When Kindness Does Not Disarm

James 1:2-4 – 2 Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. (HCSB) I once heard a story about a sales associate at a small corner shop.…

10 Scriptures For Joy

When I am feeling troubled or down, I do not feel like rejoicing. However, the Bible says that the Joy of the Lord is my strength. How does that work? It is not to pretend or be fake, but to find joy in being a Christian, knowing that our life is under God’s protective eye.…

Interview with novelist Michelle Griep

  March 2016 is Women’s Appreciation Month! Most of you know I am editing my own novel, so I was excited when one of my favorite novelists, Michelle Griep, author of Brentwood’s Ward and Gallimore, agreed to participate in an email questionnaire with me. You can check out her official website at michellegriep.com and her…

Movie Review Flashback- Joy

David O. Russel takes the director’s chair for Joy, a semi-biographical drama film very loosely based on the life of inventor and self-made millionaire Joy Mangano. Joy is an average woman whose family is severely dysfunctional. Everyone expects her to fix all of her problems while she dreams of greater things. One day, she has…

10 Scriptures About Hope

Hope. It is tough to come by these days. Often, it seems like it out of reach, but it is actually right there, sometimes just within view, but it always present. As a Christian, I often turn to the Bible to help me find inspiration when I feel I lack hope. In no particular order,…