“I want a new drug One that won’t make me sick One that won’t make me crash my car Or make me feel three feet thick.” I loved Huey Lewis back when. Okay, I still do. But there’s a particular song of his on my mind this morning in a totally different context than […]
The Book That Almost Wasn’t!
My book, Great Love for Life: How to Find & Keep Love that Truly Satisfies, could be titled The Book that Almost Wasn’t. If nobody’s told you before, let me be the first. Grief can suck the life right outa your libido. A couple years ago, our family lost my mom & dad after a […]
💕 ☆☆☆ ANNABELLE: A Ghostly Texas Tale 💕 ☆☆☆
Woohoo! It’s Brand New, Gorgeous & Available to give in time for Christmas! (Thanks to Disney artist Scott Seeto & Yvonne Parks of Pear Creative for ANNABELLE’S A-Mazing cover.) Hats off to Disney Artist Scott Seeto & Yvonne Parks of Pear Creative for ANNABELLE’S Gorgeous cover! A once-grand house, neglected and abused. A young family […]
An Encouraging Word From Our Heavenly Father
Seems pretty cheeky to say one can hear from God and even cheekier to share it with others. But if there’s a chance of this soothing hearts and encouraging us to trust God when we’re discouraged, then I’m sharing. Feel free to pass this on if it resonates with you. Blessings, y’all. The text of […]
Grieve, Mourn & Wail–Joy is On the Way
So often I go through day after day kinda forgetting that I’m surrounded by people who are dying and moving toward an eternity without God.
When the reality of that fact breaks through, even a moment, its unbearable.
Web or Net?
The Internet. The World Wide Web. Digital Streaming. Our modern world is a flood of information, into every household with a power source, into every hand with a mobile phone, and most of that flood is divisive, fear-filled, degrading, addictive filth that appeals to the very basest of human inclinations and appetites. Web: a network […]
3 Tips for Powerful Prayers
About ten years ago our family was wading through some of the most trying, exhausting circumstances of our lives. One of our kids was going through a very painful era and, to help him in the only way possible at the time, we began homeschooling. Now I felt like I was trapped with a lion in a cage every day without even the break of packing him off to school for a few hours. The accusing voice in my head was relentless. “Chana, you have TWO important jobs, that of wife and mom. You’re failing at both.“
The Great Exchange
30/30 Prayer Challenge: Day 3 I stumble out of bed. Fatigue and nagging pain scream this is silly, that my time, especially in such a helpless state, would be better spent asleep. Yes I’m weak. Yes, I’m needy. Yes, I’m aware there’s no good in me to face the day. My need is raw and […]
When Prayer. Is. Hard.
I admit, it’s a blow to faith when God moves in a powerful way yet the ones for whom you prayed still deal with hellish circumstances.
The Touch of the Master’s Hand
To our modern ears, the concept of servant or submission sounds horrible. The thought of subjecting our will to God’s will sounds reprehensible, especially since most authority on display around us is self-seeking, power hungry or just flat-out evil. But the biblical concept of “losing our lives for Christ’s sake” is truly the only path […]