Life Lessons with Jen

There are events in life we do not have control over. One of those events is death. A close friend passed into heaven this morning. She courageously battled cancer for over four years. She didn't complain and ALWAYS greeted me with a huge smile. I will always remember her laugh, we could laugh about anything. I'm… Continue reading Life Lessons with Jen


Are you an Overcomer?

Life is hard. Everyday we face challenges, moments that overwhelm even the most positive people. In those seconds we make a choice: we choose to become discouraged and give up or persevere and overcome.  When we decide we are going to stick with it and try again, we become an overcomer. My 9 year-old daughter… Continue reading Are you an Overcomer?


My Word for the Year: GRATITUDE

Today marks three weeks into the New Year. I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. I never have been. Many of my friends make them and I enjoy reading about their life changes and plans for the coming year.  One friend has committed to living a vegan lifestyle, she is documenting her journey on Facebook. … Continue reading My Word for the Year: GRATITUDE

General, God Moments

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Today we celebrate my Savior's birth, I will raise my voice in thanksgiving and praise for all the blessings He has bestowed on me. It's not because of those blessings that I worship Him, but rather because of what He did for me on the cross. Over 2,000 years ago Jesus came to this earth as… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Family News, General, God Moments

What I am thankful for…

Looking back over the past year I am reminded of all my blessings. I am thankful for my husband who loves me, even when I drive him crazy. We are complete opposites in so many ways, but the longer we are married the more I treasure him.  He's my best friend.  I love him for… Continue reading What I am thankful for…


42 Things you might want to know…

A fellow writer and amazing author, Morgan Busse, posted a series of questions on her blog last year. I loved the format, and like Morgan I also love answering questionnaires. I am totally geeky that way. I thought it was a fun way to get to know Morgan, so I saved the list thinking I… Continue reading 42 Things you might want to know…


Why I became THAT crazy woman at the mall

It was raining when we went to the mall. Not the perfect day for a family outing, but we went anyway. We were all happy to be together. It was a good day to just hang out and have fun as a family, even if we did get a little wet in the process. After… Continue reading Why I became THAT crazy woman at the mall

General, Writing

Home Sweet Home

I had a wonderful time at the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference. It was both an incredible and very humbling experience to feel God's presence at each session and during each conversation. I felt like I was walking on air the entire weekend.  I don't think I stopped smiling the whole time. The first… Continue reading Home Sweet Home