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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Looking Out the Window: Lillian Duncan Talks about Facing Adversity and Tells Us How in God, Life & Hula Hoops, Her New Book.

A Warm Welcome to Lillian Duncan

Lillian will give away EITHER a PDF OR Kindle copy of her new book, God, Life and Hula Hoops. To enter to win leave a comment and an e-mail address below.

Even a Hula Hoop!

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, when the going gets tough, the tough get going or maybe they go shopping. I forget which it is. But what about writers? When the going gets tough, they write! And so I have. God, Life and Hula Hoops is the result.

In 2012 I was diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors. Fortunately they were benign, but as I like to say, there are two definitions for benign. One being non- cancerous, the other meaning harmless—which my brain tumors definitely are not!

My life took a dramatic turn with the diagnosis and is still topsy-turvy to this day. Life isn’t always easy, but there is always hope because God doesn’t leave us alone in our battles. Even before I needed them, God taught me what I needed to stay in his peace and joy, in spite of all the difficulties I face because of the tumors.

How did that happen?

By learning to listen FOR and TO God.

Find out how in God, Life and Hula Hoops.

In God, Life and Hula Hoops I share the “spiritual listening lessons” that have helped me face adversity in, what I hope is, a godly way. I may take a light-hearted approach, but the lessons God taught me are not! They are real and they work—at least they have for me!
God still speaks and he can use the oddest things to do so—even a hula hoop!

As a retired speech-language pathologist, Lillian knows the importance of listening. God can speak to us in many different ways. There may be weirder examples, but God used the hula hoop to teach the author new insights as well as remind her of long-forgotten gems of wisdom that have helped her face adversity.

God still speaks and he can use the oddest things to do so—even a hula hoop!

Are you listening?

Buy God, Life and Hula Hoops here


Lillian Duncan…Stories of faith mingled… with murder & mayhem.

Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband, three parrots, one Jack Russell, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that she’s thinking of renaming Clifford since he keeps growing and growing and….

As a speech pathologist in the public schools for over thirty years, she worked with students of all ages with a wide variety of handicapping conditions, but especially with deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives especially God’s Word.

Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us. To learn more about Lillian and her books, you may visit her at or She also has a devotional blog at


Sonja said...

Sounds like a very good book. The Hula Hoops part is me.

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Finbar said...

Congratulations on being able to write and deal with your personal problems at the same time, quite an accomplishment by itself. And working for 30 years with kids that are in need of special teaching skills to learn is a most challenging career. Hope all your book ideas are successful but obviously you will continue to write based on what you have done to date. Best wishes always....

Mary Preston said...

I love this title & look forward to a most interesting read.


June Foster said...

Lillian, this is such a timely post. I've heard many people comment that they don't know how to hear God. Thank you for writing this book and I pray many will be blessed by it.

Miss Mae said...

Love your title! :) But I am sorry for your health problems, and hope you are able to overcome them. Good health is so necessary and sometimes we take it for granted (when we're very young and our mind is preoccupied with "play") :)

Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors, and for continued improved healthy years ahead! :)

Pookah1 Dedanaan said...

Love the title and the content. Recently (couple years ago) I lost my oldest cousin to a rare brain tumor. This year Pat's younger brother, Mark, was diagnosed as having the same tumor. It is inoperable and extremely aggressive. Pat had just turned 70 when she passed. Mark is 65 now and undergoing treatment. He's a good candidate from some of the experimental treatments and Johns Hopkins is taking care of him. This book, discussing issues that are already close to my heart, and I'm praying for you and others who deal with this nasty little thing called tumors.

Gina said...

You are an inspiration,Lillian! Best wishes to you.
Thank you, Gail, for an outstanding post.
Blessings all around :)