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Are You Really?

I love the work of Dr. Lee A. Simpson, a local preacher.  Here’s another insight I got from his teachings. In another one of those three-minutes-that-change-everything moments on Sunday, my new favorite preacher threw this little challenge at me: “When you say you are over something or that you believe…

Drumroll Please…

  Many thanks to Yvonne of Pear Creative. Awesome job, lady!

Novel Prompted By a Dream

“One Night With A Rock Star” will always hold a special place in my heart since it represents those heady days when I fell passionately in love with writing. 

In the summer of 2005, I woke from a dream involving a favorite singing star and a much younger me.

The Most Dangerous, Harmful Belief

If we come to the Bible without a heart that is fully convinced of God’s overwhelming love that truly wishes none to perish, then many scriptures will seem to underscore our belief that some are born evil and some are born good—or rather that some are redeemable and some are not.

This has been one of the, if not THE, most harmful doctrines in history.

A Christmas Resolution

And I looked ‘round at the world, at all the wars and strife and I thought, “Dear Jesus, if only we were about to welcome You into the world in the flesh once more.” And He replied, “But that’s what it was all for… Me, coming into the world, in…

Why Do I Talk About Sex to High School Students?

Why do I do this? Is it because I enjoy grossing you out with horror stories of what can happen, the tales of sterility and pain and nasty, nightmare growths in unmentionable places—even the possibility of dying due to disease: Am I bored? Not enough to do with a husband, four kids and a writing career I love? Is it money?

Nah. This is for free.

God’s Way–Simple And Profound

On October 15, 2012, Posted by , In encouragement,Surrender to God, With 1 Comment

As I was praying this morning and asking God to work through me to touch lives and help spark major revival, He said something surprising, unexpected and yet so “Oh yeah, I get it.” He said, “The fact that you keep on, day after day, in spite of the obstacles…

Featured on Grace & Faith 4 U Authors Blog

My article about 24/7 Prayer is featured this week on the Grace & Faith Authors Blog!  So excited!  What an amazing group of encouraging writers. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Here’s the link: http://graceandfaith4u.com/2012/09/24/freefalling-how-247-prayer-changed-my-life/

Tell Me Again Why I’m Doing This?

  What do you get when you take a gorgeous backyard, candlelight, yummy cake, pineapple, tropical juice, several avid readers, a cute dog and the luxury of two relaxed hours?  For me, it was just what the doctor ordered. This week’s book club get-together discussing THE FALL, with it’s Garden…

Ode to an Old Barn

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&sz=all&va=old+barns What is it about barns, especially old, run down, paint-gone, forsaken ones?  Why, when I’m in the middle of too-much, too-loud, too-busy, do I long for an old, quiet, isolated, musty barn in a huge, painful way? Photo by Alon Eshel Is it because they seem like a beloved…