Four Novels for Your Fall Reading List

If you’re looking for some great novels to read while you’re wearing a sweater and sipping a pumpkin spice latte, add these books  to your fall reading list. Created by Janice Boekhoff Professor of Paleontology Travis Perego faces a major conflict when he must reconcile his newfound Christian faith with …

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Six Things I Learned This Summer

With summer winding down, I’d like to share six things I learned during this season. (I’m borrowing and modifying this idea from my friend Bekah Shaffer, who dedicates a blog post each month to the things she’s learned. Check out what Bekah learned in August.) A website dedicated to telling …

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Odds or Obedience?

Why are you still single? Anyone who’s been single for a significant length of time has faced this question, and for each person the explanation is probably different. In my case, I believe God has asked me to be still and wait for him to provide a husband when the time …

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What I’m Reading: Snow out of Season

Christy Brunke crafts a compelling debut novel in Snow out of Season and weaves two storylines together with skill. In the first storyline, which takes place during modern day, drama teacher Shannon Henry and her physics teacher husband Wade have recently lost their baby daughter to SIDS. Then Shannon discovers …

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Dining by Hearthside in 1836

A few weeks ago, I time traveled to 1836. Oh, all right. Actually, I visited Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana, for the Hearthside Suppers program, which is the next best thing to rocketing back in time. Conner Prairie is an interactive history park that depicts life in 1836 Central Indiana. …

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Fruitfulness or Disappointment?

Perhaps you’ve heard of the trend: ask God to show you a word for the coming year. Though there’s no biblical mandate to do such a thing, it isn’t a bad idea to ask God to focus our hearts and minds on a principle in his word. Last year, I …

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The Pursuit: Will You Keep Fighting?

If all hope was gone, would you keep fighting? This question is presented in the marketing copy for my latest novel, The Pursuit. Given the current state of affairs in the United States, it’s a question that resonates.  The Pursuit wasn’t easy to write. Weaving together plot threads from an …

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The Agitator: Behind the Story

Sometimes when I’m writing, my minor characters jump up and down and remind me that they have backstories too. In The Liberation, the second book in my Emancipation Warriors series, the following conversation takes place between the main character, Vivica, and her new friend, Agent Agatha Sparks. “What made you …

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