Announcement: Quitting

Am I a writer? Am I a speaker? Is this my purpose? Is this really what You told me to do? Because where are the results? Where are my readers? Where are my listeners? Should I quit? Why can’t I quit? WHY, Lord, can’t I just quit? I’ve worked hard to rear and homeschool six […]

Brave, Foolhardy, or Faith?

My son, seventeen and looking more like man than boy, swerved the family passenger van into Taco Bell’s drive-thru. As the van idled, he glanced down at his Civil Air Patrol uniform and with pride relished his promotion; he’d lead the young band of brothers from now on. The cars ahead of him disappeared around […]

Honeycomb and the Secrets of Connection

Though I may write in my home office, a solitary space, I need connections with real people, especially other believers and other writers. Have you noticed it’s difficult to find time for both? Like you, I’m busy as a bee most days, but the internet and social media have afforded new ways for me to […]

When the Snow Comes

Lulled awake at four in the morning, I pushed to a sitting position. Groggy. What woke me?  I measured my husband’s gentle snore. Out cold. My gaze drifted about the dark room, and I was magnetized to a light in the doorway. How strange—a light with form and definition. I blinked. Still there. A soft, […]

What’s in a Name? Everything

A couple weeks ago my agent told me she was rereading Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive. Familiar with John Eldredge’s book, Wild at Heart, I listened with great interest. Diana told me about the part in his book where John asks the Father to reveal who he is and what […]

Interview with Kregel Author of Mercy’s Rain, Cindy Sproles

  Cindy and I go back a few years.  The two of us were roommates at a conference once, and I can tell you, she has a great big, beautiful heart! We share the same agent, Diana Flegal, at Hartline Literary Agency. I am personally thrilled to celebrate the release of Cindy’s debut novel, Mercy’s Rain with […]

I’m an Expert

Bet that title made you want to read on. Don’t I sound arrogant? Well, I can assure you, I never wanted to become an expert at so many things. My mini-van wove in and out between semi-trucks, like playing checkers. I’d zoom ahead and a truck would pull into my lane and block me. I’d […]

GIANTS and How to Slay Them

My guest today is Rose Chandler Johnson. I was reading through some of Rose’s blog posts, Write Moments with God, and was struck by this one. As writers we face giants. My giant today wanted to rob me of creativity. How about you? Are you a melancholy, artistic type, and your productivity seems often hinged on a […]

When Christmas Hurts

December 1957: The phone call drove my grandmother to her knees. Her lungs emptied in a gasp as she collapsed on the hardwood floor. Her only sibling, a brother— dead. World War II had not killed him, but a drunk driver did. Four fatherless children wailed when they got the news. December 1958: My grandfather […]

I’m Hiding

Been looking for me? Just like Gideon, I’ve been hiding out. My enemies are enormous and devouring. Those who hear the whispers of God know that when we follow the Lord’s directives, we often have a target pasted on our foreheads. This morning God whispers to me; “Cease your struggle, Ann.” You see, I’ve been […]

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