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Sometimes a difficult person or situation comes up in life. You ask God for help but it seems like prayer isn’t working. What’s going on?read more
Due to a family emergency, Carrie is unavailable to write. Please enjoy some of her more popular posts from the past!
Friends. You may know that I’ve moved a lot throughout my life. Yet I’ve been fortunate at each new home to find one or two close friends. Many I’ve lost contact with, but I fondly remember their names and some of the things we did together.
Not every friendship ended well, though. In fact, some splits were downright painful and left me scarred and hesitant to trust again.
How can we tell the difference between safe and not-so-safe people around us?read more
How many times have you agreed to do something when you didn’t want to? Said yes when you’d prefer to say no. Let guilt rule. Is it biblical to say no?read more
I like a bit of intrigue. Secrets, surprises, and classified information. But how do you explain the difference between good secrets and bad secrets?read more
Many times, biographies inspire me or challenge me. A very few number enflame a passion within me. On Fire by John O’Leary makes that short list of books.read more
Some of you really liked my short stories for the Crossing series. Well, I’ve made some for the Embers series! Check out my newest one, The Internship!read more
How competitive are you? Too much? Not enough? Which is it?! Where’s the happy medium where we go about winning the prize?read more
This Thursday is the second-best holiday of the year, one you probably haven’t heard of: International Book Giving Day! Let me show you how to celebrate!read more
It’s Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week, which is designed to promote literacy in an engaging and interactive way. Let me show you how to celebrate!read more
Let me be honest. I don’t like pain. At all. And I tend to avoid its possibility if I can. But what is the true purpose of pain? Is pain good for us?read more
“God said it. I believe it. That settles it.” Hmmm. That sounds good, right? Or does it? Is there something amiss about this popular catchphrase?read more
If life feels stressed and overwhelming, Declutter Now! by Lidon and Sherry Gareis might be a great book for you. Check out my review!read more