Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Trusting God

Waiting Well–It’s Kind of Like Making Bread

  I was getting ready to make bread today and started to laugh. I know, a strange thing to do when getting ready to bake. I laughed because I realized making bread is a metaphor for my current season. Have you heard this statement? “Yes, God loves us just the way we are. But He… Continue reading Waiting Well–It’s Kind of Like Making Bread

My Publishing Journey, My Story

So How DO You Support a Writer, Anyway?

This post was originally a Facebook Live video, but I had several people ask me to post it so they could share it with their readers or print it off. I left it in outline format to make it easier to find subheadings. How DO you support a writer? The answers are not as intuitive… Continue reading So How DO You Support a Writer, Anyway?

Goals, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Pause

The Lesson of the Five Balls

Have you ever read a book purely for entertainment and then later realized that the book stuck with you? What was intended to be a diversion, a distraction, ended up teaching you something profound. Life changing. At the time, the lesson buried itself under the busyness of life; was lost in the book’s storyline. Forgotten.… Continue reading The Lesson of the Five Balls

Jesus in Everyday Life, Loving Others, My Story

The “Real” New Years Day

It's that time of year again!  I don't know about you, but the start of a new school year feels more like New Year's than the January 1st's New Year's does. Everything feels fresh. New. Like someone hit update and restart. I don't get that feeling at New Year's. I never have. Maybe it's because… Continue reading The “Real” New Years Day

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Today is the Day

Today is the day we take our oldest son to school and set up his dorm.       Today is the day I‘ve anticipated and dreaded from the day he was born. Today is the day three drive away but only two return. Today is the day he discovers he still has a lot to learn.  … Continue reading Today is the Day

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Prayer

What Happens When We Pray For Others

Have you ever had one of those moments, those unexpected moments, where you were given a blessing you didn’t know you needed? I had one of those moments a few days ago. I posted this on FB: This weekend my man and son were diagnosed with pneumonia! Fearing my turn is here. Frustrated I can’t… Continue reading What Happens When We Pray For Others

My Publishing Journey, My Story

Northwestern Christian Writers Conference 2018: Confession. Repentance. Restoration. Blessing.

Disclaimer: This is a longer post and I didn't edit it or anything. This is my raw accounting as I wrote it during the conference. I didn't what to clean it up...I wanted it to be authentic. I wanted you to see how powerfully your prayers were answered. Have you ever had one of those… Continue reading Northwestern Christian Writers Conference 2018: Confession. Repentance. Restoration. Blessing.

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Publishing Journey, My Story

IT’S TIME!! Would you commit to praying for and with me this week?

Hello, hello, hello!! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th! I had the privilege of being on vacation with family for the week. And I confess: I didn't write anything new! However, I was busily editing my book proposal for this weekend's Christian writer's conference. I feel like I'm back in school, and I… Continue reading IT’S TIME!! Would you commit to praying for and with me this week?

Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

The Devil’s Roller Coaster??

Warning: I purposely didn't edit this post. I wanted it to be my raw thoughts and feelings as I wrestled with God this morning. I have a feeling if I polished it and made it read perfectly it would lose some of its authenticity. This is me at my most real. This morning while eating… Continue reading The Devil’s Roller Coaster??

Jesus in Everyday Life, Matthew, My 15 Minutes, My Story

My 15 Minutes: Matthew 1:18-19: Epitaphs, Legacy, and Joseph

Have you ever wondered what your epitaph would be? I’m not being morbid. I’m honestly curious. Up until a few months ago, I didn’t give it much thought either. What changed? One of my heroes crossed the finish line into Heaven. Okay, so that you know, I have not become preoccupied with death. I’ve become… Continue reading My 15 Minutes: Matthew 1:18-19: Epitaphs, Legacy, and Joseph