Books I Have Contributed To:
Let the Earth Rejoice: 365 Devotions Celebrating God’s Creation
These 365 daily readings reveal the ever changing testament to the imagination and creativity of our God. His mighty hand crafted the tallest mountain and the most delicate snowflake. More than thirty writers share their observations and reflections of God’s goodness in the beauty and wonder of nature. Let the Earth Rejoice equips readers each day to know that the same God who created the ocean and cares for the hummingbird, also created and cares for you.
See days: 49 -88-121-145-139-249
Just Breathe: 365 Day Devotional Journals
Deadlines. Expectations. Loss. Success. Responsibilities. Adulting. It can all be overwhelming. Just breathe. Relax and let God soothe your soul. He knows the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the joys and sorrows. Calm your mind and reach out to the One who gave you breath in the first place.
See days: Jan. 13 – Feb 17 – Mar 23 – Apr 12 – May 25 – Jul -2 – Aug 18 – Sept 24 – Oct 16 – Nov 20
Short and Sweet Book Series
In this book you’ll see just what can happen when 69 Christian writers break their attachment to multi-syllable words and get back to the familiar words of childhood, simple words like brave, true, loyal, love, and joy.
Some of the stories you’ll find here are serious; some are not. Some might cause a slight smile or quiet chuckle to bubble to the surface; others might cause a laugh to shoot up like a grand old geyser. Some stories invite deep reflection; others just let you be. Some reveal much; others reveal little. Sometimes the creativity is subtle; other times it is easily seen.
In one way or another all of the stories are powerful. And with a few exceptions, their words are all one syllable.
Susan King / Grace Publishing
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Answered Prayers
“While other parents celebrated the exciting moments of first steps, words strung together and towers of blocks being built, we watched… and waited. But those moments never came for our precious granddaughter, Millie. Special tests and evaluations were ordered and the landscape of our lives was changed forever when our daughter, Laurie, in words thick with painful emotion, explained Millie had been diagnosed as being severely autistic.
Our family learned more about autism than I ever wanted to know. We watched in shocked bewilderment as the condition swelled to epidemic proportions now touching more than one out of every 100 children! In our own lives I have seen autism grow bigger than any of us and completely overtake my daughter’s life, marriage and family…”
Piper Tales: Adventures of a Lucky Black-and-White Dog
Editor’s note: We bring you chapters from Piper Tales that you can read with your children. Tune in each Monday for the next installment.
The moment Chincha saw Tyler reach for his backpack she pushed her nose into the corner of the kitchen door and drummed her fluffy white tail against the side of the counter. As soon as it opened, she burst onto the porch and ran into the yard. After a pause to be sure he was still coming, she took off at full speed and then slowed to trot ahead of him along the dirt road. That was her job—to lead the way to the bus stop, sniffing past old smells and stopping to pee on new ones.
But today things were different and, as they would soon discover, something far more dangerous than a romp in the woods lay just ahead.
Fighting Fear – Winning the War at Home
Saying goodbye to a loved one leaving for war is a gut-wrenching proposition. But for those of us left behind, their deployment marks the beginning of our battle. And yet, it is possible to find God’s peace in the midst of fear and conquer the terror that lurks in the darkness of doubt. This book emphasizes the importance of a deeply personal prayer life, close community, abiding faith, when your loved one is deployed.
In Winning the War at Home, parents, spouses and siblings recount their personal journey as their loved ones leave for war. These powerful daily devotionals, speak to our need for spiritual bread. A great daily devotional for women and men.
Quiet! (and many others)
The Book Club Network – Interview with Jesse Flores of Focus on The Family and
Editor of Clubhouse Jr.
Military Outreach Stories: Beauty from Burls
Keep on Going!
The Upper Room
Bad Daughter-Bad Wife
Blue Ridge Mountains Writers Conference – Award Winner
Army Chaplain’s Magazine
Edgefield Advertiser, SC (Former)