Happy Thanksgiving! I’m very thankful for my readers, for the sweet messages and reviews you send. I write first for the Lord and then to encourage and inspire, so it’s always a blessing to hear how the Lord has touched you with my writing. As a gift to you, I wanted to share a Thanksgiving scene from [...]...read more.
The Lauren Drake series was meant to be a trilogy. Three books. Angel Discovered, Angel Defined, and Angel Reconstructed. That was my plan, but not God’s. There I was, about two years ago, wrapping up the rough draft of Angel Reconstructed. I had developed the characters, added the conflict, and shown the depths of depression along [...]...read more.
It’s finally here! Angel Resolved, the fourth book in the Lauren Drake series, is available for preorder through November 9 in paperback and Kindle. Don’t have a Kindle but want to read on the go? You can download the Kindle app to any smartphone or device! About Angel Resolved: In a new chapter of life, [...]...read more.
It started when I picked up the mail. I wondered what the large white envelope was in our box until I grabbed it and I heard the rattling of the pills. My husband’s medication that he needed since his heart attack. Heart attack. That was three weeks ago. Jeff is doing great…sticking to his diet, [...]...read more.
“How long will he be in the hospital?” I asked the cardiologist after he explained the procedure he did on my husband to open the vessel that was blocked in his heart. It was all a bit surreal. Twelve hours before Jeff and I were celebrating our son getting his driver’s license. Eight hours before [...]...read more.
Thursday September 21, 2017 – Thursday November 16, 2017 To Soma Map and Directions | Register Description: Do you struggle from seasonal, situational, or constant depression and/or anxiety? During this 6-week Bible study Kelly will teach you biblical truths and strategies to not only FIGHT but overcome. You are more than an overcomer in Christ! [...]...read more.
Teachers, need a little escape? Homeschool moms, need some alone time? Teenagers, ready for a study break? Download any of these great books on Kindle for only 99 cents through Friday, August 25th! Once you have the Kindle version of either book in the Walking the Walk series, you can download the audiobook for a [...]...read more.
Summer is my time to write. Since I still work full time as a teacher (though I’m blessed to do it out of my house), I make the most of my breaks and pour myself into my writing. My goal at the beginning of this summer was simple—revise Angel Resolved (book 4 of the Lauren [...]...read more.
My favorite week of the year—free books for you and lots of celebrating for me! Even if you own paperback copies, you’ll want to download the Kindle versions for free so you can purchase the audiobooks for only $1.99. Lord willing the first audiobook in the Lauren Drake series will be out this year! The best gift [...]...read more.
I read the last three chapters of my next book, Angel Resolved, to my daughter last night. She laughed in all the right places, started to cry a time or two, and sat on the edge of the couch as I read the last page. With the final sentence came a sigh, then a frown. [...]...read more.
Thursday June 22, 2017 – Thursday July 27, 2017 38860-C Sky Canyon Dr. Map and Directions | Register Description: In America, approximately 16 million people struggle with depression and 40 million deal with anxiety. For over 30 years I struggled with depression even though I knew Christ. I lived my life in seasons, hiding the [...]...read more.
Jesus never promised life would be easy. In fact, in John 16:33 he said “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” It’s important as Christians that we realize this. If we expect life to be all rainbows and flowers, we aren’t prepared [...]...read more.
I called home from Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference on the second to the last day. “What’s it like?” my daughter asked after greeting me. “It’s like church summer camp but all the people are authors,” I told her. “Mom, that’s perfect for you!” she giggled. Without a doubt, it was the best week of [...]...read more.
At the beginning of the year I decided to accept the challenge for memorizing a different verse every two weeks. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I wanted to be stretched. I needed to grow the amount of God’s Word in my heart and mind so I could stand firm. It seemed random when [...]...read more.
I’m so thrilled to announce the release of my two newest books on Kindle—Angel Discovered and Angel Defined! And as if that’s not exciting enough, from February 13—17, you can download Angel Discovered for FREE and the rest of my Kindle books for 99 cents. That’s right, you can purchase four inspirational Christian novels for [...]...read more.
Monday February 6, 2017 – Monday February 6, 2017 36454 Erica Ct. Map and Directions | Register Description: Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? Are you ready to fight it from a biblical perspective? Join me on Monday, February 6th to learn how. Please fill out the registration information below if you plan on [...]...read more.
Five years ago I opened a blank document on my computer with a simple prayer – “I need a new story, Lord. Give it to me.” Suddenly I was on a Christian college campus, feeling the anxiety rise in my character on his first day of college. With each keystroke, sympathy grew inside me for [...]...read more.
Every year around this time I write a Christmas post. Some reflection of the season, a realization of the meaning of Jesus’ birth, God’s gift to man. This year as I’ve been pondering it, one story continues to come to mind. A story I wrote years ago. A story of the unconditional, sacrificial love a [...]...read more.
“Is this what You have been preparing me for, Lord? To let go of everything I thought was right for my life in exchange for Your perfect will?” There is our main character at the beginning of the second book of the Lauren Drake series on the edge of her seat, on the edge of [...]...read more.
I always tell my kids what matters is that they do their best. Funny, because that’s what my parents told me growing up. As an adult, I finally understand, especially after the struggles my son had in school last year. He’s probably smarter than I am (don’t tell him that!), but very unmotivated to work [...]...read more.