Dear Celeste,

What an incredibly invaluable feeling to be told that your life is an inspiration to another human being. Thank you for your kind words and beautiful poem, Celeste.

“When I look Inside” by Celeste Afanador

I see an anchor, when I close my eyes.

I see an anchor, transformed into a tree, spreading high

I see a soul, that lights the leaves to Life.

I see branches of divinity singing left and right…up and down, in and out,
infiltrating beauty, throughout the Kingdom’s sky.

I see light in the darkness, and roses on thorns. I see wings in the shadows,
and my heart’s open door.

I see streams of serenity filling the thirst, restoring the dryness to the
season’s first birth.

I see a seed that grows inside the dirt, develops, and transforms…from a
Source beyond and on earth.

The Kingdom of God is within her.
Her scars are seams.
She forever holds that rising ship to which she is anchored in heaven- her
Her source lives within her.
She is an anchor of Life…on the ground, in the sky, from INfinity she

Reader’s Review on “Angels in Action”

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the kind words from your review.

For more the full reviews and more information on my book, “Angels in Action,” click on the link here.

Karl Schmidt of Canada called “Angels in Action,” an “Uplifting and inspirational read,” said Schmidt. “Diane’s journey through her struggles will likely resonate with many readers who themselves have been faced with their own hardships on this human journey. Reading Angels in Action reminds us that we all face challenges in life and, although they might seem insurmountable to the logical mind, if we are open to assistance from the unseen we can indeed receive the help that we need.”

Reader’s Review on “Angels in Action”

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the kind words from your review.

For more the full reviews and more information on my book, “Angels in Action,” click on the link here.

Pamela Jarmon-Wade of Houston, Texas said, “I really enjoyed the journey of each story that led to a destination with an angel in action. This book gets five stars!”

Joan Rivers: Motherhood before career


What most of us usually think about when we hear the name, “Joan Rivers” is the notoriously controversial character who was never afraid to speak her mind. What many of us may not realize is that Joan Rivers made sure to prioritize her relationship with her daughter, Melissa.

ABC News reported her saying once about her relationship with her daughter, “We had to go through the bad times, but we came out of them,” said Rivers. “Melissa is the one to whom I could give total affection and feel it being absorbed and returned.”

The bond between mother and daughter was not one-sided either. In fact, Melissa Rivers said in an interview with People magazine, “The thing I had and will always have is my mother. She was right there for me.”

All jokes aside, Joan made it a priority in her life to make sure that her daughter, Melissa, knew that she was loved dearly by her mother. Despite the controversies that surround the late Joan Rivers, one cannot deny that the relationship one craves for as a parent to their child is what Joan and Melissa had. That begins with how Joan approached their relationship, that her daughter’s happiness comes first.

What are some ways that you juggle your career and your family? Place your tips in the comments below.

Staying on track with your goals

We are embarking on the third quarter of the year. Are you on track, achieving, and accomplishing your goals? If your answer is YES…KUDOS to you! Give yourself a reward, you deserve it.

If your answer is anything other than yes, “ hold on.” Here are

5 keys to staying on track:
• Stay focused and monitor energy expenditure. Do your daily actions, feelings and thoughts enable the fruition of your goals or do they impede them?
• Prioritize your goals.
• Visualize your goal as a 3D movie. Proactivity necessitates desire, and your desires are heavily shaped by your imagination. What takes precedence in shaping imagination?
• Say no. Are you spreading yourself thin?
• Get an accountability partner. Being social is central to every plane of our life—to say that the courage to be open about your goals will pay off is an understatement.


An Interview with Robert Sharpe

Each of us has been through brokeness. But brokeness does not have the last word. Join me on Wednesday, July 30 at 2:00 PM (PST) as Robert Sharpe of blogtalkradio talks to me about overcoming adversity and brokeness experienced in my life–and how my inner spirit has allowed me to actively live into hope.

Tune in at 2!