What are you reading for New Testament November? (#NTNovember)

Last month we did #OTOctober — reading through the Old Testament (or at least portions of it) all month. It was fun seeing people share the books they were tackling, the verses that stood out, the new revelations that came. I started in Deuteronomy and ended up jumping to Proverbs … Continue reading

A Time to Rise is HERE: Confessions of a Freaked-Out Author on Release Day

It’s here. It’s today. I have released A Time to Rise into the world. (Okay, so my publisher actually let it loose, but still…) I feel like a parent letting my kid go off to their first day of school and hoping that they find the right friends and avoid the bullies and … Continue reading

Writing With God is Inconvenient – (2016 ACFW Conference Recap)

I’ve rewritten the start of this post at least six times, mainly because I don’t know which direction I should take when summing up this year’s ACFW Conference. Should I be goofy and talk about how I accidentally hugged a complete stranger (oops)? Should I be excited and mention how … Continue reading

How Do You Know if Writing Is God’s Plan For Your Life?

Two months ago, I spoke at the One Year Adventure Novel Conference and one point I covered in one of my talks was “How do you know if writing is God’s plan for your life?” I’ve just returned from the Realm Makers Conference where I met with a lot of authors questioning what … Continue reading

Do You Remember to Look Back?

Tomorrow is hubby’s and my 4th anniversary. *throws confetti* It doesn’t sound like that long but we have done so much in that short amount of time — much more than we ever imagined we’d do. Every year for our anniversary, I give him a framed photo of us that lists … 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

Should a Fiction Author Blog?

I’m a contracted author, which means my blog can no longer be simply an online journal. It needs purpose now, vision, poise, and professionalism, right? With a touch of humanness, of course. Many different words of advice have gone out about fiction authors blogging, or just blogging in general: Don’t … Continue reading