The Soul Saver on Sale for January…

    In September, The Soul Saver received the ACFW Carol Award for its category of suspense/mystery/thriller. I was shocked and thrilled beyond belief! What a gift—one I’d like to pass on to you. And I know, Christmas is over, but I love gifts that keep giving. And just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean we can’t give someone we …

Shocking the World with Generosity

I stood on the knoll of a grassy field, watching my youngest daughter, Leslie, then only five years old, as she kicked off her shoes at the starting line. No shoes? How would her little feet grip the grass and propel her forward? Several of the other children in her age group had done the same thing, so I resisted …

Heaven’s Prey Blog Chase

Heaven’s Prey is a novel of suspense and redemption, so let’s have some fun with a “blog chase.” Follow the trail between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7, 2013 for a chance to win a print copy of Heaven’s Prey. You’re at the sixth stop in the chase. Welcome! You’ll need to visit each stop so you’ll know the answers for …

Fall Into Love Ultimate Giveaway

Announcing the FALL INTO LOVE ultimate giveaway! Join us as award-winning authors Tracie Peterson, Jody Hedlund, Nancy Mehl, Melissa Tagg, and Jen Turano take us on a journey for love in their upcoming novels. To celebrate the September/October book releases, we’re hosting FIVE incredible giveaways with ONE fantastic grand prize drawing. Enter all five contests and receive FIVE entries into the …

Fractioned Christianity

A song about being made whole in Jesus filtered through my headphones on my walk and pray this morning, then struck me with a thought. I love these moments of clarity that come from worship and communion with God. Here is what captured my attention: If we are made whole in Christ, why do we walk around like halves, quarters, …

Where Have I Been All My Life?

LOL! Couldn’t resist a little play on words there and take the opportunity to poke fun at myself since I haven’t been very active here. Understatement of the year, right? And it’s just March! Okay, done with the comedy. Really and truly I want to blog more here and maybe I’m just talking to air. You can’t exactly expect to …

Movie Review: 1 Message

I’m a kind of a movie nut and find nothing more relaxing than giving myself permission to sit and watch a movie. I love this time to just kind of “check-out” and be entertained. Besides this is good research for a writer to see how characterization is handled and to get ideas. No, joking. For real and for true. (I …

Jesus Kept Giving…

Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people. — Luke 9:16 (NASB) Words can be so subtle in the context they’re used to convey meaning. I read this part of Luke today, first in the NIV, …

Movie Review: I Am. . .Gabriel

This is new territory for me but I thought it would be interesting and helpful to review some faith based films. Special thanks a. larry ross communications for the opportunity to review  I Am. . .Gabriel and providing a copy of the movie. What originally drew me to watch the movie was the cast. I’ve always appreciated John Schneider’s work …