn how to effectively deal with a personality conflict....
Going Where We Don't Want to Go by Frances Seymour
We all have to go somewhere or do something that we may not want to do at some point and time in life. This is something to think about......
Health Restored by Frances Seymour
Thoughts of how restoration can and does take place in our lives and in the lives of others too!...
I Can't Believe It! by Frances Seymour
In today's society, you can't believe it?...
The Prayer Pot by Frances Seymour
An idea that will keep your keep your prayer life flowing freely!...
Tell the Story by Frances Seymour
"If you can write, write for the Lord", my pastor says, so here goes!...
Captured Moment by Frances Seymour
For everyone that has loved and lost someone near and dear to their hearts....
Going Home by Frances Seymour
Thoughts of my precious sister entering into eternity......
Scenes of Winter by Frances Seymour
An inspirational view of a winter blast entering man's heart in the summertime....
Passion and Purpose by Frances Seymour
Thoughts on the importance of bearing fruit for our good and His glory. Enjoy!...
Change of Direction by Frances Seymour
Thoughts about how we are allowed to make wrong choices in order to produce right results......
Facing Fears by Frances Seymour
A story about facing fears by getting into the thick of things and simply doing it and then seeing with clarity the benefits in doing so!...
Happy to Tears by Frances Seymour
A clear description of joy overflowing...Enjoy!...
Dream Job by Frances Seymour
Behind every cloud there is a silver lining!
Beyond Mediocrity by Frances Seymour
This story is one that will make you think about where you are now and where you might like to be...Enjoy!...
Life Hurts by Frances Seymour
A Sisterly Reminder......
Fishers of Men by Frances Seymour
A true story about life on the mission field that gently reminds us to be 'Fishers of Men.'...
Many Hats by Frances Seymour
From the mouth of babes...
Trail of Love by Frances Seymour
Remembering the trail of love left behind by a cherished friend--what a legacy he left for us....
Fiery Encounter by Frances Seymour
This story comes from an ordinary family gathering viewed from an eternal perspective. Enjoy!...
The Squeeze by Frances Seymour
In this story, I was given words of wisdom from an unknown author and I wrote a story using life application. Enjoy!...
No Hurry by Frances Seymour
The best way to begin any day... ...
A True Friend by Frances Seymour
Description of the character and integrity of a true friend...
In His Presence by Frances Seymour
Reminder that we are to 'Rejoice in the Lord. Again I say Rejoice-' as the Apostle Paul stated....
Fallen Leaves by Frances Seymour
shapely words describing the beauty of falling leaves in late fall....
Smart Words by Frances Seymour
Simply Smart Words of Encouragement......
Daddy's Words by Frances Seymour
The awesome power of Daddy's Words explained...through the eyes of a child....
Twist of Fate by Frances Seymour
I've been thinking about her for days. Seems she weighs heavily on my mind; especially this time of year. Perhaps, because today is her birthday. If my treasured sister was still with us, she'd be 49 ...
Mystery Eyes by Frances Seymour
Looking into the deep, mysterious eyes of the elderly, these thoughts came to mind....
Mind Trap by Frances Seymour
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7...
No Greater Fan by Frances Seymour
An inspirational request for victory and release......
God Revealed by Frances Seymour
A glimpse of God though the eyes of nature....
In Limbo by Frances Seymour
Have you gone for days without writing, following the completion of a major project? If so, you will relate....
Captured By His Presence by Frances Seymour
Thoughts about the fruits of being consecrated to our Lord......
God Has A Plan by Frances Seymour
Words of wisdom to hold onto as believers......
A Mother Is... by Frances Seymour
With Mother's Day on the horizon, I awoke with these thoughts ...Enjoy!...
Happy New Year 2009! by Frances Seymour
You will enjoy this poetic view of what we really should expect from the new year....
The Week Before Christmas by Frances Seymour
A poetic view of the world and what should be most important during the Christmas Holiday Season. Enjoy!...
Love Lingers by Frances Seymour
A poetic description of lingering love burning within a spouse left behind...for a season....
A Numbers Chase by Frances Seymour
Thoughts following a week of intense accounting principles at work! Who says you can't teach old dogs new tricks?
Hurry Up! by Frances Seymour
A fast-paced fun description of my first metro train ride--Enjoy!...
Worse Things Than Dying by Frances Seymour
A tribute to my only sister, Dianne. She was in a horrible car accident in 1999, one that has left her severely brain injured today....
A Rare Gem by Frances Seymour
A glimpse into the growth process of a very hard-headed child of God!...
State of Mind by Frances Seymour
Every writer, administrator, pastor, teacher or educator can relate to this inspiring and creative write. Enjoy!...
Beyond the Christmas Stable by Frances Seymour
An explanation of how Jesus came to be like me so I can be like Him....
Image of Daddy by Frances Seymour
This poem clearly describes the wisdom of daddy gone but not forgotten. I am sure that most all of you can relate to this verse. Enjoy!...
A New Work Begins by Frances Seymour
Vision of new work to begin in the sandhills of North Carolina!...
The Right Tools by Frances Seymour
What are some of the tools used on the mission field? What are the benefits of a good journal? Why should I record special events in life?...
The Rock by Frances Seymour
One of my favorite stories using a simple rock as an analogy......
Close to The Master by Frances Seymour
Life is all about relationships--with God and with each other! Enjoy!...
No Differences… by Frances Seymour
This article actually appeared in our local County Edge Newspaper this summer! Enjoy!...
Jagged Edge of Change by Frances Seymour
This Article about much needed change was Published in ‘The County Edge’ 12/1/06
Evidence of Change by Frances Seymour
This Article was Published in ‘The County Edge’ 11/10/06
Why read Perils & Promises? by Frances Seymour
A 'Birds-eye' Vew of Life on the Mission Field....
Short Story Published! by Frances Seymour
Hope Whispers, An Anthology of Inspirational Poems and Short Stories...
Perils & Promises / My bio too!
Check out my complete bio and book about life outside one's comfort zone. It's challenging, thought provoking and even a bit humorous! You will enjoy this true depiction of life on mission!
North Carolina Baptists on Mission
Great site to visit if you are looking for a mission project for your group!
Connect with friends and family in an ever-growing popular way.
Great place to relax, read, have fun and learn to write by topic. Join the group by placing your work out there to be read and critiqued by other artists!
One of Frances short stories was accepted for publication in an Anthology of Inspirational Poetry and Short Stories by Whispering Angel Books entitled, Hope Whispers.
Frances has conducted several radio interviews,book signings and speaking engagements.
She is a gifted speaker with a powerful testimony--one that God has allowed to be shared in many churches throughout North Carolina.
Frances' books are available at any bookstore by request and on this site. You can purchase quickly and easily through Amazon.com,booksamillion.com,Barnes & Noble and pleasantword.com--