Dear God, Today I get to do something I love to do: lead a retreat. And lead it with a good friend, no less. And yet, even in my excitement, saying yes to this good thing means saying no to a few others. And I hate that. My FOMO is ...
I’m a writer, speaker, editor, mom, wife, and worship planner. I’ve written five books:
- Broke: What Financial Desperation Revealed About God’s Abundance (IVP, 2014)
- Shades of Mercy: A Maine Chronicle (River North, 2013)
- Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms (Revell, 2013)
- Grumble Hallelujah: Learning to Love Your Life Even When It Lets You Down (Tyndale House, 2011)
- Mama’s Got a Fake I.D.: How to Reveal the Real You Behind All That Mom (WaterBrook Press, 2009)
I live just outside of Chicago, and my family and I are members at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, which is where my worship planning life happens.
For more information, check out my full bio.
February 7&8: Day Apart Retreat, Glen Ellyn, IL
March 8: Private Women’s Retreat, MI
April 10-12: Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, MI
April 25: MOPS, Sugar Grove, IL
May 2: IVP Women’s Event, Westmont, IL
May 20: MOPS, Fort Atkinson, WI
October 24-25: ECLA Conference, Wheaton, IL
For speaking inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
I write too many (or, have gotten too lazy!) to post all my articles individually. Handily, the webfolks at the places I write gather them. If you wanna read what I’ve written of late, click on through.
Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms (Revell): MOPS Int’l’s Theme Devotional of 2013. Releases April 2013! Shades of Mercy: A Maine Chronicle (River North/Moody Press): My first novel–co-written with Anita Lustrea–releases September 2013!
Last week I hung out at Cornerstone Used Books in neighboring Villa Park, Illinois, to celebrate the store’s 9th birthday. I had so much fun chatting with one of the store’s owners, my former fellow Timothy Christian Schools board member Cathy McNeil Stein, talking to customers (and even my high school history teacher….), and meeting […]
How fun it was to get to contribute a devotional to Midday Connection’s newest book, Tending the Soul: 90 Days of Spiritual Nourishment. Edited by Moody Radio’s Midday Connection hosts, Anita Lustrea and Melinda Schmidt, and their producer, Lori Neff, Tending the Soul is jam-packed with wonderful little nuggets from several Redbud Writers Guild members […]