Marketing or ministry?

My friend, Yvonne Anderson, reflects today on the tension between marketing and writing. Having two books published this year has shown me how that tension increases exponentially. There seems to be a continual tug of war between these two priorities. But one thing I'm learning is that the lines blur between marketing and ministry. Since … Continue reading Marketing or ministry?


Connected Kingdom podcast

Last week David Murray and Tim Challies interviewed me about my book, Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss, for their Connected Kingdom podcast. That interview is now up on Tim's, David's Head Heart Hand blog, and the Connected Kingdom podcast site.

Signing books today!

This morning I'll be signing copies of my book, Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss, at The Sanctuary coffeehouse and Christian bookstore on the south side of the square in Pella. My daughter, Bethany, and I will be there from 10:00 until noon. Stop in for a free bookmark. I'll also be giving Hugs and … Continue reading Signing books today!

Little One Lost week

It looks like the next week will find me focusing a lot on infant loss. On Saturday morning, I'll be at The Sanctuary coffeehouse and bookstore, signing copies of my Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss. On Sunday afternoon, I hope to participate in "A Walk to Remember," hosted by Pella Regional Health Center's … Continue reading Little One Lost week

Little One Lost redux

One week from today, October 6, I'll be signing copies of Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss at Pella's new The Sanctuary Coffeehouse and Christian bookstore. If you regularly read this blog, you'll know that I did a book signing on July 5, one of the hottest days of the year. It was a … Continue reading Little One Lost redux

A Month of Sundays at Reformation Heritage Books

In yesterday's post, I mentioned discovering that my soon-to-be-released A Month of Sundays: 31 Meditations on Resting in God is now up on the website of Reformation Heritage Books. Copying those links for this post, I made another discovery. The rolling ads at the top of RHB's homepage feature Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss. … Continue reading A Month of Sundays at Reformation Heritage Books

Radio prayer time

Today's a Wonderful Wednesday because the link to my July 5 prayer time/interview regarding Little One Lost is finally up on the KCWN website! Click here and scroll down, then click on the hyperlink under my name. I really appreciated this prayer time with Evelyn, which seemed like a more God-directed approach than a regular interview emphasizing self-promotion. In … Continue reading Radio prayer time

Off the launch pad

Yesterday was the local launch for my book on infant loss: Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss, published by Reformed Fellowship in Grand Rapids, MI. It was an amazing day. In the morning, I was with Evelyn Nikkel at KCWN's radio station for more than an hour of on air time that consisted of … Continue reading Off the launch pad


I'm literally Laughing Out Loud (LOL) as I anticipate today's Little One Lost (LOL) launch. Join me this morning as I participate in an hour of prayer and discussion related to the subject of infant loss on local radio station KCWN (99.9 FM). Interspersed with prayer and discussion, host Evelyn Nikkel will play appropriate music … Continue reading LOL Day