The hardest part of Bring Her Home to write wasn’t the cutting but what led to it. Not because I couldn’t picture it but because I could.While I don’t have physical scars like Eva, her fight is mine. The daily battle to keep going, keep fighting, keep choosing the truth when it’s so much easier… Continue reading Crown of Promise Devotions – Don’t Give Up
Crown of Promise Devotions – Grace and the Prodigal
Bring Her Home is inspired by Jesus’ parable of the Prodigal Son (found in Luke 15:11-32) and while it’s mostly Evangeline’s story (ie, ‘the prodigal’), it’s also very much the story of a father’s grace and incredible love. Growing up in a Christian family where my second home was our church, I’ve heard the Prodigal… Continue reading Crown of Promise Devotions – Grace and the Prodigal
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
Why Bother with Church?
I grew up in church. I was seven days old the first time I went and attended every Sunday, usually more than once, from that point on. It didn’t take all that much thought. Sunday equals church. And I loved it. Then life changed, as it does. Among other things, I moved a fair distance away… Continue reading Why Bother with Church?
Cakes, Bakes and Expectations
It’s funny the things God uses to teach us – little comments kids make, songs on the radio, a poignant line from a movie, pain. One of my biggest God-lessons lately has come from a cake. Yep, a cake. Last year’s birthday cake, to be exact. I cried my eyes out over this particular cake… Continue reading Cakes, Bakes and Expectations