I’m so glad you stopped by.
I used to think my gift from God was the ability to speak, teach, and write. I certainly have the passion for all three.
But I’ve since realized that God planted the seeds of those skills in me, and it was my responsibility to discover, develop, and dispense them.
But they weren’t my spiritual gift. They were skills by which I use my spiritual gift – the gift of encouragement.
Ever since I was a child, my heart’s desire has been to encourage others – to put a smile on their faces and joy in their hearts. To lighten their burdens with laughter. To give them hope, a commodity that seems to be sorely lacking in today’s world. Or provide them a respite from the real world with a story about a gutsy gal who overcomes tremendous odds to find greater love and a deeper faith.
You might know me for my column, blog, and former radio program, God, Me, and a Cup of Tea. Or you might know me for my fiction, which I began writing in 2007. Or you might know me as a speaker. Whatever the venue, you’ll find yourself, as I often do, where faith, love, and life collide – and it’s an exciting place to be!
NEW BOOK RELEASE!
Melody and Don are all set to get married in a country chapel in Seneca Forest. Don’s oldest daughter Carrie arrives from Arizona with one intention: to stop the wedding. Then an arsonist torches the church, with the pastor in it. Now, instead of heading off to the Blue Ridge Mountains in their new RV for their honeymoon, Melody and Don find themselves caught up in a murder investigation and a race to find the arsonist before he—or she—kills again.
Fire Mountain (Book 3 of the PennWoods Mystery Series) will be released on Monday, March 8 in both print and Kindle editions. You may pre-order your Kindle version now if you wish. (Click here to pre-order.) It will automatically be downloaded to your Kindle on March 8.
If you would like an autographed print copy, please email me at email@example.com. Thank you!