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

October 6, 2016

In my mystery, Summerville, Tim must learn to conquer his crippling fear. It was easy for me to write about that because I've had to fight that battle too. It started when I was a child and was taught about Stranger/Danger. Once that idea was rooted in my head, I looke...

October 5, 2016

The Hebrew people of the book of Exodus in the Old Testament had it tough. What had started as an abundant and privileged life in Egypt had gone horribly wrong. More than 400 years earlier, Joseph had been second-in-command in Egypt and had welcomed his family there, s...

March 11, 2015

Can our finances influence how we feel about God?

 

I think so. Money strikes close to our hearts. As Vicki must learn in my novel Prince Crossing, wealth can be an asset or a deterrent. 

 

When we got married, my husband evoked Proverbs 30:7-9 as our mantra:

 

O God, I...

March 4, 2015

In my book Crispens Point, the main character, Charlotte, has to come to terms with guilt from her past that makes her feel unworthy to receive love. Perhaps you have a similar struggle. At times, I certainly do.

 

The good news is that we don't have to stay stuck there....

February 11, 2015

It can be so confusing to sort out all the messages we hear today. In my book Redbud Corner, Ah Ni has trouble separating what she has always been told from actual truth. Most of us can relate to that. 

 

The book of 3 John is a letter and sermon to a friend and his chur...

January 26, 2015

The book of Proverbs is full of practical information, making it an ideal tool to teach our kids (check out my family devotional Proverbs for Kids). But it's also full of wisdom about how we can draw closer to God in our own lives. We find a clue as to how to do this i...

January 7, 2015

 

When life is tough, it's hard to imagine what we have to be thankful for. As I hit those rough spots, it helps me to read what people in the Bible were thankful for. It's often very different from what I think should make me burst into praise.

 

For example, Paul was t...

December 9, 2014

In my book, Prince Crossing, Vicki must learn the painful lesson that material things do not satisfy. And in our society, especially at this time of year, hope in our possessions runs rampent, so we must learn the same lesson. Jesus addresses this head on:

 

“Do not lay...

December 2, 2014

We all gain insight into ourselves when we know where we come from. That's true of how we learn about others too. In my Land of Neo series, everyone understands Ella better when they realize she is from a different world. And in my book Redbud Corner, we would not be a...

November 12, 2014

When I think of living in darkness, the first thing that comes to mind are those who are doing evil deeds and unspeakable acts. And, of course, that is living in darkness. But it is also living in darkness to think that the things of this world will bring us happiness....

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