I got pregnant with my first child while my husband and I were stationed in South Korea. As if living in a completely foreign culture thousands of miles away from family wasn't enough, God decided it was the right time to throw a first-time pregnancy at this already overly anxious military wife (oh, can I … Continue reading Pregnancy Brain
In 1939, as Hitler began his swift march across Europe, three children made a journey of their own, arriving at the doorstep of the Kilns in Risinghurst, just outside of Oxford, where C.S. Lewis was a professor of English Literature. Although only forty, his request to re-enter military service was denied and the armed force's … Continue reading A Celebratory Piece of Turkish Delight
I am so excited to finally be able to reveal to you all the cover for If It Rains, my upcoming novel from Tyndale House Publishers, releasing July 6, 2021! In Oklahoma, 1935, lives are determined by the dust.Fourteen-year-old Kathryn, born with a clubfoot, is separated from her family while traveling to a surgeon who … Continue reading ‘If It Rains’ Cover Reveal!
To celebrate the upcoming cover reveal of "If It Rains," I'm hosting another giveaway over on my Facebook page! The beautiful cover for “If It Rains” gave me all the feels…so what better way to celebrate its reveal than to give away a copy of Elizabeth Laing Thompson's “All The Feels,” as well as a … Continue reading Cover Reveal Giveaway!
"...Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor." (Luke 7:22) This was the answer Jesus gave when messengers from John the Baptist … Continue reading Missing The Forest Through The Trees–or Pigs
It's no secret that COVID has changed a lot of things in our world. Not least among them is how we travel. Airline travel is at its lowest level in decades, with more and more Americans choosing the relative safety of their own vehicles and embarking on that simultaneously most-dreaded and also most-loved traditions: the … Continue reading An Ode to the American Roadtrip
I've been quiet on the book news front lately but rest assured--I have not been idle! Edits on my debut novel "If It Rains" are wrapping up, and a cover reveal will be coming soon (guys, I've seen it, and it's GORGEOUS!) In case you missed it, yesterday I was officially introduced on the Tyndale … Continue reading Book News and A Giveaway!
I am a military spouse. My husband is a pilot with nearly fifteen years of service under his belt; I've tagged along for thirteen of those. We spent the first five years of our marriage overseas, traveling both Europe and Asia. Afterwards, we returned to the States where my son was born, along with a … Continue reading The Longest, Most Unexpected Good-bye
Four hundred years ago this week, on September 16, 1620, the people we now know as "Pilgrims" set out from Plymouth for the New World, seeking relief from religious persecution in their home country. Every Thanksgiving, children don paper hats and cardboard bonnets to reenact the life of these settlers after their arrival. Their difficult … Continue reading From Plymouth to Plymouth
Ah, September. The air is growing crisp (well, as crisp as it gets in southern New Mexico). Children are heading back to school. Football stadiums are filling. Local restaurants are packed with friends and neighbors enjoying the fruits of fall. Except none of that is happening. Because it's 2020. The year that everything just...wasn't. And … Continue reading Don’t Look Back