My goal is that everything I write brings hope.

Sometimes readers contact me. “Wow, I didn’t know anybody else felt this way.” That’s why I write.

My publications include GuidepostsSweet16Today’s Christian,Today’s Christian WomanHomelifeAngels on Earth, PLUS (a Guideposts publication), crosswalk.com, sober24.com, and urbanministries.com. I’ve contributed devotionals for Daily Guideposts since 2003.

Writing, for me, almost always begins with deep emotions.

Our third child died shortly after birth. Robbie was born with a rare birth defect called anencephaly. My first article to be accepted, “The Hardest Battle,” is about this experience.

Relationship stories can make fantastic articles. “The Dynamo Next Door,” published by Today’s Christian Woman, is about how my fearless next door neighbor encouraged me to begin writing.

“One of Us,”originally published by Christianity Today, is a story of brokenness and healing–one woman’s path to becoming the resident manager for a homeless shelter.

“Battling the Devil’s Drug,” also first published by Christianity Today, is the story of a pastor and his wife and how they won their personal battle against meth addiction. Today they are in Nashville, TN working in Set Free Ministries.

I wrote about my writing mentor and friend Cec Murphey on crosswalk.com.

Just Peachy Ice Cream

Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Muscle Car Mission

A New Season

The Koi Pond

A Place in the Woods

Resurrected–Overcoming Depression

Fairly Blessed

A Half Century of Blessings

The General and Me