This blog is named Ascribelog since I am a scribe (writer) who blogs, while trying in all I write to ascribe glory to God.
I’m an author, speaker, editor, and poet who lives on a wooded acreage in the Midwest with my husband, David. We have four married children and twelve grandchildren.
I served as a contributing writer for Christian Renewal for a couple of decades and for many years as either the Managing Editor or the Contributing Editor for the Messenger, the newsletter of Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, IN. As an older, non-traditional student, I fulfilled my thirty-year deferred dream when I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2006 with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree.
My book on miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn loss, Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss, is available from Amazon or directly from the publisher, Reformed Fellowship. You can read more about the focus and contents of Little One Lost here.
My devotional A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God is also available on Amazon or directly from Reformation Heritage Books at this link. This blog post contains more information about A Month of Sundays. Discovering Delight: 31 Meditations on Loving God’s Law explores all twenty-two sections of the Psalm 119 as well as other Old Testament and some New Testament texts that speak about delighting in God and his Word.
Hundreds of copies of Not My Own: Discovering God’s Comfort in the Heidelberg Catechism, which I wrote as the first volume of the “Life in Christ” catechism curriculum (available for order at Reformed Fellowship’s online store), have sold since it became available in August of 2011. Thousands of curriculum workbooks have shipped to independent congregations and churches from at least six denominations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the Ukraine. At the request of indigenous groups, these volumes are being translated into Russian, Ukrainian, French, Creole, Spanish, Italian, Bahasa Indonesian, and a Philippine language.
Exoneree by Uriah Courtney with Glenda Faye Mathes, available on Amazon and from Wipf and Stock tells about Uriah’s wrongful incarceration and subsequent exoneration. Puritan Heroes by Glenda Faye Mathes and Joel R. Beeke shares stories of Puritans who promoted gospel truth through difficult times and circumstances. It’s available from Amazon and Reformation Heritage Books. Recovering the Lost Art of Reading: A Quest for the True, the Good, and the Beautiful by Leland Ryken and Glenda Faye Mathes is published by Crossway and available from multiple outlets, including Amazon.
Most of my days are spent in my home office, sitting in front of a computer with a small dog named Libby on my lap. When I’m not speaking to women’s groups or meeting deadlines, I enjoy spending time with my family or I write fiction.