Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

I know I sound like my parents, but good grief is time flying! Y2K seems like just a few years ago, and here we are a decade later, still alive and living outside of bomb shelters. I was told once that as soon as we hit 21 time starts to go so quickly we can't keep up, and I've found it to be eerily true.

So what's ahead for 2010? I have absolutely no idea! But one thing I've learned in the past couple of years in particular is that I don't have to know. And I don't have to worry. Because my life, present and future, is in the Lord's hands, and those hands are more capable than any I'll ever know.

I'm quite sure it won't be a year of all sunshine and roses. I'm sure there will be plenty of bumps along the way. But as long as I know He's there with me, leading me by the hand and providing me with the strength and grace I need to travel down the path He's chosen for me, I'm good.

So as we enter this new year, step into it with faith. If you know Jesus Christ as your Savior you have the assurance of His perfect guidance, and no matter what comes your way, He will work it all out to the good of those who love Him.

And if you don't know Him, there's no better time than the fresh start of a new year to consider it. And there's no better way to spend a year than getting acquainted with the One who knows you better than you know yourself.

Wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed new year!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Christmas Eve...

...the perfect time to take a break from the busyness of life and remember what this day signifies. Tonight we celebrate the evening just before the world changed forever. All those years ago, the sun set on a world that hung on the hope of the coming Messiah, but when the sun rose that hope had changed into reality. He was here!

Tonight I'm celebrating the reality of Christ's birth, that He humbled Himself to become human and walk in our footsteps. I'm celebrating the love and mercy that brought Him here.

And I'm celebrating the gift that He offers all of us if we'll only believe - salvation from our sin. That most astounding and beautiful of all gifts is available for everyone this Christmas and always. Just open it up!

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Release

Don't forget to check out Thicker Than Blood by CJ Darlington, the latest winner of the Christian Writers Guild's Operation First Novel contest! It's sure to be a good one!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

She Reads Interview

Hop on over to to read my interview with them! Fireflies in December is one of their Winter picks, so stop by and take a peek!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Book Signing

I have a book signing this Saturday, December 12! I'll be at Books-A-Million at 8093 West Broad St. in Richmond, VA from noon to 2pm. Come by and see me!