I originally wrote the following post for Storyteller Squad—a blog my small online critique group started a few years ago to share writing tips and book reviews—but by the time I finished writing the piece, it had become a message I wanted to share here, too. So...enjoy. 😋 I sometimes feel like a rebel when… Continue reading How to Recognize a Lie? Know the Truth
Category: Downloads from Heaven
Eighteen Years in the Blink of an Eye
Well, it happened last month: my firstborn child turned eighteen. Overnight, she became a legal adult. Her younger sister, age fifteen, is quick to remind her nowadays that she doesn’t have to ask her parents’ permission to do certain things anymore. (I think we know which of my two children needs more supervision, huh?!) ;)… Continue reading Eighteen Years in the Blink of an Eye
To Spot a Fraud, You Must First Know the Real-Deal
To know when we’re faced with false teaching, we must first be reading verified teaching: the Bible.
I wanted to make sure I didn't just talk the talk, but that I walked it, as well.
Light in the Dark
The above words came to me as I was praying last week about the mid-term elections. And it reminded me of Jesus's words in Matthew 5:14-16, when He says, “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under… Continue reading Light in the Dark
Do I Trust God at His Word?
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?
What Do We Expect?
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?
Getting Off This Roller Coaster
I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster these last few weeks and months. I must be rising toward the peak today, because I feel excited and jubilant, though I couldn’t tell you why. Nothing has physically changed in my life. My circumstances haven’t changed. But my view of some things is slowly changing. Maybe that’s… Continue reading Getting Off This Roller Coaster
That’s My Girl
Several years ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to delve into the world of smartphones shortly after the iPhone 5 had been released. Cut to four and a half years and one battery replacement later, the antenna in my iPhone 5 finally went kaput last week. Though I can’t receive or make phone… Continue reading That’s My Girl
Did You Call Me or Not?
Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to become a published author before the age of forty. Never did I expect that dream to be such a thorn in my side. Having grown up in a Christian home and coming to faith in Christ at a young age, I've long understood that God… Continue reading Did You Call Me or Not?