I Was A Stranger

Today is my day to get all theological on y'all, so buckle up. (Or, fast forward, if this isn't your thing.) In preparing for an upcoming book, I've been researching issues surrounding immigration and the church. Since this seems to be such a hot topic lately, my temptation is to steer well clear of it. Take the scenic route around [...]

Mashed Cauliflower

As I'm on a new eating trajectory, I've been trying out some of the recipes that my weight loss center has suggested for me. In their blog last week, they included a recipe for mashed cauliflower, and since one of the things I've been missing the most is mashed potatoes, I decided to try this recipe. I have a Vitamix. [...]

The Unlikely Pair

We all know these couples, right? The ones that don't appear to belong together. The brainiac and the jock. The stripper and the prince. Okay, so maybe that one's a little less well-known. But you get what I mean. As readers (or people), we have certain expectations about who should be together. When we hear "prince", we think "princess". We're [...]

The Unlikely Hero

I'm seeing a very interesting trend in romance novels these days. Two heroes. Every girl's fantasy, right? Choosing between two great men? Wrong. Of course, that's the most difficult thing a girl can be faced with. Every potential boyfriend represents life. And no matter how much you love someone (or how attracted you are to someone), the decision between two [...]

Need To Read

There's a consensus among writers that we should not only be voracious writers (to... y'know, get those books done), but we should also be voracious readers. I learned that the hard way, last year. I used to review books regularly. It wasn't unusual for me to read over 300 books in a year. But when I started writing to deadline, [...]