Four Gifts Launch Party Photos

I am so grateful for everyone who helped with my Four Gifts launch party, and for everyone who came to help me celebrate! One woman said that Four Gifts is just what she needs as she juggles an active family life with her husband commuting to work, her children in school, her job outside the home, and her … Continue reading Four Gifts Launch Party Photos

You’re Invited: Ready, Set, Launch!!

Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength officially launches into the world this week, and you're invited to help me celebrate at House of James, 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford, B.C., on Saturday, September 8 at 7:00pm. Come for special music, a sample reading from the book, author Q & A, book signing, and enter … Continue reading You’re Invited: Ready, Set, Launch!!

Enter to Win a Copy of Four Gifts

I used to think that self-care was all about adding something to my life, like adding some time to read, or going to the art gallery, or taking a Sunday afternoon stroll around the park. But to add in self-care meant that I also needed to stop some other things, like watching less  television, or … Continue reading Enter to Win a Copy of Four Gifts

Teaching Children to Pray

Before I get to my article today, I'd like to clarify that there are two ways to receive my free email updates: (1) using WordPress and (2) using MailChimp. Both are secure, reliable services, but MailChimp is customized with personal notes and announcements. That's where I shared my decision to return to weekly blogging, and also issued … Continue reading Teaching Children to Pray

Blessed Are You Who Live Intentionally Unsatisfied

When I first heard the title of Amy Simpson's latest book, I was immediately intrigued: Blessed Are the Unsatisfied: Finding Spiritual Freedom in an Imperfect World (InterVarsity Press, 2018). Of course, our world is imperfect. And who wouldn't want to find spiritual freedom? But how does that relate to being unsatisfied, and where is the blessing … Continue reading Blessed Are You Who Live Intentionally Unsatisfied

What Does It Mean To Be Beautiful?

What does it mean to be beautiful? Is beauty only for sunsets, flowers, and fine art? Is beauty only for the model on the cover of the fashion magazine? Is beauty reserved for women, or can a man be beautiful too? These were the questions I brought to Lee Wolfe Blum's new book, Brave is … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be Beautiful?

Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives

Last year, I joined the Redbud Writers Guild, which envisions "a vibrant and diverse movement of Christian women who create in community and who influence culture and faith." So far I've only met one Redbud in person, so for me the community is mainly a virtual one, but I'm gradually getting to know some of the … Continue reading Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives


Interested in a Free Book? Enter the Spark Giveaway

To celebrate the recent publication of Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity, today I'm posting a brief excerpt and holding a giveaway. To enter the draw for a free copy of Spark, please leave a comment at the end of this article and/or share on social media and let me know.  I'll do a random draw on … Continue reading Interested in a Free Book? Enter the Spark Giveaway