Dad and Charlie

My husband Ken had a best friend growing up named Charlie. In a time when kids rode bicycles all over town, explored down by the creek, and played…

Tea Time

It’s getting down to the wire. Christmas is coming and so is my book deadline. Right about now I get tend to discouraged, wondering if this book I’m…

A Boxful of Love

This year, our church was one of the drop-off points for “Operation Christmas Child,” which is run by the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Every year at this…

Open to the Sky

Last month, we celebrated the Feast of Sukkot with our Jewish friends and family members. One of my favorite things about the holiday is building and decorating a…

New Technology

I’m not a tech-savvy person. I like to sit down at my computer and write without having to figure out a bunch of new features and updates. When…

Time to Launch

The fun began this week. Last Friday I got to leave my lonely office and travel to four different bookstores to meet with some of my readers. I…

Waves of Mercy

Have you ever prayed about a decision but when you followed through on where God was leading, everything went wrong? You probably asked, “Did I really hear from…

My Imaginary Friends

An introduction to the characters in Waves of Mercy: Released October 4, 2106 When my daughter was in pre-school she had an imaginary friend named Bareko. She talked…

Saying Goodbye to Summer

How I hate typing those words: Goodbye to summer. It seems like summer just got here! I decided to take a peek through my vacation photographs and recall…