My first novel was published in March 2009 after a ten-year creative struggle to find my voice. Par for the Curse certainly outperformed my expectations by winning a few awards. Even more so, I was surprised by an outpour of love for the character "Riley Briggs" who was only supposed to be a minor character.… Continue reading PAR FOR THE CURSE and Family Patterns of Destructive Behavior
Personal coaching helped me realize that sometimes I respond and react to situations as the little girl in me, rather than the smart, capable, strong woman that I am today. My coach asked me to write a letter to that little girl. Because I’m a writer, I decided to write it as a story instead.… Continue reading The Broken Part
Last Saturday I had the best nap I've had in a long time. I was so noticeably refreshed that I pondered the reason with some angst. That's me, never taking anything at face value. While others may have just gotten up and said "Thank you Jesus," I needed to understand why I was so rested.… Continue reading Blind People Are Listening
I'm simple but complex. To me, those things are not at odds with each other. The opposite of simple is "complicated"— not complex. Complication is horizontal. Complexity is vertical. When you're life is complicated it has a lot of interconnected parts popping off in multiple directions. On the other hand, a complex life is having… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Might Need to Burn Bridges
Our hearts go out to the grieving families of those lost in the helicopter accident with NBA superstar, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. We will continue to pray that God heals your broken hearts and that one day, though never understanding these tragic events, you will laugh again. It was the late 1990s and… Continue reading One Day I Laughed… And You’ll Laugh Again, Too
I attend a church that has a heavy focus on the financial literacy of its members and getting them out of debt. It’s biblical. Getting out of debt helps better position people to be in service to God. Without the burden of debt, you can do more for God with the provision he has given… Continue reading The Statute of Limitations On Your Past Has Expired.
It happened on a wonderful trip with my girlfriends to the red rock mountains of Sedona. Gathered in a circle at Cathedral Rock, we prayed hand in hand when a skin penetrating predator struck my heel. I shook my foot a bit to take the sting away and kept praying. The next morning I sat… Continue reading Bruised Heels and All