Category Archives: Book Reviews

Free Download from Tosca Lee & THE LOST YEARS OF MEHY Cover Reveal!

July’s bargain comes from my sweet friend Tosca Lee’s first biblical novel, Havah. It’s one of my all-time favorite biblical novels because I love Tosca’s lyrical writing voice. Every author has deleted scenes–and sometimes whole chapters–that don’t make the final cut. The content may not fit the flow of the story, or perhaps it was sacrificed to meet a … Read More

Can You Write Your Own Psalm?


I love the Lord with all my heart, but I often find the Praise and Adoration part of my prayer life lacking. Thanking God for His faithfulness is a natural part of my prayers, but that first part of the A.C.T.S. prayer pattern is a toughie for me. A. – Adoration C. – Confession T. … Read More

A Different Kind of Beautiful


 I’ve always thought my mom was beautiful. Graceful. She was trained in opera when she was young. I remember going with her to weddings, hearing her sing the Lord’s prayer. The whole sanctuary full of guests would fall silent on her last, drawn-out note of, “Ahhhhh-mennnn.” Ooooooh. Still gives me goose bumps to think of … Read More

Guest Review of WINGS OF THE WIND by Connilyn Cossette

Wings of the Wind

Occasionally, I’ll have a crazy month when I’m unable to read and review a book. This was one such month. Several of my BFF team members do fantastic blogs, so I asked Tina Chen to share her post from May 2017 on a book that she read and reviewed. It just so happened that she even … Read More

How to Pray When Life is Hard

If you haven’t yet heard, let me tell you here—the release of my next book, Isaiah’s Daughter, must be delayed from October 2017 to January 2018. Why? Well, because life got hard—but God remained good. Wanna read a little about what I learned through the process? The Journey ‘Til Now When I signed the contract … Read More

Bargain Lover Announcement-June 2017

June’s bargain is a free download of The Lost Years of Mehy. This eBook download (pdf) is a prequel to my book, Miriam, or can be a stand-alone story telling about the life of Moses (Mehy) from his military career in Nubia to the day he fled Egypt as a fugitive to Midian. The Lost Years of … Read More

What Does the Bible Say About Eating?

food buffet

One of our pastors recently preached on the topic of food. The Bible has lots to say about it. Can you believe it? What to eat. What not to eat. Feasting and fasting. Let me confess up front: I’m a reformed food-a-holic. I come from a long line of southern-cooking, buffet-going, stuff-your-face kinda folks. When … Read More

Review of BREAD OF ANGELS by Tessa Afshar

Bread of Angels

Book Description  Purple. The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world. But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply … Read More

Hypocrite or Holy Roller?

Hypocrite or Holy Roller

Roy and I spent most of our lives in Indiana but lived for the last decade in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). The two cultures are about as opposite as a jalapeño and an egg white, a rhino and a wooly worm, a ballet dancer and a cowboy. I love them both for different reasons. The … Read More

The Christian Response to Chaos

chaos in the news

For several years now, I’ve been getting my news from the little blurbs on my internet homepage or the scattered feeds on Facebook. I can’t stand watching any of the evening news—local or cable—because they’re either too slanted or too jaded. I admit, this has perhaps made me a little less “informed” than some of … Read More