Sunday, December 15, 2019

Love You, Truly Giveaway

Hey all! In celebration of Love You, Truly's release, I'm running a giveaway to celebrate! My characters not only meet in a Starbucks, but Harlow "travels" around the world based on which coffee she drinks:) And cookies because, well, I love cookies!

Giveaway runs from today through 12/22/2019 at midnight. I'll announce the winner here on the 23rd, but due to the holidays, I won't actually mail the prize until January 7th.  One winner will win the following:

Starbucks coffee
(1) $15 Amazon gift card

a Rafflecopter giveaway

***open to all US residents 18 and older. Facebook is not affiliated with this give-away. If winner does not claim the prize, no prize will be awarded. Entries end on 12/14/19 at midnight. Winner will be drawn on 12/15/19 and contacted on my author Facebook page within 7-10 days.***

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Pre-order Giveaway!

Hey all! Love You, Truly is releasing 12/15/2019, and you can pre-order it NOW! If you do, screenshot your order and either email it to me at the email listed below OR message it to me on my author Facebook page. On release day I'll randomly draw one name from all the pre-orders to win as pictured below:

(1) $15 Starbucks GC
(1) Starbucks mug
(1) Heart ornament
(As a fun side note, my characters meet for the first time at a Starbucks😀 )


Hope you all enjoy this book! I definitely had fun writing it :) And thank YOU for all your support💜

***open to all US residents 18 and older. Facebook is not affiliated with this give-away. If winner does not claim the prize, no prize will be awarded. Entries end on 12/14/19 at midnight. Winner will be drawn on 12/15/19 and contacted on my author Facebook page within 7-10 days.***

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Posture of Prayer

Friends, I got schooled this week by God. And I needed it.

The other day I was on my knees lamenting to God over a list of things I've been praying about where I have yet to see movement of any kind--well, unless you count backwards movement. I reminded him of the verses in HIS word that said we need to ask--in some places he even encourages us to be persistent! You find this message in many forms throughout the Bible, and so there I sat, reminding him that I was, once again, asking only to see no results. And as my lamenting went on he stopped me with these simple words:

Child, you haven't been asking for these things, you've been whining about them. Whining is not the same as asking.

Oh, boy. I nearly got offended. Nearly. Except, he was right! 

Friends, there is absolutely nothing wrong with crying out to God about issues that plague us or areas where life seems stagnant and we know that we know that we know that God can move in them. However, we cannot get stuck there! We cannot turn our times of prayer into times of whining. That stops our battle in its tracks! We need to be actively seeking him in the midst of our situation even when it seems our situation has stalled out. Whining will get us nowhere, but James 5:16 says that the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Bemoaning something isn't effective, but asking, seeking, and calling out to God (which is what he tells us to do!) moves him on our behalf. We shake the heavenlies with our prayers and that shifts to right here on earth.

Today I'm challenging you to look at the posture of prayer you've taken lately. Could it be that you're whining more than your asking? I admit, I was. But that stops today.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Fighting Defeat

Friends, today is one of those days where I want to throw the towel in. Defeat isn’t just a whisper in my ear, it’s a shout in my face, telling me to give up on dreams, friendships, hopes, plans...everything that just doesn’t seem to be working in this moment.

This. This, my friends, is why we need to know the word of God. It’s never an “if” days like this come, it’s “when” they come. What will we use in battle if not the Word? God’s truths, his promises, his very word are our weapons—and they are undefeatable. 
Things like—No weapon formed against us shall prevail. Isaiah 54:17

He KNOWS the plans he has for us and they are to prosper give us a HOPE and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

All his promises are a yes. 2 Cor. 1:20

He came to give us abundant life. John 10:10

He uses ALL things for his good. Romans 8:28

He loves us so much that he rejoices over us with singing:) Zeph. 3:17

What are some of the verses you use when fighting defeat?

Thursday, May 23, 2019

More of Him

Friends, we will never be all we want to be until we align that pursuit with who God created us to be. Until we take our eyes off of our earthly hopes and focus on his heavenly ones for us, we will constantly fall short and be left wanting for more.

More success
More weight loss
More beauty
More friends
More love

When ultimately the ONLY thing we need more of is him.

His peace
His perspective
His strength
His approval
His direction
His love

Then, and only then, will we finally become all we were meant to be.

His daughter in whom he loves and is well pleased.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Not Alone

Solitude: a lonely place, the state of being alone.
Lately this has so been on my heart. Watching my girls or the women around me try and navigate friendships—myself included—has brought one word to mind over and over...lonely.
Friends, the enemy wants to rewrite our truth. Through silent phones, busy friends, unreturned texts, or even the perception via social media that we’re “left out”, our enemy wants us to believe we are alone.
And, oh, I’m not minimizing the fact that sometimes people do leave us out. Sometimes our lives are silent. Sometimes loneliness does settle in—but we are NEVER alone. God is always, always, always there.
I’m praying for those facing loneliness today. That God makes himself known to you. And I’m challenging all of us to reach out to someone today with a smile, a text, or a phone call. Sometimes the smallest action can change someone’s entire day.