Crown of Promise Devotions – The Stained-Glass Window

Like Eva in Bring Her Home, I want people to think I have it all together. That I’m strong, and confident, and unshakeable every hour of every day, no matter what life throws at me. Part of that comes from fear that they’d walk away if they knew the truth, part comes from pride and… Continue reading Crown of Promise Devotions – The Stained-Glass Window

Crown of Promise Devotions – That Surrender Moment

In Bring Her Home, both Eva and Darrek have a moment where they have to make the choice whether or not to surrender. I won't tell you whether they do or not, because, for both of them, that moment is a huge part of their story, but writing it made me think a lot about… Continue reading Crown of Promise Devotions – That Surrender Moment

Crown of Promise Devotions – Butterflies and Hope

There are butterflies on the cover of Bring Her Home, butterflies on each of the chapter headings, and butterflies on the scene dividers. In short, they're hard to miss. There's a good reason for that. Butterflies are my symbol of hope. When I was a teen, my bedroom wall was full of notes and Bible… Continue reading Crown of Promise Devotions – Butterflies and Hope

The Day I Found Twenty Seconds of Courage and Went Back

I didn’t even know his name. Not until the day he died. He was a coach at my kids’ swim school. Not their coach, but always at the pool at the same times. I’d talked to him a couple of times (or rather, him to me) as he walked up and down the pool and… Continue reading The Day I Found Twenty Seconds of Courage and Went Back

Love Like my Aunt who ate a Vinegar Cake

I’m a good baker. Cook, not so much (I mean, do people really have to eat a different meal every single night????? Come on. Couldn’t we skip dinners altogether? Have cereal for dinner? Every night?). But a good baker. At least, most of the time. Amidst the cakes I’m incredibly proud of are a few… Continue reading Love Like my Aunt who ate a Vinegar Cake