Let Go and Let God

Let Go and Let God

I love the message in Carrie Underwood’s popular song, Jesus Take the Wheel. The lyrics are a potent reminder that we are totally dependent on God’s grace and mercy. I touch on this in my Prairie Sky Series as my characters face trials, tragedy, and tests of...
Sowing Seeds of Hope

Sowing Seeds of Hope

When you look at the above photo, what do you see? Many see tilled earth on an empty garden plot. I see hope, promise. Consistent rains this spring resulted in a late start with not only field crops but our garden as well. Though you can’t see the array of seeds...
Dreams Take Time ~ Don’t Give Up

Dreams Take Time ~ Don’t Give Up

When I was in high school, I saw a PBS film entitled, My Brilliant Career, based on the true story of a sixteen year old girl who had written and published a book. I was mesmerized by the idea. When my high school English teacher urged me to enter a local college...
The Power of Story

The Power of Story

Over the weekend, my husband and I went to see the movie, Breakthrough. It was an amazing true story of a fourteen-year-old Missouri boy who fell through the ice and was without vital signs for a full hour. While his mother prayed for the Lord to breathe life back...
Got Jesus?

Got Jesus?

Recently I “inherited” a shirt with the words “Got Jesus?” across the front of it. The white lettering stands out clearly against the dark background. As I slipped the shirt on for the first time and started for town, a sobering though struck me. Everyone I came...
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...