Why Writers Really Hate Book Releases

If I could, I would skip book release day all together. It's like birthdays when you're young or New Years Eve in your twenties. Too many expectations. Too much fear of rejection. Plus, there's my control freak's worry about sharing my words with the world.  Have I done enough? Will the world be friendly? What did I get wrong? It reminds me of my oldest child’s first day of preschool, so many … Continue...


50 Reasons You Should Work at Camp This Summer

Summers at camp are unlike anything else. If you don't have plans for this summer, try it. Apply with the nearest camp....or look for one across the country. Need some reasons to spend the summer … Continue...


It Only Takes A Spark….

A friend who just finished Last Summer at Eden mentioned she was surprised by all the romance in the book. She wrote this note across the top: "Isn't it unlikely that hooking up would happen so much … Continue...


Join Last Summer at Eden Launch Team!

Hello! I am so happy to announce that my new fiction book, Last Summer at Eden, will be out in a couple months. This book is my absolute favorite because it’s a celebration of so many of my loves: … Continue...


Dying on the Inside

No one is ever really ready for a dog. You think you are, but you can’t imagine the bolt-upright-in-bed terror you’ll feel when your new puppy enthusiastically guards against the evil snow at three … Continue...



House Hunters

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away om evil. It will be healing to your esh and re eshment to your bones. —Solomon … [Read More...]

The Endorphins

The Endorphins Will Carry You

“I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” —God in Ezekiel 36:26 Summer was coming, and I needed to lose some weight. During our busy spring, I had gotten in the habit of grabbing fast … [Read More...]


Holy Work

When we talk about church, we usually assume we all mean the same experience, but church looks different to each of us. I don’t just mean the ways different denominations celebrate, and I don’t mean pipe organ versus electric guitar. I mean what we get out of church. You’ve probably had seasons when … [Read More...]

Real Sunshine & The Chick-Fil-A Drive-Through

{This is an essay from my new book, Love Rules. To spread love this Valentines Day, I'm giving away gift-wrapped copies to anyone who leaves a reivew at Amazon,, or goodreads. Click HERE for more information. Thank you! } For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the … [Read More...]

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