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 …

Faint-Heart, What Got Into You?

Peter walked on water. And then he didn’t. It’s an oft-told story, even by some not familiar with scripture. A storm was raging. The disciples saw Jesus walking across the lake and thought he was a ghost. They cried out in fear. Hear this story from The Message, Matthew 14: Meanwhile, the boat was far …

Diverse Female Voices Bring Light To The World

Story-tellers, every one of them. These 140+ women who make up Redbud Writers Guild have become “my people” in the 18 months I’ve been part of the clan. They’re women from across the country and around the world, with varying degrees of education and experience, of all ages and many different ethnic groups who worship …