My grandfather, a surveyor

I am sorting stuff from the attic and basement. I ran across my grandfather’s precision surveying instrument. Later on I knew his wife Granny Jennie — she was as mild-mannered as they come. But I never knew Grandpa Tom. He died before I was born. I’ve heard that Grandpa Tom could be hard to get […]

Tag! You’re it!

I agreed to be part of a blog hop, but I’ve decided to change the rules (because I don’t want to talk about myself right now). Let’s play tag! Blog tag! I’m tagging these inspirational writers’ blogs as places for you to explore and be blessed. And I hope those who receive this “tag” will […]

Reaching out through fiction

Carl Ellis Jr. tells Christians to speak into the culture, affirming core Biblical values without necessarily naming them as Biblical, in order to nudge the culture back toward Biblical norms and begin the process of preparing the soil for planting, so to speak. Tim Keller says that Christians who want to follow Biblical examples of […]

Don’t give up on your dream …

My Tales of Faeraven series began as a story to entertain my little girl during a drive. For the main character of my story, I twisted the name of her doll, Cinda, and came up with “Syl Marinda,” a half-breed princess in a divided land. Long after my daughter had forgotten that first story, the world of Elderland took shape in my mind.

I got the joy…joy…joy

I don’t know about you, but I want some more of that inexpressible and glorious joy. But how are we supposed to get it when life is filled with numerous challenges and struggles. I believe the Bible tells us exactly how to do that and it’s a commandment from Jesus so…

God – our strength, our comfort

hen I was a young woman, I hoped that I would marry the perfect man. I hoped that I would become a mother. I hoped that I would be happy, and have a wonderful life. But when I should have been patient, I rushed into marriage to the wrong man.

The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo, a review

Jagger Baird felt like he was losing his mind in the aftermath of a horrific car accident that took the lives of dear friends. Now he’s taken his family to a gig as a security guard for an archaeology dig at Mt. Sinai in Arabia, and things are looking up for him. He’s enjoying his beloved wife and son now, for one thing.

Free Kindle ebook: Discovery in the Desert

Our featured free ebook is Discovery in the Desert: It Will Shake the Nations by Tom Thiele. Amazon readers have given it 4.7 out of 5 stars on 35 reviews, many of whom report loving the book. Note that I haven’t read this book, don’t recognize the publisher, and can’t personally recommend it, but I am intrigued. And the price is right!

A persistent mentor makes all the difference

We have four children who are young adults, and I am glad to report that all of them are Christians. But I don’t take credit for it.

Archive, a devotional

Those messy piles are the remnants of my childhood home. I’m compiling the material into an archive, and each time I dig in I learn something new.