The Not-So-Secret Recipe

  Preparing to marry my groom over thirteen years ago and start a household of my own, I approached my mom and excitedly asked her if I could finally have her famous pumpkin pie recipe. Through giggles, she leaned close and whispered, “Just follow the recipe on the back of a can of Libby’s PumpkinContinue reading “The Not-So-Secret Recipe”

Scared of the Dark

At work, I park on the side of our large building and, upon leaving, usually make a stop in the seldom-used restroom near that side door. Today before leaving for lunch, I used the same restroom and flicked the light switch off as I left. Remembering I left my keys on the bench outside the stalls,Continue reading “Scared of the Dark”

Romance | Non-Fiction Edition

First an update. Today’s a big day, friends. I finally sent off my book proposal to potential agents. I have a top choice, but am praying for God to guide the process so things work out according to his plan. It could be weeks before I hear back, so now it’s time to settle inContinue reading “Romance | Non-Fiction Edition”

Life on the Midway

My family and I are venturing out to the Texas State Fair this evening. With Big Tex, big rides, big food, and even bigger crowds, it’s outfitted with all the makings of your typical American fair (and some over-the-top Texas extras). This morning I got to thinking about the silly games on the midway. It’sContinue reading “Life on the Midway”

Fighting the Voices of Self-Doubt

Just a few days ago, my prayers included being thankful that God had given me a peace about the upcoming American Christian Fiction Writer’s Conference. It was particularly pleasant since it’s usually my way to let worry creep in and take over. Well…as if a storm front blew in while I was sleeping, this morning IContinue reading “Fighting the Voices of Self-Doubt”

Life Lately (& Grace, Again)

I’m weary from the journey, friends. The last few weeks I have entered in to a season of uphill steps. It’s nothing too dramatic, especially compared to many challenges people face. Maybe you can relate. For me, fairly simple frustrations or tasks often compound quickly and, if I give in to it, life can suddenly feel overwhelming andContinue reading “Life Lately (& Grace, Again)”

Guest Post: Fear Not!

Today I am thrilled to introduce you to my twin sister, Cyndi Browning. In addition to being a great sister, she has recently managed to keep her cool (most days) in the midst of a lot of big life changes–all while being a great mama to my nephew Grayson. She posted the following on FacebookContinue reading “Guest Post: Fear Not!”