Category: love

  • Future Book: A Boy and His Mom: The Hidden Blessings of Autism

    Future Book: A Boy and His Mom: The Hidden Blessings of Autism

    If you know someone with autism, you know someONE with autism. My journey this past decade of raising a son with autism has not always been easy. I’ve wondered how God thought I could handle our situation, cried for my son to be cured, and prayed every day. In all this, I have found the […]

  • When God Shows Up

    “I need You; oh, I need You.”  I tried to stop the lyrics from playing in my head. I didn’t want to hear them. “Every hour I need you.” Yet they persisted. “My one Defense, my Righteousness. Oh, God, how I need You.” (“Lord, I Need You,” Matt Maher) But I didn’t want to need […]

  • It’s Okay to Crash

    It’s Okay to Crash

    You might crash sometimes, and it might hurt. But you don’t have to burn. Maybe you’ve been burning the wick at both ends for too long, but don’t worry–you won’t use up all your fuel. What’s fuelling you? Motivation? Inspiration? Obligation? A few weeks ago, I wrote that it was okay to breathe. I shared […]

  • It’s Okay to Breathe

    It’s Okay to Breathe

    …In fact, it’s good for you. Yes. Breathing is essential, a very basic need for survival. But I’m talking about breathing in more than the physical, life-giving sense. Do you ever feel like you just can’t catch up in your own race? Or that you’re running that marathon in circles, ever-doomed to repeat the same […]

  • Simple Commandments

    We want justice– Social, personal. Fairness. Yet within the church– Brokenness. One story, two sides. Both carry some truth, But the opposing side can’t– Or won’t– See the other side’s truth Or understand their story. Hurt. Brokenness. Misunderstanding. It shouldn’t be this way. Jesus weeps– The cracks his tears create Spill out his love In […]

  • Book Review: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

    This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every so often, when sifting through sand, you find a precious gem. This book is one of them. This Tender Land is a timeless coming-of-age story that is highly literary. The story is told from a much older version of the protagonist […]

  • Reflection: Have I Seen Heaven?

    If you ask me if I’ve seen Heaven, I’ll tell you yes. Yes. Glimpses. But yes, oh, yes. My friends and I playing in the shade of 100-year-old trees in my backyard in 1985, that summer seems endless–laughter, swinging, sliding, playing in the water, clapping games. Even though she’s been gone twenty-five years, Grandma’s voice […]

  • New Release – Available on Amazon! #bookrelease #newrelease #bookbuzz #bookpromo #amazon #kindleunlimited

    Available in paperback and Kindle e-book! Pick up a copy on Amazon now!

  • Excerpt #2 from My New Book #newbook #bookrelease #excerpt #bookpromo

    In the spirit of Christmas and to celebrate my upcoming book release on December 21, I’m sharing another excerpt from Rocks and Flowers in a Box (a Christmas scene!): You can order it on Amazon in Kindle e-book or paperback here. Please note that the paperbacks are already available for shipment. If you preorder the e-book, […]

  • Excerpt from My New Book #newbook #bookrelease #excerpt #bookpromo

    In the spirit of Christmas and to celebrate my upcoming book release on December 21, I’m sharing an excerpt from Rocks and Flowers in a Box (a Christmas scene!): You can order it on Amazon in Kindle e-book or paperback here. Please note that the paperbacks are already available for shipment. If you preorder the e-book, […]