Looking Back, Looking Forward

2016 was quite the year for me.  I didn't realize it until I was reading through my journal of the past year, and that's when it hit me that a lot has happened in the past 365 days. 

The…

Practicing Peace on Earth


"Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests'." -Luke 2:13-14

This is Luke's account of…

Obedience and Blessing

One of my favorite parts about being home in the mornings now (as opposed to going to work early for my previous teaching job) is starting off my morning with a practice of meaningful habits.  I don't always get to…

My Holiday Gift Guide!

Happy Small Business Saturday!  

I am overjoyed to bring you this special post, which is my official HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE.  There's lots of gift ideas in here and pics to go along so stick with me!  I hope you'll…

How to Support Your Favorite Small Businesses!

Are you surviving Black Friday?  Are you out there in the trenches, I mean the mall, scoring all the deals you can after a day of spending time with your family?  Or are you like me and staying warm and…

Things I Miss About You


It's been a year since my Nanny went to heaven.  It's been a hard year since she left earth.  I often wonder what her reactions would have been to things that are currently going on in our world.  As my…
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The Naked Author

Have you ever had that dream where you walk proudly into work or school or church, only to look down and realize you're completely NAKED?

You wake up, drenched in sweat, before you peek under the covers and realize you…

Read a Chapter from My New Book FREE


Hello and Happy Wednesday to you!

As I wrote in an earlier email, this day feels a bit like Christmas Eve to me.  That's because my new novel, Sandals for Christmas, will release in ebook format tomorrow on Amazon…

Sandals for Christmas is Almost Here!

Good morning!

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Monday morning!

I hope the kids got off to school peaceably, beautifully dressed, and without incident.

I hope all of your laundry is clean and put away, and your kitchen is…

Sandals for Christmas Book Cover Reveal!

Guys, we are getting so close to the release of my new Christmas novella!

In fact, the release date for the eBook is set for Thursday, November 17th!  Less than a week away!  The paperback will also be available very…

Announcing...Sandals for Christmas

Yesterday, I did something kind of mean.  I put a teaser on all of my social media sites as well as this blog.

In case you missed it, it looks like this:


I know it made many people curious, and…

New Book Teaser

Because I just couldn't resist...

I'm getting so excited for the upcoming release of my newest book, my first novella, Sandals for Christmas!

Stay tuned!  More to come.