Somewhere in the midst of my reeling with God, doubting ¬†his goodness and questioning his¬†role¬†as provider, my friend Marlena Graves offered me these words: “God did not lead you to this desert to die.” Though the words offered little comfort about our current situation (God¬†lead us to a¬†desert, after all. ...
Broke: What Financial Desperation Revealed about God’s Abundance (InterVarsity Press, 2014)
Shades of Mercy: A Maine Chronicle, with Anita Lustrea (RiverNorth, 2013)
Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms (Revell, 2013)
If you wanna read what I’ve written of late, click on through.
I have a lot of jobs. I write, speak, edit, raise kids, and plan worship. I’ve written five books, including¬†Broke: What Financial Desperation Revealed About God’s Abundance (IVP, 2014) and¬†Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms (Revell, 2013).
My husband, three kids, one pit bull and I live outside of Chicago.¬†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
November 21: Advent by Candlelight Service, Lombard, IL
December 11: Crossroads Church Christmas Event,¬†Aurora, IL
For speaking inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
So, a while ago, my friend Anita Lustrea asked me if I’d ever want to work in radio. I thought back to college, where I studied English and Journalism. Back then, when faced with the choice between print and broadcast journalism, I wondered,¬†Who on earth’d wanna¬†broadcast¬†when you can write? Of course, fast-foward 20 years and […]
The FREE¬†Six-Part Group Discussion Guide¬†for Broke is now available! This is perfect for book clubs, church groups, or neighborhood studies. Available¬†here.