Right at this very moment, the enemy is pushing at me from several directions. It would be so easy to let the lies of my unworthiness, less-than-ness, failures, and shortcomings take residence in my heart. Strange enough, I’m not surprised by today’s attack. Do you know how to sense the enemy on the move?
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”
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”
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)”
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!”
It’s been a week of ups and downs. Monday I celebrated the last submission to my critique group. Good times. Then, with their help (for which I’m still genuinely grateful), I took a ride down to the pits realizing I am far under the recommended average length for books in my genre….by about 25,000 words.Continue reading “Rollercoaster Week (a.k.a. Life)”
I’ve at least hinted before, here in this little space of mine, that I feel most connected to God when I’m writing. I’m convinced it’s what he created me to do. Yes, I’m also a fine mother and wife and church communications director. I can design a logo, cook a pretty decent dinner, and evenContinue reading “Author, God”
I don’t recall when or why it came to be, but my favorite song is “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. It’s been recorded by several artists, but in my mind no one does it better than the original.
I talk a lot about grace here on the blog and in my writing. It’s even in the working title of my first novel, Good Graces. It’s easy to talk about when I’m telling others about it’s healing powers, the way it can bring peace to you life. We can’t deserve God’s grace, it’s freelyContinue reading “Give Me Grace Today”
This weekend I logged 12 hours of writing. I worked through rewriting and submitting three chapters to my critique group for review. It was glorious and inspired…and awful.