Beauty for Ashes – How God Made Our Burning Van Beautiful

Life is full of surprises. Last weekend, our surprise was our van burning to a charred shell on the side of the road while we watched. It looked like loss. Like a tragedy. But it wasn’t. I just have to tell you what God has done. He already showed us such grace and goodness even […]

3 Reasons Christians Failed with the Starbucks Red Cup

2015 may well be remembered as the year of the red cup. In case you somehow missed it, here was the general progression: 1. Guy makes a video that Starbucks refuses to put “Merry Christmas” on their holiday cups. He says Christians should go in and say their name is Merry Christmas so the barista […]

Chapter 3 — A Hero with a Secret

A story is only as good as its plot and its characters. Great characters, like real people, have many layers to them. Most people have secret fears, regrets, difficult memories, all of which contribute to who they are now, both their strengths and weaknesses. A great story won’t tell you, “This guy has a secret […]

A Christian Response to Obama’s ISIS/Crusade Comparison

I don’t want to write about this. Plenty of people are arguing and getting upset and I’d like to just move on. However, because I have lived in Muslim countries, read the Koran, and love Jesus Christ as well as many Muslim people, it seems I have some perspective that might help other Christians who […]

New Suspense Novel!–It Starts with an Idea

Do authors sit down and write a book? Yes and no. For the next few weeks, I want to take you on a little journey to a book from idea to end result. My current romantic suspense novel is at 78,000 words. By the time this blog series is finished, I hope the book will […]

Disney Princesses and Exploitation – In Conclusion

Today is the conclusion of the Princess series in regard to whether some of the favorite Disney movies help or hurt the ongoing fight against human exploitation. Movie Title: Beauty and the Beast Does this movie inspire girls to be stronger or more vulnerable? Vulnerable The story in a nutshell: Girl’s father gets taken as a captive Girl […]

Disney Princesses and Exploitation – Mulan and Pocahontas

This week I want to go over some of the favorite Disney princess movies and take a look at the messages in them in regard to whether they help or hurt the ongoing fight against human exploitation. Movie Title: Mulan Does this movie inspire girls to be stronger or more vulnerable? Both The story in a nutshell: […]

Disney Princesses and Exploitation – Rapunzel

This week I want to go over some of the favorite Disney princess movies and take a look at the messages in them in regard to whether they help or hurt the ongoing fight against human exploitation. Movie Title: Tangled Does this movie inspire girls to be stronger or more vulnerable? Strong The story in a nutshell: Girl is […]

Disney Princesses and Exploitation – Ariel

This week I want to go over some of the favorite Disney princess movies and take a look at the messages in them in regard to whether they help or hurt the ongoing fight against human exploitation. The Little Mermaid came out when I was growing up and even though I watched it probably fifty times, […]

Adoption – Outside the Womb, Inside the Heart

For anyone who has adopted a child…I admire you so much. To open your homes and your lives and bring a child in, by choice, is a beautiful, lifelong picture of the love of Jesus Christ. Because it is sometimes hard to put your heart into words, I’ve written this piece below for you. You […]

When God Says No, and a Loved One Dies

“I feel sorry for Moses,” my husband said as he taught Sunday school this past Sunday. It was time for Moses to die, but he begged God to let him go into the promised land, the place he had spent many, many years of his life leading his people toward. He wanted to experience the moment […]

Why a Book for Pre-Teens on Human Trafficking?

Capturing Jasmina is a very important book to me. I have been speaking and writing on human trafficking for several years, and so many mothers told me I needed to write a book for their teen girls. With the average age for girts trafficked in the US being 12-14, the need for a book that […]

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