England, God's grace

Your Days Are Numbered

Your days are numbered. Did you know that? As in: 1 45 16,782 Numbered. And not ONE of them is worthless or unimportant. Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days so we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Whoa. So, how do we number our days? Well, the first few verses in that chapter… Continue reading Your Days Are Numbered

Christian authors, God's grace

Knowing Changes Things

I was at a writer’s conference once and started chatting with the person in line behind me. No surprise there. My dad says I could carry on a conversation with a block wall. It’s a family trait 🙂 Anyway, this lady and I had a pleasant conversation about life, family, her writing, my writing. Nothing… Continue reading Knowing Changes Things

Fiction Book Reviews

The Ultimate LifeSaver

I had the wonderful opportunity last weekend to have my first booksigning even at Barnes and Noble. There was a great turnout, and despite my discomfort at being the center of attention, I loved getting to share the experience with friends who have followed my writing journey a looooonnnnggg time! Particularly my college buddy, Jessica,… Continue reading The Ultimate LifeSaver

Fiction Book Reviews

The Ultimate Courage…and Kindness

My daughters and I went to see the new Disney movie, Cinderella, recently. Oh my, what a fantastic movie! The sweetness of Cinderella, the quirkiness of the fairy godmother, the ruthlessness of the step-mother, the 'charm' of the prince? Truly charming. They did a fantastic job of taking the endearing animated version and bringing out… Continue reading The Ultimate Courage…and Kindness

Fiction Book Reviews

Splinters and Stings

Splinters, something so small that can cause a whole lot of trouble. My daughter, Lydia, got one in her toe the other day and being the self-controlled six-year-old that she is, proceeded to wail, scream, sob, and whine from the playground to my side. At first thought, one might think her entire foot was going… Continue reading Splinters and Stings

Fiction Book Reviews

Different Perspectives on Being Sick

(I wrote this post from a memory of 5 years ago) If you are like any other family in the U.S., this particular time of year can be somewhat unpredictable. Flu runs through the schools, possibly even pneumonia, and sometimes the ever-exhausting stomach virus. My kids had the virus this past weekend and in the… Continue reading Different Perspectives on Being Sick

Fiction Book Reviews

When God Opens a Window

and you don’t think you’ll fit through it? What do you do? 🙂 Ever been there? Sometimes God’s best way to refine us is to challenge us. It automatically tosses us ‘out of control’ and (if we’re good little kids of the King) we have to run to Him for the answers. So many times… Continue reading When God Opens a Window

Fiction Book Reviews

Twas the Night Jesus Came

Twas the night Jesus came and all through the town, Not a person would guess The Messiah came down. The earth gave no warning to speak God’s intent But this magical night I would never forget. The streets were all busy with strangers from far; No time to hear singing or see the bright star.… Continue reading Twas the Night Jesus Came

God's grace, Mom Devotionals

Romancing the Wicked Witch of the West – The Gospel

Oh come on, isn’t she lovely? With skin the color of sweet peas, a voice to scrape paint off the walls, and a nose with enough hook to catch a fish. She’s sweet too. Oh so sweet. Really. Who cares about a girl and her little dog too? The Wicked Witch of the West is a… Continue reading Romancing the Wicked Witch of the West – The Gospel

Christian authors, God's grace

The Fingerprints of God

There's nothing that's quite so arresting as awareness of God around us. I mean really near. Not just the cursory acceptance of the verse "I am with you always", but the raw knowledge that Someone has direct involvement in our lives. It can be the evidence in God's creation - the vast mountain landscapes or… Continue reading The Fingerprints of God