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.

For me, writing always begins with deep emotions. Maybe that’s why my editing group has nicknamed me Queen of the Deep. 

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,” 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.

Daily Guideposts–Yoga Prayers Devotion

Daily Guideposts–Rest in God’s Arms Devotion

Daily Guideposts–The Serenity Devotion 

Guideposts Video–On Depression, Perfectionism, and Prayer

My Writing Friend and Mentor Cec Murphey on Crosswalk.com

Peachy Memories

Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Muscle Car Mission

A New Season

The Koi Pond

A Place in the Woods

Resurrected–Overcoming Depression

A Sliver of Light–Second Depression Story in Guideposts

Fairly Blessed

A Half Century of Blessings

The General and Me