I've been getting emails for a month or more giving me the opportunity to opt out of emails about Mother's Day. I understand the reasoning. What does it mean to be a mother?
God Bless Mother
Being a mother is not for everyone. Once upon a time, I was convinced it wasn’t for me. What did a girl from a broken home know about being a good mother? Before you think I’m disparaging my mother, think again. My mother worked herself to the bone to make her marriage to my father …
My Epic Fail at Taking Thoughts Captive
Author of a new book called TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE shares an epic thought failure from her personal life. And tips to help you avoid stinking thinking.
The Resurrection Before Easter
Jesus Christ rose from the dead. It's an inconceivable miracle. But it shouldn't have been too much for his disciples to believe because he wasn't the first dead person to return to life. John chapter eleven is one of the passages that made me want to write stories for Mary and Martha of Bethany. These …
Easter brings joy. I imagine Mary of Nazareth experienced unspeakable joy on that first Easter. This week's excerpt is from Chapter Twenty of A Pondering Heart: After another long night of weeping, the Sabbath passed. On the eastern horizon, a line of golden orange announced the coming sunrise. The streets, well-marked by smoldering torches, seemed …
Three Dark Days
Between the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the first day of the week, his disciples must have been deeply discouraged. Their hope for Israel's restored kingdom had died on a Roman cross. While writing the second book of the Reflections series, I considered the question: what did those disciples do during that time? The following …
At the Cross with Mary
The next several weeks, I'll be posting excerpts from a series of biblical fictionalizations I wrote between 2014 and 2018. Today's excerpt is from A Pondering Heart, the first book in the series.
The Joy of Mornings
Maybe you're not a morning person. But I think God might be because scripture has positive things to say about mornings.
Three Tips for Watching Your Words
I've learned a few lessons about using my words wisely. Today, I'll share three tips with you.
Journaling God’s Word
Sometimes Bible study and quiet time becomes prescriptive. That's when journaling God’s Word helps the most.