Stories

This one’s for the kids

I’m currently working on the audiobook version of my children’s story, Out of the Shadow World, and I’ve renewed my old resolve to never write anything for adults again—ever only for kids. Children’s fiction is pure joy, isn’t it? Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share the first chapter of the printed version… Read More This one’s for the kids

Stories

Story (part 2)

At eighteen years old, I had the world on a string. And I was gonna change that world. After all, I loved Jesus, and I had all the giftings and Bible training and connections to make me a huge influencer for his kingdom. I was going to be like one of my heroes—Amy Carmichael, Betty… Read More Story (part 2)

Stories

Because you’re 40 today

We met when we were gangly 8- and 9-year-old girls. Our small church and a mutual love for rollerskating were the only bonds we needed to forge a simple friendship. Had you asked us back then if we’d still be friends 32 years later, Karen and I would have giggled in disbelief. In fact, we giggled a… Read More Because you’re 40 today