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We won!

The Crossing Series RELAUNCH!

Back in early October, I made two big announcements: I was starting my own publishing company. I was reclaiming the rights to my Crossing series. Several of you patiently waited while my assistant and I waded into the publishing waters. We had some battles to win, fights with computers over formatting issues and such. But we won! The ENTIRE Crossing Series is NOW Available!
Healing after Trauma

Truth in a Troubled World

Crossing, Oregon, population 725. The town square consists of a diner, ice cream shop, newspaper, General Store and Micah’s Hardware. The people are friendly, drive older cars, and live life slowly. And it exists only in my head. Growing up I loved Cinderella. She was sweet, cheerful, and caring. Prince Charming was so captivated in one evening with her that he turned a city on its head looking for her. When evil entered the story, it was subdued and the champions of good lived happily ever after. This mindset colors my world. It’s not that I’ve lived a charmed life. Like Cinderella, I’ve experienced pain, loss, and hardship.
Impossible Things

Accomplishing the Impossible

Can you imagine accomplishing incredible things? Tackling the impossible, and succeeding? The Lord is with you, mighty warrior. Yeah, I'm talking to you. I want you to stop for a moment and consider how deeply you believe in incredible things? Not just me doing them, but you. This question is so important that it was one of the themes in my second fiction book, Ryan's Crossing. Can you imagine yourself accomplishing incredible things?

Romance God’s Way

I wrote this post two years ago for another website just before Romancing Melody: A Crossing Journey released. Yet its truth about romance hasn’t changed. Romance is bigger than most of us consider it to be.

Romance is lavishing love on anotherTis the season for romance: long-stemmed roses and fancy dinners, boxes of chocolate and nights on the town. Truth be told, I’ve always been a simple girl. 

To me, one rose of the right color is even more perfect than a dozen roses in an expensive vase because one rose conveys three things: 1) my husband thought of me and took time to stop to buy something for me, 2) he cares enough to remember and look for a rose in my favorite color, and 3) he knows me well enough to comprehend that while I’ll enjoy the rose immensely, I will also be thinking of the financial cost to our checkbook.Want to read more?

Redemption in Crossing

Back in October 2012, I wrote a post about redemption. I'd been thinking about it, enough to look up the definition in the dictionary. I loved what I found. Still do. The very first definition at Dictionary.com says this: an act of redeeming or the state of being redeemed.

A Crossing Story: Thomas’ Decision

Another short story based on the Crossing Series: Thomas paced in front of the park bench, the night air cooling his sweaty skin. He wrung his hands.

A Crossing Story: Caring for the Trees

Another short story based on the Crossing Series: Peter lifted four-year old Joshua onto his shoulders as they climbed the steps to the office. “If you want to grow up and work with us like your daddy,

A Crossing Story: The Phone Call

Another short story based on the Crossing Series: “So I got this letter yesterday from Mom.” Ryan slouched back, kicking his shoes off and resting them on the coffee table in front of the couch.

A Crossing Story: The Summer Promise

Peter burst from the car barely a second after his dad stopped in front of the cabin a few miles outside of Crossing, Oregon, owned by Micah and Helen Williams. His twelve-year old head didn’t notice

A Crossing Story: Missing Jamie

Faye finished wiping the counter after Christmas Eve dinner and laid the rag over the kitchen faucet to dry. While drying her hands with a towel she walked toward the living room and looked to see what the rest of the family was doing.