Defining Home

I haven't done a lot of promotion for Defining Home. I've been busy and caught up in other projects. My social media director (Lori) says I need to start promoting my books here. So, today, I'm sharing the first chapter for FREE. Right here. Right now. The truth is I'm almost finished with the first draft [...]


The Guire Adoption Story

I stepped off the plane into gray. It looked gray. It felt gray. Jerry and I dragged the kids through the empty airport to retrieve the luggage and then outside to hail a taxi. Neither of us said a word. I wasn’t a world traveler and I never expected another country to feel different, but [...]

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day Part Two

  "West Virginia’s drug epidemic may be leading to increases in what’s called “familial sex trafficking.” Family members trading sex with a child in their family for drugs or money. But spotting the problem and prosecuting the offenders is very difficult.   That’s because all forms of human trafficking, whether for labor or sex, are severely [...]

When Resolutions Fail

It’s only ten days into the new year and we planners, those of us who resolve to do all sorts of good things may already be feeling a bit off. I’m a planner. I make goals and lists and I am pretty good at following through. But, that’s not what I want to talk about. [...]

2017 in Review

      My word for 2017 was steadfast. It’s funny how when I picked that word, I had visions of conquering great things. I didn’t. I couldn’t. That’s not what the word was about. It was more about laboring in Lord and understanding no matter how much I felt as if I were treading [...]