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How to Get Started as an Author and/or Speaker

I’m often asked, “How did you get published?” or “How did you start speaking?” Many times the person is asking because she would like to do the same. Since it’s Labor Day, I thought I would how you can get started as an author by sharing about my journey. When I […]


Unexpected Blessings at Focus on the Family

For years, I have listened to Focus on the Family.  Jim Daly and John Fuller have been trusted voices in my car, headphones, and home. This week, I got to meet them face to face! Who knew that Jim Daly had a giant gumball machine in his office?  (I told […]


The Encouragement of Friends

It’s been over 20 years since I graduated from college.  This past weekend, I felt like a college student again. I was the newbie.  It was my first time to attend the AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and ICRS (International Christian Retail Show) conferences in Atlanta.  But unlike my […]


Writer of the Year Award

I went back and forth today on whether or not I should post this. But then I figured, if it was not for you dear reader, I would not be an author.  Because an author who continues to write bos must have readers. So it’s with gratitude that I […]


To the Dear Women of the Rock Flock

First of all, thank you for showering me with encouragement and this weekend. Thank you also for being open to with me (and others) about your struggles and your joys. When I got home, my kids were actually still out at the library with James and some friends.  […]


Hope is in the House

This weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Rock Church (San Diego) for their women’s retreat.  The theme was Hope is in the House. And boy, did we all need hope from our Heavenly Father! God has this amazing way of speaking to every single woman personally.  Story […]


Desire Conference with Kathi Lipp and Cindi McMenamin

When I was 16 years old, I dreamt of being a public speaker.  I know, a mortifying thought for many teenagers, but I d talking into a microphone!  Not singing, but talking. Fast forward a few decades and I am amazed at God’s faithfulness to my teenage dream.  Here I […]