Finding Strength

Finding Strength

My husband and I took to the bike trails recently. We coasted along, drinking in the beauty of the trees and undergrowth lining the trail. The first couple of miles were smooth sailing, with the wind at our backs and nothing but nature and each other’s company to...
20 Ways to Be a Blessing

20 Ways to Be a Blessing

I enjoy watching the variety of birds that feed at my feeders. At times, I’ve counted nearly fifty Goldfinches clamoring for a spot or scavenging for seeds that have fallen to the ground. I’m amazed how, in a few short weeks, their bright, yellow feathers of summer...
Finding Your Niche

Finding Your Niche

Several years ago, my family moved our membership to a small, rural church with less than fifty active members. We love the family atmosphere of the small congregation. A month or so after we started attending, a plea was made for someone to make a new church...
Interview + Giveaway with Kate Breslin

Interview + Giveaway with Kate Breslin

I’m thrilled to have friend and fellow author Kate Breslin as my guest today. I was introduced to Kate via her novel, Not by Sight, which remains one of my favorite historical romance novels. I also had the priviledge of meeting her at the 2016 ACFW Conference...
The Best Valentine of All

The Best Valentine of All

Valentine’s Day is here, and love is in the air. Who doesn’t love a good love story, right? Well…let’s just say, I can think of a couple! As the only female in our household, I take a lot of guff when it comes to watching romantic or inspirational movies....
The Quest for Perfection

The Quest for Perfection

One of my favorite parts in developing my novel characters is giving them a challenge or flaw to overcome, some area of their heart that needs the Lord’s touch to make whole. Readers can relate to characters who struggle through hardships and imperfections because...
Interview + Giveaway with Laura Frantz

Interview + Giveaway with Laura Frantz

I’m excited to have one of my favorite authors, Laura Frantz with me today. I became acquainted with Laura’s writing back in 2012 when a contest judge referred me to  her debut novel, The Frontiersman’s Daughter, as an example of deep point of view....
The Greatest Joy of All

The Greatest Joy of All

Here in the Midwest, we’ve been digging out from beneath a foot of snow, a rarity for us. With two sons to worry about traveling on treacherous roads to college and work, I was offering up many a prayer for safety. As things turned out, an understanding boss,...
Hidden Among the Stars ~ My Review

Hidden Among the Stars ~ My Review

It’s been a couple of months since I’ve posted a book review. I very much enjoyed this inspirational historical novel by Melanie Dobson. Hidden Among the Stars touched my heart in a special way. It’s a complex, well thought out split-time tale...