Category Archives: Life transitions

Rain and Leaves are Falling! Are you Glad?

Hi blog friends! It’s been awhile! Sorry about that–I took the summer off to work on a book project that I can’t wait to tell you about. The sequel to Sophie’s Quest, Sophie Topfeather, Superstar! is also ALMOST ready to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Some Kids I Love

Dear Stephanie, Amanda, Hannah, Erica, Gretchen, Jessica, Annika, and Aidan, You’re probably wondering why I gave you a little block covered with book covers on four sides for Christmas. Or, maybe not. I will tell you about it, anyway! The … Continue reading

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“Had a Good Bowel Movement Lately?”

Nursing students at SPU consecrated their budding careers to God at a beautiful worship service Friday night. They led the music, prayed, and listened to a former student share his thoughts on their intended professions from his own personal experience. … Continue reading

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Do Blessings have Costs?

Facing rejection is one of the most frequently-talked about subjects at writing conferences, but the idea of getting a rejection letter from a publisher or agent never bothered me nearly as much as never hearing back at all. A rejection … Continue reading

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Shout-out to Summer Camping (Reprise)

I just got back from about ten days in the Midwest, visiting my favorite childhood bookstore (this time as a published author, signing copies of Sophie’s Quest!), going to Twins’ Days  and twin book signings with my twin sister (Lost … Continue reading

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Pressed Down, Shaken Together

  A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap (Luke 6:38). Thank you to all who contributed toward making the past week one of the most special of my life! Since I … Continue reading

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Telling Our Stories: Who Needs to Hear Yours?

Image credit: burmadd.BlogSpot.com Someone asked me this week if I was an author. He looked like he really wanted to know, and so I nodded. Turns out, he wanted to know because he also has an amazing story to share. Through … Continue reading

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Grandparents: The Wonder that You Are

Going back to school this week after spring break, I heard one phrase repeated over and over again. It was some form of “my grandparents.” Many, many children, when asked if they did something special over the spring break, mentioned spending … Continue reading

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Too Late to Apologize–and to be Grateful?

  Image credit: http://www.beckybakes.net My oldest daughter was home from college for the past week on spring break (one of the reasons I didn’t post a “Wednesday’s Word” column for the past two Wednesdays). What a delight! Her stated objectives … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Free: There’s No Comparison

In one of the most famous verses of the Bible, John 3:16, God says he loves us–each of us–enough to send his Son, Jesus, to earth to die for our sins. It’s so famous that we even saw it printed … Continue reading

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