Do You Read the Bible like Math or Poetry?

I’ve gotten to know Morgan through the world of blogging and social media for the last few years, and what he writes almost always makes me look at the topic in a different way, which I have appreciated. He’s worked on this book for a long time now and I’m happy for him that it’s finally being published. Disclaimer: I haven’t read the entire book yet; life’s just been a little too busy for me Keep Reading…

NIV Bible For Women: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World

It’s a big day today. I’ve been calling myself a writer for a long time now, but now it’s official–I’m published, and it’s been so exciting to experience. I wrote a devotional that is included in the new NIV Bible for Women: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World.* The scripture I wrote about was Isaiah 9:2: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the Keep Reading…

Writing Contest

I’ve entered a writing contest with a condensed version of the essay I wrote for my seminary application. If you’d be so kind as to vote for it, please do so. It can be found at this link: http://myfaithradio.com/2015/tossed-by-the-wind/ The top 10 vote-getters will be narrowed to 3 winners by judges in early June. Thank you!

Book Giveaway! Three excellent books by Nicole Baart

To celebrate great friend and author Nicole Baart’s newest book release, and because I won a great big prize pack from her, I’m going to be giving away three paperback copies of her books to some lucky winners! (One book per winner). To enter, choose as many or as few of the options below in the Rafflecopter giveaway. It will be open for 24 hours beginning May 1 at 12:00 a.m. *please note, this page Keep Reading…

Book Review: Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I’ve enjoyed Rachel Held Evans’ previous two books, Faith Unraveled (originally released as Evolving in Monkey Town) and A Year of Biblical Womanhood, so was excited to read the newest release, Searching for Sunday. As always, I think Evans is a talented writer. She has a way of weaving words together that, quite frankly, I’m a little jealous of. In Searching for Keep Reading…

The Day I Met Jesus: Interview with Authors Mary DeMuth & Frank Viola

Interview with Frank Viola & Mary DeMuth on The Day I Met Jesus. Why did you write this book? Frank: Back in 2007, I got an idea to create a new genre of Christian literature. I call that genre “biblical narrative.” The new genre would contain autobiographical fiction closely based on the Scriptural narratives and faithful to first-century history. It would also contain a nonfiction section that practically applies the narratives to our lives. Finally, Keep Reading…

Book Review: My Irish Table by Cathal Armstrong & David Hagedorn

I received a free copy of this book from Blogging For Books for the purpose of this review. I don’t normally review cookbooks–this isn’t a food blog, after all.  But when I was perusing the books offered, I was drawn to this one for a few reasons:  1) I have Irish ancestry 2) I have absolutely no knowledge of Irish food 3) the novel I am writing has characters with Irish ancestry and I thought it would Keep Reading…

What Saved Your Faith?

I’m joining the synchroblog for the release of A Christian Survival Guide: A Lifeline to Faith and Growth I enjoy writing about doubt and faith, because so many people struggle with it yet feel so alone, because somehow, they’ve been taught that if they doubt, then they don’t have enough faith and are not good enough.  We so easily dismiss the Pharisees as so works-oriented that they just didn’t understand Jesus, but fail to recognize when Keep Reading…