The Prodigal’s Mom

2017-02-16T00:44:06+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Categories: Parenting, Prayer, Testimony|Tags: , , , , |

Several years ago, while I was away on a business trip, I received a call from my eighteen-year-old son, Kyle. “Hey, Mom . . . guess what?” Without giving me a chance to hazard a guess, his excited voice continued. “I might be moving to Canada.” Now to put things into perspective, Canada is a [...]

12 contemporary Christian romance authors named to USA Today Best Sellers list

2017-09-22T00:55:20+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Categories: Books & Reading, On Writing|Tags: , , , , , |

It seemed like the impossible dream When twelve Christian Romance authors came together in February of 2016, they had a vision for what could be accomplished if they worked not as “indies” but as a team. On July 7, 2016, that vision became reality when WHISPERS OF LOVE, a compilation of 12 brand new contemporary [...]

Wonder(ful) woman

2017-09-22T00:57:39+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, General, Marriage|Tags: , , |

As the most popular female comic superhero, there’s no doubt that Wonder Woman is an icon. But did you know that God’s Word has a Wonder Woman too? She’s known as The Proverbs 31 Woman, and she, too, is a symbol for women. The Proverbs 31 woman But the Proverbs 31 Woman does not fly [...]

A Heart for Orphans

2016-08-07T22:55:21+00:00 July 12th, 2015|Categories: Books & Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

I’m not sure what sparked the idea to write a story involving orphans when asked to contribute a novella for the SPLASH! boxed set with eight other international authors. Perhaps it was because my mother was an orphan. At the tender age of eight, she lost her father. Because they were a family of eleven [...]

Working together to make a SPLASH!

2016-08-07T20:55:13+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Categories: Books & Reading|Tags: , , , |

In January this year, nine beloved international authors of contemporary Christian romance banded together to offer a limited-time collection of all-new romance novellas perfect for summer vacation reading pleasure. For those southern hemisphere readers stuck in the middle of winter, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this refreshing collection of faith-filled stories. Too cold for [...]

Forgiveness is for giving

2016-07-29T01:30:36+00:00 April 17th, 2015|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Forgiveness, Hearing God, Obedience, Relationships, Testimony|Tags: , , , |

“Are you going to Beauty for Ashes this year?” my friend, Ruth, asked. As did Ann, another friend, author and avid conference attendee. Aldyth, the organizer of this annual women’s conference for the past nineteen years, also presented this same question. They all wanted me there, and of course, I wanted to go. It would [...]

Greatest accomplishment?

2016-07-28T15:32:58+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Categories: Parenting, Relationships, Seasons of Life|Tags: , , , , , |

On 12th December 2014, we left South Africa for a month’s holiday overseas. In the weeks preceding our departure I was packing, making lists, cleaning, making lists, washing, and making lists . . . I wanted to, no, needed to be prepared. Life’s busy, so I had to give myself sufficient time to ensure nothing [...]

Count your blessings

2016-07-25T00:54:12+00:00 October 21st, 2014|Categories: Christian Service, God's Provision, Gratitude, Serving|Tags: , , |

Finland, Hungary and Romania During mid-2012, my husband and I traveled to Finland for our youngest son, Kyle’s wedding. Thereafter, we spent ten days with new-found friends at their summer cottage in the south-eastern parts of Finland. The newly-weds joined us a week after the wedding, and a few days later, we all headed off [...]

Helsinki Sunrise (book review)

2017-01-08T13:06:08+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Categories: Books & Reading|Tags: , , , , , |

Helsinki Sunrise, a Passport to Romance, blog tour follows on from the second author interview yesterday with Shirley Corder in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Review of Helsinski Sunrise by Aldyth Thomson Today I’ll be reviewing Marion Ueckermann’s debut novelette, Helsinki Sunrise, a fun romance set in Finland. This charming Christian love story with feisty heroine, [...]

A little (thyme) time

2016-07-20T23:53:34+00:00 May 19th, 2014|Categories: Devotionals, Marriage|Tags: , , |

A little thyme time Thinking about the title for this blog post got me thinking of (and singing) an old English ballad about the Yorkshire town of Scarborough. Scarborough Fair was made popular in our time by the famous duo, Simon and Garfunkel. But, this tune with its medley of herbs—parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme—has nothing [...]

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