Suffering in Silence

Just over seven years ago, when I was writing my first novel, I kept hearing this whisper in my head that my male protagonist needed to have a child. Knowing that was absolutely not something I wanted in this story, I repeatedly ignored that whisper, until … One day I was sitting in my recliner, Read More

Just Another Statistic …

Come January 22, 2013, 40 years will have passed since the Roe v. Wade decision. I’m not typically an outspoken person, but it’s very difficult to remain silent when so many innocent lives are still being taken. For those of you who aren’t aware of the scope of this decision, here’s a peek into the Read More

Chocolate Worship

“If you are returning to the Lord with all your HEARTs, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the Lord and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.” 1 Samuel 7:3 It’s so easy to take this verse at face value and Read More

With All Your Heart

“Love the Lord your God with all your HEART and with all your soul and with all your strength.”     Deuteronomy 6:5 Obeying that passage isn’t as easy as it sounds. That verse is telling me to put God in first place in all situations. It’s telling me to look up instead of inward, and then Read More

And the Wait Begins …

It’s the season for waiting… Waiting for Thanksgiving, Day-after-Thanksgiving Shopping, Christmas… But for writers, we have a different kind of waiting. Many of us have recently returned from writing conferences full of good news that proposal / chapters / full manuscripts have been requested. We’ve spent days, weeks, months perfecting our works so that the Read More