Twenty years ago, I spent the summer before my senior year of college working with missionaries in Austria, after which I traveled to Heidelberg, Germany, where I studied for a semester at the university. God asked something of me during that time that has had a long-lasting impact on my life. It's His question--and the… Continue reading Too Much To Ask
But first, an update! I can now share two more contest results with you: I didn’t win. 😛 After I have a chance to read over my entry for the Guideposts' short story contest and retweak some things (cuz that’s what writers love to do—tweak, tweak, and more tweak), I’ll share it here. A part… Continue reading A Little Knit of This and a Little Knit of That
I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve entered my book in several contests over the last few months. Tinsel in a Tangle was the runner-up in the Selah Awards Debut Novel category (yay!), but I’m still waiting for the calendar months to flip a couple more times to find out the results of the… Continue reading Do I Trust God at His Word?
In early May, Hubby traveled back to New England to visit with his folks and work on a blueberry "fort" for his mom--dang those pesky birds! I don't typically look forward to him leaving, but this time I could hardly wait to drive him to the airport. I had plans to work on a project… Continue reading Mod Podge Makeover
Just had to share my exciting news. So, I've entered a few book contests this year, and while the outcomes of most are still a ways off (I won't find out how I did in one until next spring!), today my heart leaped in my chest when I found an email with the word "contest" in… Continue reading Tinsel’s a Finalist!
As I write this, my daughters and I are visiting relatives in MA during my girls’ Montana spring break. We’re nearing the final few days, and I’m trying not to blink. Whenever I go on a trip (heck, sometimes when Hubby just drives us to church), one of my must-haves is some kind of knitting… Continue reading A Little Bit of Knit
This started out as a Facebook post, but I changed my mind in the end. Did I take the coward’s way out? Maybe (although I did link this to my home page). FB is such a volatile place these days, I don’t want to add to it. But does that mean I stay completely silent?… Continue reading What Do We Expect?
Welcome to 2018! Have you jumped aboard the bandwagon and chosen your word for this year yet? Last year, I chose the word purposeful, because I knew I had to be just that in how I used my time to get things accomplished between all the writing-related deadlines I had on my plate. Well, I… Continue reading Joy in Discipline?
I recently celebrated my 41st birthday, and as I reflect over a year that began with me stumbling into a writer’s desert, it looks like I might finish it out emerging onto fertile grasses. All glory to God, who never left my side through the dry and barren wasteland. Here are some of the things… Continue reading From Deserts to Green Pastures
Hello, friends! I have two things to share with you today. First...thanks to so many of you, TINSEL IN A TANGLE made it to that monetary threshold and is coming out in paperback!! Paperback copies are actually available now online at Barnes & Noble and will be available later this week over at Amazon.com. The cherry on top?… Continue reading A BookSweeps Giveaway!