Hey Faithful Readers and Friends,
After a year of wrestling with the idea, I’ve finally pulled the plug and started a tube channel. One of the main reasons is that I am so busy writing longer-form material and serving Moody Publishers and our authors that I realized writing blogs and shorter articles had become next to impossible. A YouTube channel allows me the opportunity to share more than just my thoughts on current events or devotionals–although I will also do that–I get to do fun things like Chats With My Friends or have guests or even cook! The opportunities are endless.
The YouTube channel will match my blog in that it will still be where life and faith collide. And I will continue to update this site, so please don’t unsubscribe here! But if you’d like to keep up with my videos, subscribe at my youtube channel: https://youtu.be/WmnMczSzXf0
Looking forward to seeing you there!
I don’t know of a more crucial time in my lifetime to engage in important, gospel-centered conversations with the next generation about race and the gospel than right now. My hope is that my new book, Creative God, Colorful Us, will be a resource to help teach the kids in your life how to really enjoy our differences!
And to further equip you, a few of my friends and I got together to have honest conversations about how to talk to the next generation about race, ethnicity, and the gospel. You’ll hear from those in every stage of parenting sharing key insights and ‘aha’ moments.
The best part is that when you pre-order the book you can also receive an event access pass completely FREE.
Order your book and then claim your free pass link in bio! (webevents.moodyconferences.com)
- Pre-order Creative God, Colorful Us, releases Feb 2 (link in bio)
- Go to moodyconferences.com to learn more and submit your receipt
- Join me and many others for honest conversations to help us as we teach the next gen
It’s a new year and a great time to start a new study! I’m thrilled to share about my NEW study on Hebrews 11!
So often, we read the lists of names and move on to the next chapter. It was an incredible journey to dive into Hebrews 11, examining the lives of Rahab, Enoch, Gideon, Sarah, and many more whose faiths withstood the tests of their days.
Where should you grab it?
When my first study, If God Is For Us, released I have the opportunity to participate in a community to read through the study together and encourage one another. It was one of such a refreshing and encouraging six weeks.
I’m so excited to share that we are going to do it again for A Great Cloud Of Witnesses.
You can sign up for free. Space is limited so join us quickly. I can’t wait to share more in this group.
Join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/greatcloudwitnesseslaunch
I am thrilled to share that my newest kids’ book, Creative God, Colorful Us, releases in February! This short, colorful book (written with grade-schoolers in mind) will share the truth about how we were made, our differences, our sin problem, God’s rescue, and how we should be motivated to love one another on earth.
I’ve received so many questions from moms of 6—11-year-olds about teaching our kids about race and ethnicity and the gospel. I hope this starts the conversation and gives kids imagination for what can be in their lives and the world.
The cover art is by a young woman named Chase Williamson. She handpainted all of the pictures! It’s beautiful.
Be on the lookout for more information in the coming days. Until then, you can pre-order Creative God, Colorful Us! Here are a few locations:
It’s been quiet here! Since March, like much of the world, I’ve been adjusting to life at home, kids at home, work at home, and church at home. What’s interesting about that sentence is that it’s not unique. I imagine that you’ve had many of the same adjustments to make during this year. Since it’s been a while, I thought I’d write an update on life and work. I’d love to hear from you, too!
Although I haven’t been here much, I have been writing. I’m currently working on a few exciting projects. My Bible study on Hebrews 11 will be out January 5 (more about that soon—but if you’d like to study that amazing chapter with me, go ahead and preorder it: https://amzn.to/3133zvY), I have a few kids’ books I’m working on and I can’t wait to tell you about, and I’m updating my social media sites with encouragement or fun stuff about my family. Social media is a great place for us to stay in touch and connect. I’ll list my sites below.
I’ve enjoyed my new role as an Acquisitions Editor at Moody Publishers. I’ve been asked to describe what I do and I often say that I look for evidence of grace in people all day. I enjoy writing and believe I will write in some form for the rest of my life, but I’m limited and can’t write on every subject. That’s part of the reason I’m enjoying this work. There are many gifted writers and experts and teachers who I can now support as they do the work of ministry. I love it!
I do pray that you are resting in your Father’s arms and care these days. I’ll be back to writing on here soon enough. Until then, thank you for your continued prayer and support of me and my little family.
Make sure to click on the link I provided but here they are for quick reference:
A Great Cloud of Witnesses-available for pre-order!
Moody Publishers has 50% off ALL books!
Let’s connect on social media! Here’s where you can find me: