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.

Hunger Games books 2 and 3: discussion for Christians

I’ve had a chance now to read Catching Fire and Mockingjay, books 2 and 3 in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy.
There are questions you could ask your children, to help them consider the works from a Christian point of view.

Hosea Chapter 11: a window into the mind of God

I was thumbing through my Bible at devotional time and my eye fell on Hosea Chapter 11. Reading it, I was brought to tears by this shimmering glimpse into the mind of God.