2020 has been a year to forget. Every time we turned around, a new threat. COVID. Tiger King. Murder hornets. It was always something else to kill our mind, body, or soul. But I guess it could have been worse. At least the air wasn't trying to kill us. On December 4, 1952, a cloud … Continue reading The Great Smog of London
History Friday is taking a break this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday but don't worry--we'll be back next week! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
2020 has been a year where I have been overwhelmed by the goodness of God. It has also been the year in which I struggled to see it the most. Because I am a believer, but I struggle with unbelief. There are moments when I am filled with faith and awe, sure I am sitting … Continue reading Help Me in My Unbelief
This year has been a doozy for sure, but I still have *so* much to be thankful for, including being a part of the Tyndale family of authors and YOU, my patient readers, who have stuck by me on this long journey. To celebrate, I'm giving away two books from Tyndale authors, both of them … Continue reading Thankful for YOU GiVeAwAy!
On November 14, 1883, pirates were born. Well, pirates as we know them. After months of serialization in the children's magazine Young Folks, Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" was published as a novel on this day by Cassel & Co publishers. The swash-buckling tale of Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver was massively popular and … Continue reading Yo-Ho-Ho and an ‘X’ Marks the Spot
Great news! My debut novel, "If It Rains" is now available for preorder! Find it here at the publisher's website. Order it on Amazon here with FREE Prime shipping upon its release. Available also at Books-A-Million here. Don't see it at your favorite retailer? Kept checking back for more places to purchase! "If It Rains" … Continue reading “If It Rains” Pre-Orders!
Sundays are my favorite days. I love the laziness of a Sunday morning: sleeping in, sipping coffee, taking a long walk through the desert hills surrounding my house. Then it's church, that wonderful time of fellowship, praising Jesus and immersing myself in Truth. Afterwards, feeling alive and refreshed, it's lunch with my family then home … Continue reading When Following Means Un-Following
In 1898, English novelist H.G. Wells published a novel entitled The War of the Worlds in which a spaceship from Mars lands on Earth, inciting panic and leading to conflict between humans and extraterrestrials. It was groundbreaking for its time, highly popular, and still ranks among the most read and most celebrated science fiction novels … Continue reading The Panic That Never Actually Panicked
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