Speaking for the Lord

What an incredible week! Last Thursday, I did a book party in the Chicago area. On Friday and Saturday, I spoke as the keynote for a women's conference at Cornerstone URC in Hudsonville, MI. And on Monday, I met with two publishers in Grand Rapids. As I drove on Thursday toward Chicago, a tune kept … Continue reading Speaking for the Lord

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Local Book Launch

Fasten your seat belts! Books 2 & 3 of my Matthew in the Middle series will officially launch this afternoon at 5-4-3-2-1 PM. Patricia, whose melodious voice and godly spirit warm listeners' hearts, plans to interview me at 1:00 CT today on KCWN 99.9, where hope shines. If you're out of range of the station's … Continue reading Local Book Launch

Matthew is moving ahead!

Few things thrill a writer more than holding a hard copy of a finally-published book. It's a rush to see your name on the cover, but it's also such fun to see how the colors and artwork look in real life. With all three of my Matthew in the Middle books, I've been pleased that … Continue reading Matthew is moving ahead!

Wind of the Spirit

How can you describe the wind? You cannot see it or capture it, but it tousles your hair and caresses your face. Jesus said, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is … Continue reading Wind of the Spirit

Extraordinary Endorsement

It's a wonderful Wednesday because I just received this extraordinary endorsement for my upcoming middle reader novel, Matthew Makes Strides: Glenda Mathes writes with energy and intentionality. When she writes about a coming tornado, it feels so real, I start glancing nervously out the window. Young people will feel like the author knows them, is inside their … Continue reading Extraordinary Endorsement

Faithful friends

My friend, Susan, and her husband, Gary, regularly bicycle with a group of friends. They call themselves the OOFPAs, which may sound like a Greek drinking salute but actually stands for Ornery Old Folks Peddling Along. A biking club of faithful friends sounds like a hoot, but these folks do more than peddle around together. … Continue reading Faithful friends

Local launch and book signing

This Friday, Lord willing, I'll be interviewed by Patricia on KCWN 99.9 FM and will be signing books during the station's Christmas Open House from 11:00 to 1:00. The station is located at 304 Oskaloosa St. in Pella. Local people, come over between 11:00 and 1:00 for some cookies and conversation! And if you're still … Continue reading Local launch and book signing

Discovering Delight

In this Thanksgiving season, I'm thankful for many things. I'm thankful I don't have to go away on this snowy day, and I'm thankful to finally announce that my newest devotional is available. Discovering Delight: 31 Meditations on Loving God's Law is available from Reformation Heritage Books or Amazon. Don't believe the Amazon listing if it says it's … Continue reading Discovering Delight

Matthew on Amazon!

My book boy has gone out into the wide world. The world wide web, that is. Matthew Muddles Through, the first book in my "Matthew in the Middle" series is now available on Amazon.  Click on this link to go to the book listing. After all the surgeries and hospitalizations Matthew has undergone (see more about that … Continue reading Matthew on Amazon!