“There’s Nothing Godly About Patriotism”

A professor once told me this to my face. “There’s nothing Godly about patriotism.” Now, you have to understand that I was raised by a mom who was born Canadian. She fell in love with the morals upon which America was built and finally, after a lot of work and studying, … Continue reading

Merry Christmas, Russia! I’m Headed Your Way.

I’ve waited fourteen years to return to Russia. Four weeks from today, Daylen and I will be there. My dad took me on my first international trip to Russia as a young teen to deliver Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to orphans. During that trip, my heart packed its bags and moved into a … Continue reading

Wives, Your Hubby is Christ . . . But You Are the Church

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Today is hubby’s and my third anniversary. Three whole years. Now we’re experts! 😉 Recently, I’ve been going through Sacred Marriage, by Gary L. Thomas. He’s been writing on the husband’s role to “love your wife as Christ loves the church.” (Ephesians 5:25) This means hubby’s supposed to be perfect, right? … Continue reading

Why I Don’t Want to Die Yet

In church, we’re going through the books of Revelation and Ezekiel. Understandably, the “end times” have been on my mind. This isn’t a new topic for me. If you know anything about my book, A Time to Die, you know I’ve tackled the idea of mortality, finitude, temporarity . . . I am not afraid … Continue reading

My Author Story (Part 2) — When God Told Me Not to Write

This three-week series of sharing my author story, is in answer to Brent King’s question on my Ask Me Anything post: “I would be fascinated by your personal story…what fueled your passion for…writing and your desire to write.” Here is the author-side of that story. (You can read Part 1 here.)   I thought I … Continue reading