A different time of Life

A different time of Life

Watching a loved one go from robust and strong to almost helpless is like watching a vibrant flower slowly fade away. The things they did that they took for granted are suddenly the realms of a caregiver.  It is not hard to be a caregiver when it is someone you love,...
The Value of a Penny

The Value of a Penny

Years ago, I read an article in a Christian magazine about a young woman whose grandmother had died.  Her grandmother had been a great influence on her life and now she was gone. The unique thing was that the grandmother used to give her shiny pennies when she was...
A Change of Seasons

A Change of Seasons

It is that unknown time, the sunset years. What will happen? What things will we be dealing with physically? God has His timetable for our lives and we live in an age of questions. My husband has always been very active. He’s played tennis since he was a young sailor....
A War Room

A War Room

Don’t know how many of you saw this movie, but I saw it three times with different friends. What an inspiring movie! I hope every woman that saw that movie was moved to start a war room of her own.  I didn’t have a closet to convert, but made some changes in my office...
Saving Files

Saving Files

If any of you fellow writers are like me, you have files and more files. Some have to get another file cabinet to hold the “stuff” I look at my file for writing projects, and see story starts, poetry, manuscripts for books already published and a myriad of other...
A May Appointment

A May Appointment

As I near the birthday that marks my 80th year, I can reflect back on the ways God has worked in my life. How could I imagine that I would still have the pleasure of writing books in my senior years?  As I’ve shared with others, the Mary book, about the mother of...
Meeting Deadlines

Meeting Deadlines

Sometimes I think I write better when I am facing a deadline. When Whitaker House told me they had agreed to my latest idea, a book on Lydia, they had to give me a shorter time to write in order to fit it into their schedule. Back in October it didn’t seem like a...
Digging into History

Digging into History

My latest book, courtesy of Whitaker House, is called “Lydia, Woman of Philippi.”  She’s only mentioned in Chapter 16 of The Book of Acts, but like Claudia in a previous book, who appears only in one line in the New Testament, there is more to her.  Lydia was a...
My Fisherman

My Fisherman

Putting on the whole armor of God each day can give us wisdom in situations we come across each day.  A couple of weeks ago I was taking a nap when I was awakened by a sound, a groan.  I went into the living room to find my husband on the floor between the coffee...
Fodder for a Story

Fodder for a Story

In all my books I have been able to incorporate real life people and situations I’ve come across. A friend’s mother was in a wheelchair many years ago, paralyzed on one side due to a stroke and having to speak with difficulty out of the side of her mouth.  In one of...