Silence Is Golden

I had a moment today. Just a moment. Isn’t it so that when you declare an intention, and you’re hoping the words might draw you and those within earshot closer to God, Satan takes notice. “You think you will___________? Well, how about if I____________!” Yeah, he did that, Picked up on my declaration that the …

Singing Praises for Susie Finkbeiner’s ‘A Song of Home’ and Offering You a Free Copy

When you read a really good, compelling book, don’t you sometimes come away wanting more? Do you wish you could learn what happened after the final chapter, the last sentence? I felt that way when I finished Susie Finkbeiner‘s first book, A Cup of Dust, and again as I read A Trail of Crumbs. I’m …

How Making a Home Can Be Your Unmaking and Being Locked Out Can Mess with Your Plans

November has never been my favorite month. Watching helplessly as the beauty of fall is stripped away by rain and short days and cold nights can be downright depressing. The only bright spot in November is Thanksgiving.   Thanksgiving has always been my holiday. My brother gets Christmas, my parents used to have Easter so …

Where Did You Find Your First Stories?

At the beginning of October, I participated in the Breathe Christian Writers Conference in Grand Rapids and was honored to share “Morning Words” with other writers. Today and tomorrow, I’m sharing with you parts of that message. A story from my message was featured here earlier this month and it’s featured on the Breathe blog …