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Come and Worship


Have you ever tried to cry? I remember as a little girl, a friend and I challenged each other to see who could cry first. The plan was to think sad thoughts and squeeze out a few tears. Only little girls would think of such a challenge, right? Little boys test each other’s skill to … Read More

God’s Open-Door Policy

Playing cards

How many of you play cards? Anyone know how to play euchre? I gotta tell you—a kid couldn’t make it through MY high school if he/she didn’t play euchre. If the teacher finished the lesson five minutes early, we students shoved our chair-desks together in groups of four and started dealing out cards. Give me … Read More

New Direction for a New Year

New Year

It’s January 9th, and by now many are struggling to keep those New Year’s resolutions—if we were brave or foolish enough to make them. I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but after a few decades of failure, I decided not to try another one. A Resolution Evolution During my quiet time on New Year’s … Read More

Surviving the New Year

Surviving Henry

This week is my last author interviews for a while, but I’ve saved this one to tickle your funny bone. Since I write fiction, I know most of my readers read fiction, but today I’m introducing you to a non-fiction author. And you’re going to love her–and her book. Meet Erin Taylor Young Erin is one … Read More

Merry Christmas!

merry Christmas

I pray you had a wonderful Christmas yesterday! I’m spending the holyday season together with our daughters and their families for the first time in two years. We’re enjoying all the traditions we’ve loved since the girls were little. We hid the nativity’s baby Jesus, and wouldn’t let anyone open gifts until Jesus was found. Why? … Read More

Welcome Author, Camille Eide!

Camille Eide

I’m so excited to welcome one of my long-time writing friends today, Camille Eide. Camille and I have known each other since I moved to the Northwest…before either of us were published authors. We’ve cheered each other on through lots of rough drafts, writers conferences, and rejections. She’s an amazing lady, and I’m thrilled to … Read More

Welcome Author, Laura Frantz!


Welcome to my sweet Revell buddy, Laura Frantz! She’s also a fellow Pacific Northwesterner, though she lives in the rainforest part of the state (our weather is balmy and sunny compared to her neck of the woods). Thanks for visiting, Laura! How do you know Mesu? I first met Mesu at an ACFW conference and … Read More

Welcome Author, Dan Walsh!

When Night Comes

This December, I wanted to do something a little different for my blog buddies. I wanted to pass on a special gift to you that the Lord has blessed me with over the past seven years. Authors–four of them–who I respect, admire, and appreciate their friendship, have graciously agreed to answer a few interview questions and tell you about a recent … Read More

Know Thyself—Eeeek!

know thyself

I don’t know about you, but the older I get the harder it is to recognize the woman in the mirror. I still feel sixteen on the inside, but as soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning…my body says I’m fifty and climbing. That first look in the mirror each day is … Read More

Stillness in the Chaos


Have you ever been involved in a car accident? What about a tornado or earthquake? There’s a breathless moment immediately after the destruction when all falls silent…nothing moves. Then the mind begins to spin, and the emotions kick in. If other people are involved, interactions unfold—good or bad. I want to talk about that split … Read More