Thursday, December 20, 2012

I Resolved

Here we are again at the time of the year when we are winding down the past year and planning for the new.  I know—the world is supposed to come to an end tomorrow (according to the Mayan calendar.) I much prefer the Christian calendar that began when Jesus was on earth. He said in Matthew 24:35-36 & 44:
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

At the beginning of 2012, I made several resolutions and wondered how long it would take me to break them. Here is my score card: finish unpacking from our move—mostly done; organize closets and my office—a work in progress; lose weight and exercise—Forget About It; publish my memoir—YAY, it’s done!

On December 16, I launched my book, Born Three Times, at a book debut and signing event at our church. It was a rainy, messy day but many people braved the weather and came out to support the effort and buy books. Additional books were purchased this past week by others who couldn’t attend. I am so blessed by the response and excited about new opportunities to share my story in 2013. Keep me in mind for speaking engagements at groups where I can tell my story and promote my book next year.

I received the following email from my friend, Neeraj Kamdar, who now lives in Kenya. With his permission, I am quoting his endorsement of my book.

“I just finished reading your book and I’m really amazed. Your story is just unbelievable and I want to thank you for sharing it.  It is going to be a source of inspiration for me when I go through ups and downs in life. It’s amazing to realize how far the world has come since you were a little kid in Burke. Who would have thought that just over a half century later, you would write your memoirs, publish it digitally, and someone in Kenya would download it and read it on an iPad.”

To order your copy, go to the tab at the top of my blog on the right called How to Order. Links are provided for you to download to your eReader or order a soft cover copy. Email me at if you would like a signed copy ($18 for book & postage.)

Please comment below and tell me about your New Year’s resolutions—past and present.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Two Late Bloomers,

Charles and Frieda Dixon



  1. I have loved sharing the ride with you on your book journey!! Your story has inspired me to keep on keeping on like you have always done. Merry Christmas and a God blessed New Year to you Two Late Bloomers!!!!

  2. What a joy we have as sisters in the Lord Jesus... knowing for certain that our names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life and that we are ready when He should call.
    I love being your sister, Frieda.

  3. Glad to see the book published. I know it will be an inspiration to a lot of people. I pray that 2013 will bring much success for you with the sale of your book and Charles with his plane testing.

  4. I think you did very well with your resolutions. Born Three Times is an amazing recounting of your courage and faith through good and difficult times. I'm blessed to have shared some of it with you. Blessings on you and Charles and all your goals for 2013. As usual, I've made no resolutions. Just intend to trust the Lord to guide me through another year.

  5. I'm a big fan of setting goals so I was intrigued to read your post. A goal is a dream with a timeframe and an action plan. Sounds like you know how to make it happen. Best wishes on your book sales!

  6. Your book was fabulous. You have such courage, inspiration and faith. I enjoyed every chapter and honestly didn't want the book to end. Keep on keeping on Frieda. You are touching many lives with your blog and writing. God bless you throughout the new year and always.
    My resolution is one extra hour sleep per night. Hasn't happened yet.