Hearing Hope

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“He is risen.” “He is risen indeed!” On Easter morning, Christians around the world heard the triumphant announcement and responded with well-trained words of hope. In church, I heard a sermon in which the pastor dropped in “He is risen” repeatedly in his narrative, each time pausing just long enough for a robust congregational response. […]

3 Reflections on Suffering

3 Reflections on Suffering

I’m back after a break in blogging the last few months while I was writing Hidden Falls at breakneck speed. While all along I intended to return around this time, I’m finding it a tender time to jump back in. Holy Week began yesterday. Most years it is a spiritually rich time. Last year my […]

Spring Scavenger Hunt Stop #9

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Follow the clues to win a Kindle Fire HDX, free books and more! Welcome to the Spring Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt, which begins on April 4, 2014 at noon, Mountain Time, and ends on April 6 at midnight, Mountain Time. The hunt includes 33 stops that will introduce you to authors with new or soon-to-be […]

Spring Scavenger Hunt

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Save the Date! Get  ready to romp through more than 30 author websites for a slew of prizes—including a Kindle and copies of all the books by the participating authors. Watch this site for more information.    

2014 Advance Review

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I’m going to talk about 2014, but not because this is a post about a new year. I’m going to talk about why I might not show up here as much as I’d like for a while. If this is your first time dropping by my blog, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to […]

How to Be Ready for a New Year

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Everybody keeps asking me if I’m ready for the new year. I not sure I know what that means. I know what it means to “get ready” for Christmas spiritually through the disciplines of Advent and the gift-buying and menu shopping and decorating. I suppose it’s possible to get ready for a New Year’s Eve […]

Hidden Falls Now Available

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December 28 was launch day! For the next several weeks, Episode 1 of my Hidden Falls serialized novel, is a free download. You can find it across e-book platforms, including Kindle, Nook, and Christianbook.com. Nicole returned to Hidden Falls for the banquet to honor Quinn because she regretted not coming sooner. Ethan came because of […]

The Gift of Incarnation

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May your heart hear the angels sing as we receive again the gift of the Incarnation.

Hiding Out at Hidden Falls

Hiding Out at Hidden Falls

        Hidden Falls is the first release in Barbour Publishing’s new digital episode imprint, Shiloh Run Studios.  I’m excited to be the first author to launch a direct-to-digital series with Shiloh Run Studios. The 13-episode series will be available in e-book and audiobook formats. The episodes will read like a television series—each […]

Welcome to Hidden Falls

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  Every now and then an opportunity comes along that is too cool to pass up. If you like to take your e-reader and go to a cozy place to read, then this is for you. Go to Hidden Falls, where I’ve been hanging out. Hidden Falls is a fictional Midwestern small town—and the series […]