Saturday, November 28, 2020



It's so great to have you here:) This page started my writing journey as just a simple blog in 2010. Back then it was called Steps because it was my first "step" in faith toward what I felt God calling me to do. I've loved putting thoughts on paper since I was a child. I even won my first writing contest at age six! But it took many long years before I started to pursue writing more seriously.

A lot has changed even since I began this blog, but one thing remains the same--my love for Jesus! It flows through everything I write and while I don't post on my blog as regularly as I used to, I'm still writing. Stories, devotionals, blog posts ... you'll find it all here! But what I hope most is that you'll encounter how much Jesus loves you and discover there is freedom and abundant life in him!

So pull up a chair and stay awhile. Check out old posts or new releases. And if you have any questions, don't hesitate to connect with me at


Friday, May 8, 2020

Bookiemonster Friday - Stay With Me by Becky Wade

A great introduction to Becky Wade's new series, Misty River Romance. There was a novella prior to this, but this is the first full-length in the series, and it introduces us to Genevieve and the rest of the Miracle Five who this series will center on. 

I thoroughly enjoyed Genevieve's story. While this book is plot driven by a family mystery Genevieve and her sister (another of the Miracle Five) are trying to solve, there's also a lot of character development in both these leads. Sam and Gen have hurts that intersect each other and cause honest conflict that impacts their budding relationship.

This book also dealt with a few storylines that not only made me think, but drove good discussion between myself and friends. I always love it when a story does that. Mostly though, I love Wade's gift of writing romance. She did not disappoint in this book, and if you're a reader who likes HEAs, you'll definitely be served one here:)

Cookie Rating: 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪

And you can buy the book at Baker Bookhouse or anywhere else really :)

Friday, April 17, 2020

Bookiemonster Friday: The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White

I'm not quite sure how it's taken me this long to read a Roseanna White book, but I can tell you this won't be my last one! I absolutely loved this book. White is amazing with her research and details, and she weaves a story filled with intrigue and romance. I loved how she brings us right into the world of codebreakers (the history buff in me devoured those scenes) while also investing us into her characters' lives. The romance is what some would call a slow burn, and normally that doesn't bother me. But because Drake and Margot are so, so good together on page, I'd have loved to see them together even more! Still, even that didn't keep me from enjoying this amazing read.
I happily give this book five out of five cookies! If you haven't already devoured it, go take a bite out of it now:)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do no sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today, and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Do not worry then, saying, "What will we eat?" or "What will we drink?" or "What will we wear for clothing?" For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Mark 6:25-34

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.***