Hello Graduate

Hello Graduate

I can see her walking across the stage. Her burgundy graduation gown billowing around a pair of wedge platform heels. A bright smile, full of promise for the future. This day is eight short years away for us. I can see it. Feel it. I know in my heart it will be bittersweet. My firstborn … Continue reading

14 years of prayers were answered today

Today was a monumental day for my family. It’s a day that I’ve prayed to see happen for 14 years. Can you think of something you would pray about for 14 years? For me, it was a loved one. Someone I cherished and saw the good, even when they didn’t. When Sarah was 13 years … Continue reading

The Reluctant Duchess Review & Giveaway

The Reluctant Duchess Review & Giveaway

A Riveting Edwardian Series Set among Britain’s High Society Lady Rowena Kinnaird may be the heiress to a Highland earldom, but she has never felt good enough–not for her father, not for the man she thought she’d marry, not for God. But after a shocking attack, she’s willing to be forever an outcast if it … Continue reading

Adrift: How God Rescued Me

Do you feel unsure of your purpose? Adrift in a boat and tossed here and there by waves. I’ve been there. Life is hard. It’s filled with decisions needing to be made and at times, you can only pray you make the right choices. God doesn’t give us a roadmap. Instead, he calls us to … Continue reading

Book Review: Assault on Saint Agnes

When terrorists assault Saint Agnes Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota, they expect to find a congregation of lambs: they get Bobby Kurtz instead. An unrepentant Cold Warrior, Kurtz destroys the terror cell with violent finality. Against his will, Kurtz is pulled back into the life he left behind decades before. He reluctantly picks up the … Continue reading

Looking for something to read?

Here is what I’ve been reading… Discover four heroines in historical Austin, TX, as they find love–Jane Austen style. Volume 1 includes: If I Loved You Less by Gina Welborn, based on Emma A prideful matchmaker examines her own heart when her protégé falls for the wrong suitor. Refinements by Anita Mae Draper, based on … Continue reading

Book Review: The Prophetess by Jill Eileen Smith

Outspoken and fearless, Deborah has faith in God but struggles to see the potential her own life holds. As an Israelite woman, she’ll marry, have a family, and seek to teach her children about Adonai–and those tasks seem to be more than enough to occupy her time. But God has another plan for her. Israel … Continue reading

Book Review & Giveaway: Northern Light

Civil War has robbed Margaret Logan of all she holds dear, including her beloved New Orleans home and her fiancé. When her family moves to the desolate Bolivar Peninsula to manage a lighthouse that is no longer there, all her hopes for a normal future are dashed. Her world is rocked once again when a … Continue reading

Grace in the Mess

Grace in the Mess

Today I’m opening my blog to a dear friend and someone I admire quite a bit, Jocelyn Hattenberger.  Foster care and adoption are both topics she carries close to her heart, please read on to find out how foster care changed her life.  *** We sat side by side as she described to me a … Continue reading