“Family Tree” – Memory Box Secrets Playlist

In Memory Box Secrets, Sheila Peterson-Brook’s greatest fear is that she’s going to parent just as her mother and father raised her. No, she wasn’t abused, physically, but she wasn’t loved either. Sheila spent much of her life closing off her heart, because it hurt to much to feel, but her new-found faith is helping break Read More

The Music of Memory Box Secrets

I’m blogging over at Inkspirational Messages today! For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been sharing whether we’re a “little bit country” or “a little bit rock ‘n roll.” I took a different path on this topic by sharing what type of music Sheila, my heroine from Memory Box Secrets, prefers. http://inkspirationalmessages.com/musical-memories/ Also, over the Read More

WORN – Pieces of Granite Playlist

Being a mother is incredibly rewarding. It can also be incredibly tiring. Can I get an Amen!? My husband and I had three kids within three and a half years. Crazy, I know! And when our youngest was only one, my husband got a new job in a city 200+ miles away. So, he moved out of Read More

Amazing Grace – Playlist Song #6

MERCY … Merriam-Webster defines mercy as “kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly.” In other words, mercy is an unearned pardon. In Chain of Mercy, my hero Richard Brooks is granted mercy, but rather than grasp its freedom, he rejects it. By refusing to accept it, he lets mercy shackle him. Read More

When God Ran – Chain of Mercy Playlist – Song #5

” …we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’” Luke 15:32 Most of us are familiar with the parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). The son of a wealthy man takes his inheritance and squanders it on wild Read More

Chain of Mercy Playlist – Songs #3 & #4

Abortion. A word that provokes emotion and stirs controversy. An act that has left an infinite trail of tears … broken hearts … guilt. In Chain of Mercy, each of the main characters is touched by abortion in some way, and it doesn’t leave them unchanged. It can’t. These two songs, Lucy by Skillet and Read More

Chain of Mercy Playlist – Song #2

Forgiveness is an underlying theme in Chain of Mercy as each of the main characters struggles with one aspect of it. The hero, Richard Brooks, cannot accept forgiveness. The heroine, Sheila Peterson, doesn’t realize that what she has done requires forgiveness. And a third main character, Meghan Keene, refuses to forgive. Matthew West wrote the Read More

Chain of Mercy Playlist – Song #1

Music has always been a big part of my life, having grown up in a family that has often sung together. My parents would even sing duets when we’d go on day driving trips. Now, I have a daughter who’s a vocal performance major. Music keeps playing on. So, it’s no surprise that each of Read More