• Sep. 15th, 2016 God Calls Everyone to Care, But . . .

    The image flooded social media and I couldn’t look away . A little boy covered in dust, dazed, alone, having been pulled from the rubble of a building. A little boy who could have been my Drew. Same size. Same age. What if that had been Drew? What if that was our life? My questions bubbled into lament. Why, God? How can You stand [ read more ]

  • Sep. 8th, 2016 Turns Out I’m Just Like Gideon

    I don’t like talking about this.  It feels like bragging.  I’d much rather let someone else share the good news while I nod, smile, say thank you, and we all move on. How do you tell people you won an award (or, um, two) without it sounding cocky or prideful? I don’t know. Covert Justice [ read more ]

  • Aug. 31st, 2016 What I Learned in August

    It’s that time again. August was a wild ride and the stuff I learned this month?  Pretty random.  Here goes. 1. The Olympics are my favorite. Oh my word. I get lost in the backstories of the athletes, the drama of the competition, the rivalries. Love me some rivalries. You have medals? I want you [ read more ]

  • Jul. 29th, 2016 What I Learned in July

    How is it possibly already the end of July? How?  Anyway – it’s been a C-R-A-Z-Y month, but here are a few things I learned in July. Dollywood has an amazing guest assistance program. If you travel with a child with any sort of disability, you know how difficult it can be to face long lines, [ read more ]

  • Jul. 15th, 2016 ACFW Pre-Conference Mix and Mingle

    In late August, I’m headed to my very first ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Conference . I am so excited!  Laurie Tomlinson is hosting a super fun “mix and mingle” link up on her website for conference attendees to get to know each other prior to the big event. The rules are simple…you answer the questions she has listed and then link your [ read more ]