How God Used My Fictional Character to Teach Me True Things

What if our characters are real?  What if they are actually the souls of unborn children who died before birth, and God gives them to authors as inspiration for characters in our stories?  What if we will meet all our characters someday in heaven? When I came up with that fun fictional concept last week, I […]

When God Gives You Darkness

Oh, oh, here we go Welcome to the show Lights shining, so blinding From our head to our toes When this room blacks out You know we will stand out So come on, oh We’re gonna glow! – “Glow” by Britt Nicole Children love glow sticks.  Actually, adults love glow sticks too.  (At least I do…I […]

Of Books and Babies

As a writer, I know the importance of beginnings. Everything hangs on the first few pages of your novel.  If readers don’t enjoy those, they probably won’t move on.  There are lots of books in the world, so unless someone else told them it was a good story, why should they spend time on a […]

When God Says “As You Wish”

Last week I was chatting with a friend about parenting struggles.  She has a child who had gotten addicted to TV, and she had to do the hard work of cutting back screen time.  Not only was it upsetting to the child, but it was hard on Mom too!  Now she has to entertain the […]

Simmer Starters – Mar. 6, 2015

First, I have to share these three Simmer Starter links that directly correlate to the series on love that I have going right now.  If you don’t check out any of the other links, read these! The Three Sieves (Tim Challies) – Amen and amen!  This is on my mind too, all the time.  I love the […]