Grandma Hale

Two weeks ago my sweet Grandma entered Heaven. I remember the last conversation I had with her. We talked about life and how long it can feel when you get old. How your body starts to shut down and every part of you is ready to see the face of God.  We said our good-byes. I … Continue reading

Jen Hatmaker. Wow.

Jen Hatmaker. Wow.

Jen Hatmaker. If you don’t know who this woman is, then a quick google search will tell you that she’s one of the most popular bloggers today. She has connected herself to moms who need to hear that they are human and it’s okay to make mistakes. I love her books. I think she’s amazing. … Continue reading

Being Real

Being Real

I sit in church on Sunday and listen to amazing sermons and feel at peace. Church inspires me to write, to be a better person, to live for Christ. Church is my home base in many ways. I love the worship music, but mostly I love the way God speaks to my spirit during church. … Continue reading

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