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I have skeletons

Skeletons in My Closet

I have skeletons. I don't specifically talk about a lot of them, but it's not because they are hidden away in the proverbial closet. When God brings a lady to me that would benefit from hearing part of my story, I openly share those moments when life sucker punched me or I chose to act in a way that wasn't God's best. This is not something that came easily to me, and truthfully I still hesitate before I confess my failures and shortcomings. No one likes to look foolish. None of us wants to be thought of as less than. And I certainly don't jump at the chance to admit how out of control I sometimes get. So, what is the point of sharing? And how can we do so in a manner that glorifies God even when the choices we made do not?
Who did I think I was?

Why Not You?

In January 2012, my publisher released my first book, Crossing Values. I sat, uncertain. Would anyone buy it? Once they bought it, would they read it? If they read it, would they recommend it to others? Or read my second book? What was I thinking releasing a book? Who did I think I was?

4 Book Giveaway!

The holidays are coming! Hmmm, maybe some of you didn’t want to hear that quite yet. Sorry, but telling you won’t slow down time — and maybe I can help! How about the chance to win some free books!?

Authors Lindon and Sherry Gareis, Joanie Bruce, Kathy Barnett and I want to bless you this holiday season with FOUR FREE BOOKS! Whether you keep them for yourself or give them away at Christmas is up to you.

Here are the books included in this giveaway:

Alana Candler, Marked for Murder by Joanie BruceAlana Candler is on someone’s hit list. A stalker is breathing down her neck at every turn, hiding in the shadows, waiting for her to make a mistake—to freeze long enough for him to make his hit.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.