“Things aren’t going to be the same. It’s not okay that Danny’s gone.” Pastor Mark’s acknowledgment somehow lightens the burden in my heart. “Don’t feel the need to pretend, even if the rest of your family does. I’ve always appreciated your genuine faith.” He leans forward. “This is a pretty awful situation. But continue to [...]...read more.
After six months I’ve finished my latest rough draft, The Beloved, Book 2 of the Once Lost series. One of the reasons I’ve been a slacker in blogging is because I have poured all of my spare time into finishing this novel. I decided to take a trip down to the beach today to hang out [...]...read more.
There was my boy, smile wide, accepting the first place prize for the rock climbing competition in his age group. I was so incredibly happy and proud, yet my heart was breaking. See, it was a year ago my best friend told me to let him give up soccer if he wanted to so he [...]...read more.
For a year I prayed, “God heal her. Take the cancer away.” It’s sounds real noble to say, “He did when He took her to heaven,” but the truth is that’s not what I was asking for. I wanted it to be here, on this Earth, for His glory, and our gain. Instead, I lost. [...]...read more.
On March 15, 2018, my best friend, Tammy Sanchez, went home to be with Jesus. Through my journey of grief, I’ve talked to several people who know great loss. It’s different for everyone, but there are some common feelings, like people who haven’t experienced the loss of someone very close to them don’t really know [...]...read more.
Christmas is all about miracles. A virgin birth, angels appearing to man, a Savior born in a manger. And if our God is the God of miracles, we expect nothing less during the Christmas season. My family has had our share of miracles around the holidays. God’s provision time and time again. Years ago when [...]...read more.
It was Friday the 13th, December 13th, when God brought this handsome man to my doorstep. Twenty-one years ago. And my life has been blessed ever since. So, I want to bless YOU this week with free books. You can download both Angel Discovered and Angel Defined (which is dedicated to him) on Kindle for FREE through Friday, Dec. 15. [...]...read more.
Looking for reasonably priced and inspirational gifts for teachers, friends, and family for Christmas? Take advantage of my Cyber Monday sale! 20% off all my inspirational Christian fiction. I will ship it to you OR directly to the person you love and save you from having to stand in line at the post office! (local [...]...read more.
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.