Feelings

Feelings

This past month at our church retreat I learned something about myself. Have you ever thought you were depending on God, but then realized you were trying to handle life on your own terms? I suppose in my mind I expected God to see how awesome my ideas were and endorse them. The retreat topic … Continue reading

Remembering

Remembering

Dear Grandma, It’s been a year since you moved to Heaven. A year without a phone call, the sound of your laugh, talking politics, or sharing family news. By now, you’ve walked with Jesus and sang with the angels. You’ve talked to Noah and discussed life with Peter.  Have you moved into your mansion yet? … Continue reading

2018: Expect

2018: Expect

In the beginning, I had so many mixed feelings over my word for 2018. EXPECT. When I prayed for what my word would be this year, I had several thoughts about what would work. I actually prayed and told God what I thought my word should be, but instead of rejoicing I only received an … Continue reading

Year in Review

Year in Review

I started the year with the word, FORWARD. After much prayer, I felt like that was the word God gave me and I embraced it anxious to see how God would use it.  For years, I had worked on a story by re-writing it several times. It was the story of my heart. I was … Continue reading

Will you be Remembered?

Will you be Remembered?

Have you heard of Humans of New York? I love their Facebook posts because they bring people into my life who have a story to tell. Today while watching episode 2 of their new series a man said, “I don’t want to be remembered. I didn’t achieve my dream.” If I could tell him one thing, … Continue reading

Giveaway: Chasing the Lion

Giveaway: Chasing the Lion

From the blood-soaked sand of the Roman arena, a divine destiny will rise. For as long as Jonathan Tarquinius can remember, everyone has wanted something from him. His half brother wants him dead. His master’s wife wants his innocence. The gladiator dealers want him to fight—and die—for their greed. Rome’s most famous prostitute wants his love. And … Continue reading

2017 ACFW Pre-Conference Mix & Mingle

Next Wednesday I’ll be on the road driving to Dallas with two awesome writing friends. We will spend the next four days talking to fellow writers whose eyes will not glaze over when we ramble on about our books.  🙂  We will talk to agents and publishers and try to sell a book or two. I’d … Continue reading

Agent News

Agent News

I have some big news to share with you today!! For years I have worked on my writing craft. I’ve completed manuscripts, attended writing conferences, and workshops. Through it all God has blessed me. I remember when I first felt called to write.  John was entering preschool and I was at a cross road. I had … Continue reading

Catastrophic

Catastrophic

When they use big words like catastrophic to describe the rain pelting your home you tend to wonder what is going on. The local news seems focused on the worst case scenarios which for once are pretty accurate in Houston. Everyone here seems to know someone who needs to be rescued because their house is … Continue reading

Beauty Bags 101

Beauty Bags 101

The entryway is dark. We knock on the door, but there’s no answer. We wait. It’s a bit awkward but we believe someone is inside. A blinking light on a camera in the corner of the ceiling tells us someone is watching. A few minutes later a woman answers. She doesn’t speak English. We offer … Continue reading