The Power of a Conjunction

Have you ever thought about the power of the conjunction?

A conjunction connects words, phrases, or clauses.It builds bridges between words, pathways linking words that may have otherwise never been united.One of my favorite popular and powerful conjunctions is but.A sentence can skip along in one direction, then with the addition of one little conjunction, the meaning can stop and march the other way…

Join me today at 5 Minutes for Faith. Click HERE to read the rest of my devotion.

I’ve been taking it easy this summer from blogging. I hope you’ll forgive me. I’ve been spending most of my writing time on other projects. But most of all, I’ve been enjoying some time with my family. Some of my long time readers may recognize this post from 2008. I hope you enjoy. And don’t worry. I’ll be back!



I bounced a check.

There. It’s out.

I wish I could tell you my insufficient funds were for a twenty thousand dollar super speedy motorboat with a deluxe bathroom on board. Instead I bounced a check for nineteen-dollar school pictures…

Join me today at the Internet Cafe where I get really honest. Click HERE to read the rest of my devotion.


Book Signing

You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:11 NIV

Have you ever had a moment where you stop and think, “How did I get here?” I had one of those moments on Saturday. Getting into the writing and publishing world is a slow process. You don’t just decide to start writing one day and get published the next. It just doesn’t happen that way. (Well, not for most of us anyway.) It’s a process.

For me, it has been a journey. A journey about obedience. God called me to write, and I did. Then He asked if I would be willing to give it up. Begrudgingly, I told Him I would. But it wasn’t the writing He wanted me to walk away from. It was SELF. I had to remove my wishes from the situation. Once my heart was right, doors began to open.

I didn’t always know where He was leading, but I tried (sometimes white knuckled) to follow Him. This past Saturday, I was at Lifeway Christian stores in Buford, GA doing a book signing for the book Daily Guideposts: Your First Year of Motherhood. On the way home, I was talking to God aloud in my car, thanking Him for the opportunity.

And then it hit me. The awesomeness of God and His goodness towards me. If you’d asked me four years ago when I started pouring my heart into writing if I dreamed one day I’d be doing a book signing at Lifeway, I would have most assuredly laughed in your face.

But God…

God is so good! Please share in my joy, and enjoy the pictures of the signing. I love you all!


Why My House is Messy

I’m a self-proclaimed neat freak who is drawn to the messy.

Yeah, before you say it, I know. I’m a walking dichotomy.

In college, a clean dorm room was a must. Curling iron and hair dryer cords were wrapped and put away. Makeup brushes nestled inside my Caboodle, and dresser drawers were always pushed shut…

I’m at 5 Minutes for Faith today! Seems like I’ve been away forever. I’d love for you to join me there. Click HERE to read the rest of my devotion.