It’s time for a give-away!

CONGRATULATIONS TO BETH! She is our converations cups and bible winner!  In honor of my new book, Rest Assured, coming out this fall, we are doing a giveaway for a group of women who are notorious for not getting much rest – MOTHERS! We are giving away a set of Conversation Cups by Light ‘Em Up Gifts and the I Can Learn the… Read More

Vote for the cover for my new TEEN book!

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Michele! Thanks for submitting your vote and we’ll be announcing the winning cover soon!   Many of you cast your vote a couple of weeks ago on the next cover for a new tween book I have coming out in February, 2016. Now, I need your input on a new book I have coming out at… Read More

Pick the cover for my new tween book!

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Tammy! Thanks for submitting your vote and we’ll be announcing the winning cover soon!   I am so excited to announce that I will have a new book for tween girls (ages 8-12) coming out in February, 2016! The theme of the book will be “relationships,” which as you know, is of great importance in a tween girl’s life! I’ve… Read More

And then there were two…

Introducing my second grandchild, Micah Alan Courtney who was born on December 1st, weighing 8 lbs. and 4 oz. Big brother, Walker is smitten with his new little brother. And Mimi is gearing up to spoil him rotten. Thanking God for this littlest blessing!

When Mercy Meets Your Mess: Sarah’s “Move On” Story

By: Sarah Moran I’m not a big fan of messes. Ask anyone who knows me. My parenting goal for this summer? To teach my girls to clean the house—thoroughly. Not exactly the “Judy Moody Not-So-Bummer-Summer” they were hoping to have! As a little girl, I made a tape (yes, I said tape!) of myself singing the “Monster Mash”. Don’t ask… Read More

When Mercy Meets Your Mess: Ashley’s “Move On” Story

By: Ashley Simmons My life as a Pastor’s Wife was pretty close to perfect. My husband loved me. My kids loved people and loved the ministry. I was surrounded by love. God called us to pastor a church in a coastal community that was a hot spot for vacationers. Paradise, if you will. There were times I felt life was… Read More

Guest Post: I Have a Mental Illness

By: Pam Gibbs This week, the world mourned the loss of the irrepressible genius actor, Robin Williams. Typically, the death of celebs leaves me a little sad because I know I will miss their gifts. With Williams’ death, however, I grieved. Not because I knew him personally, although his acting made all of us think we did.  I grew up loving… Read More

Mirrors…and a moment of selfie-reflection

Mirrors. It’s hard to imagine life without them. I was reminded recently that a time existed when a mirror was considered a luxury rather than a necessity. While retrieving a vintage book from an old antique china cabinet that belonged to my grandmother, I saw the tapestry coin purse in the picture above sitting on a shelf. It had been… Read More