Engage your emotions about God to conquer fear and anxiety...

October 4, 2016

In my Land of Neo trilogy, Ella must find courage she doesn't feel she has. Sound familiar? That certainly rings true for me. I can't tell you how many times in my life I've thought I couldn't do something, but I've had to suck up my courage and do it anyway. Sometimes...

October 1, 2016

I often hear people talk about the Old Testament revealing a God of judgment and the New Testament a God of mercy. But this just isn't true. God has not changed. Take, for example, what the Lord said to Joshua in the first four verses of Joshua 20 (NLT):

Now tell the Is...

September 29, 2016

In my book Journey to Omwana, Julia struggles with life being too hard. I've felt that way at times, that circumstances demand more of me than I can handle. In those instances, I have felt like giving up, or I have questioned what in the world God is doing and why....

September 27, 2016

In my book Prince Crossing, Vicki has to learn to trust that God is going to take care of her, even when it seems impossible. He does that through the little day-to-day details. 

There are more examples of that in Scripture than we can possibly count. Look, for example,...

July 16, 2015

 

When my children were young, whining was the hardest thing for me to take. I'd rather face anger than whining, which is like Chinese water torture. It wears you down bit by bit. 

 

I was so relieved when my kids outgrew whining, but when I read the following verses...

July 6, 2015

Those of you who know me know that I have a passion to see lay people learn to study the Bible independently. Due to my husband's work with pastors in developing countries, I've learned methods that are easily transferrable. I met Dr. Natalie Eastman at a conferen...

April 14, 2015

 

Most of the characters in my books end up going through difficulties that test their faith. After all, it's easy to be faithful to God when things are going smoothly. We too often equate good circumstances with a good relationship with God, but that is not necessarily...

March 31, 2015

I remember being eight years old and asking my mother how to know if you are going to heaven or not. I wasn't raised in the church, but I heard people talk about going to heaven, so I was curious. She told me that if I'm good, I will go to heaven and be an angel. This...

March 17, 2015

 Do you ever struggle with some of the unforgiving words of the Old Testament? I do at times. As I read through the Old Testament, I often have to pause and give what I read some thought. It's especially important that I take the context and background of what is going...

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