What an Adventure!

I recently returned from visiting my family in South Africa. It was an amazing trip, full of love and laughter, new baby cuddles and little girl giggles. Seeing my daughter mother her four girls and watching my wonderful son-in-law be the daddy that I always dreamed of for my grandchildren was just plain thrilling. For five weeks […]

Time to Rest

  Dale and I love to travel, and we’ve been blessed to do a lot of it since we got married. We’ve taken trips to Europe, South Africa, Central America, the Caribbean, Australia, and more, and we’ve discovered an amazing tapestry of God’s beautiful world and the cultures of times past and present. Most of our […]

Travel Writing

My latest work in progress is the first in a series about the Thousand Islands, and I’ll soon be heading there to do some research for my first two books in this series. There’s nothing like being there—seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling, and even tasting the uniquenesses of the place that becomes your setting for a […]

Travel Tips

In May, my husband and I took an international research trip to Ireland, and I just returned from my seventh trip to South Africa! Never did I think I’d be doing as much international travel as I have done in the past 12 years, but I’ve enjoyed every moment of it. I thought I’d share […]

Through the Eyes of a Child

In May, my husband and I went to Ireland. My daughter asked if I would take a Flat Stanley with me so that my grandchildren could experience and hear about Ireland from that perspective. If you haven’t heard of flat Stanley, here’s the link http://www.flatstanleyproject.com. It’s a literacy project that you might be interested in. […]

Part of God’s Story

If you allow it, your marriage can be a special part of God’s bigger story, for you have the privilege of showing others—including your children, family, friends, and  community—what God intends for marriage. As you choose to intentionally develop your relationship in a godly way, and as you seize the moments to love deeply, treat […]

The Precious Gift of Nature

Chipmunks scurrying around my feet. The wind blowing in the pine trees. The campfire crackling and burning brightly. A hawk diving for its prey. The sights and sounds of nature. It’s energizing. It’s inspiring. It’s peaceful. They are nature’s gifts. As I write, my husband and I are enjoying a camping trip in Durango, visiting […]

Reality Check

As I look out my window at the terrible Waldo Canyon Wildfire consuming over 18,500 acres to date, turning part our beautiful city to charred ruins, and threatening much of our area, I am amazed at the men and women who are putting their lives on the line day after day to protect our city. […]