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.
The process started with a prayer – “Lord, bring the right person to produce Tasha’s Story.” The moment I heard Laura Cable’s audition, I knew she was the one to bring this inspirational love story to life. After experiencing brain trauma almost two years ago, I realized how important good audiobooks can be. It was [...]...read more.
Saturday December 10, 2016 – Saturday December 10, 2016 Map and Directions | Register Description: I’m excited to be sharing my testimony of overcoming depression at my friend Joycelyn Williams 2016 Women’s Conference. It was previously sold out, but new tickets have been added. To find out more information, visit her website here and call the [...]...read more.
Those close to me know October is not my favorite month. For decades each September depression would begin brewing inside me and peak in October. The closer it came to October 31st, the worse it became. In fact, I still remember twelve years ago having to explain to my best friend from high school that the [...]...read more.
I love writing new books. Each one is an adventure, a time to dive into the lives and problems of others. Unfortunately the one I’m writing now is more of a struggle than adventure because I’ve lived it. With each keystroke, the character’s pain increases. With each page, the hardships intensify. If I could, I [...]...read more.
The week started, and ended, with a visit to the chiropractor. “What’s going on?” he asked when he saw me because I now come once a month at worse. “I’m back to work,” I told him. “I don’t know if it’s the 12 hours a day on the computer, the stress, or the driving when [...]...read more.
What an awesome responsibility and privilege it is to be a parent. When they are babies and not sleeping through the night, you believe it can’t get much worse. Then the toddler years come. If you have any sanity left by the time they are teens, it goes out the window. After almost 15 years [...]...read more.
I sat with great anticipation in the exam room at the eye doctor. Not just because I’ve become friends with her during the past year and was excited to catch up, but because I knew something was different. I’ve been wearing my glasses less and less, even taking them off at times because I could [...]...read more.
For two weeks I had been experiencing a weird pain when I stretched. I knew the moment it started, and instantly regretting reaching across my body to grab something in the floor of the front seat of the car, but I couldn’t undo it. So, as the pain began to last longer and become more [...]...read more.
Before Passion Week began, she displayed her passion for her Lord. Before Jesus went to the cross, she anointed Him. Before He gave Himself for her, Mary poured out all she had on Him. I wonder if she hesitated. When Mary entered the crowded room, did she paused, wishing she could turn around? She knew [...]...read more.
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Somewhere along the way, Christians began to equate living as Christ to having a nice, easy life. Go to church, give your tithe, read the Bible, pray. Isn’t that what’s required of me? Isn’t that what Christ would want? I thought so at 21. Until I went to Russia on a missions trip. For three [...]...read more.
Friday April 15, 2016 – Saturday April 16, 2016 2904 Brea Boulevard Map and Directions | Register Description: If you are a writer or feel called to be one, join me April 15-16 at the Orange County Christian Writers’ Conference. I will be teaching a Beginning Fiction mentor track in which you will learn how to: [...]...read more.
So much can happen in a year. A baby goes from newborn to walking. A couple can go from engaged to husband and wife. A college student can graduate and find the job of her dreams. 52 weeks, 365 days. A lot of change can take place. What if the Lord asked you to give [...]...read more.
Before the healing, came the illness. Before the release on Monday afternoon, came the ER visit Saturday night. There I was, staring at my almost 12 year old, wondering, trying not to be anxious. But as every parent knows, the only good time to have your kids in the hospital is when they come into [...]...read more.
I’ve never seen a fearful koala. In all my years of going to the zoo, this is the pose I tend to find them in – looking oh-so-cuddly, content, and safe lodged in between the branch of a eucalyptus tree and the trunk. Humans, however, often live in fear. We are exposed to the world [...]...read more.
Dear Lord, What a year 2015 has been. A year of smiles, a year of tears. A year of happiness, a year of pain. I’m thankful for the trials of this year not because I enjoyed them, but for what they taught me – patience, perseverance, trust, love, peace, and true contentment. The contentment that [...]...read more.