Thanks for visiting my site. Glad you’re here. You’ll notice that I don’t blog much here at all. I’m a blogging failure. At least, when it comes to blogging for ...
I’m a writer, speaker, editor, mom, wife, and now a worship planner. I’ve written five books, four of which have titles and Amazon links (the fifth, as yet untitled, releases spring 2014 from InterVarsity Press):
- 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.
January 10 & 24: Moms Together, First Baptist Church, Geneva, IL
February 1: Mother and Daughter Retreat, Faith CRC, Elmhurst, IL
March 1-3: Women’s Retreat, Lake Geneva, WI
April 12-14: Women’s Retreat, Memphis, TN
April 18: MOPS, Crystal Lake, IL
October 19: MOPS Int’l Convention, Kansas City, MO
For speaking inquiries, please 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 [...]