Tuesday, January 10, 2023

New Website, Blog, and Book! Oh My!

Please check out my new website and blog over at:


Check out my new book, 
Images From God: 40 Devotions to Encounter God's Heart


 Available on Amazon
in paperback and eBook.
Includes Sketch & Write Journaling Prompts!

From the author’s private journals of intimacy with God come devotions inspired by images from Him. Through these innermost revelations, you will see more of who God is, more of His nature, more of His great love, and more of who we are, in Christ Jesus. The devotional inspires spiritual growth and calls readers to a deeper and closer relationship with God.

Each devotion in Images From God includes passages of Scripture and Sketch & Write journal prompts. Through choosing one or more of the prompts, you are encouraged to have your own intimate meeting time with God. Whether you choose to sketch or to write, it’s an opportunity to engage God in conversation and a time to receive personal revelation. So, come, you are invited to encounter God’s Heart!

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Book Review: Just Imagine (God's Hospitality)

I just finished reading a book that a close friend (and mentor) wrote. Dianne is a mother and pastor and a lover of people. God gave her a passion for hospitality (which is another word for love). One thing that I admire about Dianne is that she challenges me. She challenged me years ago to do a women's retreat (I admit I did it kicking and screaming, at first). Another thing I love about Dianne is that she encourages me -- to keep going, to run the race, to seek God, to do what He's called me to do. I am so thankful for this woman. Her book is like her -- challenging, yet encouraging. It makes me want to love people better. Read it. The world needs radical hospitality.

This book is a call to bring radical love and hospitality to a hurting world. This beautiful book challenges us to get messy with people -- to get out extra paper towels! In a world where people are hoarding privacy and isolation has become the norm, intentional hospitality is needed more than ever. People want to be loved and feel like they belong. Jesus took the time to connect and touch people, and we should too. Whether you want to be more hospitable or you want that for your church, this book is an excellent resource. It contains wonderful life examples and even has self and church assessments that can help show areas for improvement.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Book Review: Afghanistan: Teachable Moments

I am reading Afghanistan: 179 Days of Teachable Moments, a journal of Florence Robyn Smith's deployment. Each day has a title, experience and Scripture, in short segments that you can read in a few minutes. 

The book inspires me for two big reasons...

1. Journaling - Most of us go through life, just trying to keep our head above water, but if we would discipline ourselves, like Ms. Smith, to write down and reflect, we would see how God is working through each day, through each experience. I already keep a journal, but this book makes me want to dig more into my everyday experiences and reflect.

2. Doing -- It is inspirational to see a woman of faith step out to do something challenging. She did not have to sign up to be deployed, but the mission field is wherever you are called, even working for the military in Afghanistan.  

Here is the book's trailer.

I give the book 4 out of 5 stars! Thank you Ms. Smith for your inspiration to do big things for God!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Pray Like A Warrior

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"I have bestowed strength on a warrior..." Psalm 89:19

God tells me I am a warrior like David. Prayer is a sword that cuts through strongholds that we cannot see. Since we often cannot see the outcome of prayer (or we don't share testimonies), we assume prayer doesn't do much...and that is just what the enemy wants us to think. Don't fall for it! God has given us strength through Jesus, who has already overcome evil! We are warriors! 

Now, let's pray like it!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

God Delights In Us

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"He brought me out into a spacious place;
He rescued me because He delighted in me." Psalm 18:19 (NIV)

God "delights" in me. Isn't that amazing?! A friend told me recently that she is God's favorite! Well, I'm his favorite too! And so are you! His heart delights in us, His children.