Hey there! I’m Carrie,
and I’m so glad you stopped here to find out more about me.
Over the years, God rewrote my dreams from being a corporate accountant (or FBI agent taking down the bad guys) to being a stay-at-home mom and a writer. Okay, so I came kicking and screaming part (a lot) of the way, but I’m so thankful that God persisted.
I am a military wife. Or, more accurately, a former military wife. After Basic, two Tech Schools, three duty stations and ten years in the military, my husband medically retired. He is now a government employee on Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, so we still get to hang out and support our active duty members.
We have three children, all figuring out their own adult lives. Besides writing books, I play with my grandchildren, try to keep up with family and
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as written in The Warrior’s Bride.
More than anything, I strive to write encouraging books. My fiction is purposely clean, happily-ever-after, gentle romance stories that show practical Christianity. My nonfiction is
You’ll see a lot of my heart and values in my weekly blog posts. I like to post about what I’m learning and every once in a while I hand the reins over to a friend who challenges me to keep seeking Christ. God’s taught me many things that I want to share with you, and I know He still has a lot to teach me. It’s going to be an incredible journey! Will you join me?
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ON THE BLOG
Do you want to be healed? This seems like a simple question, but it hides in the shadows of our life.
David Seamands writes in Healing for Damaged Emotions, “This is what Jesus asked the sick man who had lain ill for thirty-eight years (see John 5:6). Do you really want to be healed, or do you just want to talk about your problem? Do you want to use your problem to get sympathy from others?” (page 25).
Letting go of suffering, choosing to walk into health and wholeness, and thriving after unimaginable pain can be difficult. Sometimes we’ve walked with the pain for so long we don’t know how to let go. Occasionally, we carry the tragedy in front of us like a badge of honor or hide behind it like a shield of protection. All of that is normal, but none of it is healthy for the long term.
Much like people who have broken an arm need a doctor to set things right, God waits to put our heart, mind, and emotions back into their proper place. And the process requires patience and quiet. Just like an injured limb needs rest and time, so do our hearts and minds after a loss. Do you want to be healed?