Last autumn the Redbud Writers guild, to which I belong, was accepting submissions to their first anthology. The theme was living deeply rooted and transformed lives. Below I'll share about my submission to the book, as well as how you can win a copy, but first things first: Praise for EVERBLOOM Once I began reading these stories I couldn’t stop. Each writer is a … [Read more...] about Everbloom Book and Giveaway!
No More Fear: 40 Days to Overcome Worry My guest today is author JoHannah Reardon, sharing about her latest book. Many use this book for lent because of the 40 day period, yet this book speaks to the heart in all seasons. After all, fear can grasp us or remain a stronghold at any time of the year. I enjoyed JoHannah's daily readings on the attributes of God, beginning … [Read more...] about No More Fear – Author Q&A with JoHannah Reardon
(I originally wrote this article for Christianity Today's WomenLeaders.com.) You’re investing thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours, and numerous headaches in planning a missions trip. You hope to save the world (at least the corner you’ll be in) and return with photos, stories, and unforgettable memories of souls you’ve touched. Nothing surges global vision in your … [Read more...] about Making the Most of Your Mission Trip – Tips to making your cross-cultural experience a success.
Today’s headlines say a lot about refugees and immigrants. Yet not much of what we read adequately prepares us to effectively facilitate their transition to American life once they settle down in our neighborhoods. What can we as church leaders do when they come to us for help? Click here to continue reading my latest article for Christianity Today. … [Read more...] about Article at WomenLeaders.com: Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Fifty six years ago today my parents married and began a life together. It was more than simply building a family or living the American Dream; it was putting pieces of fragmented lives together, of finding stability and sanity in this world, of learning how to function after an oppressive regime forced dysfunction and death upon quiet farmers and their families. It was … [Read more...] about How Two Immigrants Fell in Love and Married, Fifty Six Years Ago Today