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
Hello? Anybody Home?
Can you believe it’s been over a year since I posted to this blog?! 😱 And it was such a busy, crazy year, too, filled with things I could have shared in several posts! Although, the busyness might help account for why I didn’t take the time to stop and write everything down and post… Continue reading Hello? Anybody Home?
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
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
Too Much To Ask
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
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?
Joy in Discipline?
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?
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
I Dedicate This Book To…
The other week, I briefly mentioned I plan to give the proceeds of Tinsel in a Tangle to a ministry that helps restore physical and spiritual health to girls rescued from sex trafficking. [Update: The specific ministry I decided to donate to is called Agape International Missions. To learn more, visit them at agapewebsite.org.] This… Continue reading I Dedicate This Book To…