Frisking the Ordinary for the Presence of God

Welcome to I’m an author, a minister to children, a mom and new grandma, Chief Wrangler of Rosie, the Woodchuck Dog, and Jack, the Unkempt Cat, and caretaker of Traveling Baby Jesus. I search my crazy life for God’s fingerprints, and then I write about them. I also drink coffee, fight piles of dirty laundry and dream of French pastries.

New Book!

The Holy Éclair: Signs and Wonders from an Accidental Pilgrimage

A church lady moves to France and expects nothing will change to her faith. Watch what God does through chocolate and pastry, cider and the flea market, and all kinds of sacred nothings and divine nobodies!

Writing Memoir- Thoughts About Getting It on the Page

See the pile of notebooks amongst some of my French stuff I used to keep focus while I was writing The Holy Éclair? Those are the 5 different versions that the book took over the last ten years, as I worked and reworked it from time to time--not five different edits,...

read more

Hungry for Something Good? Join The Holy Éclair Launch Team!

It sounds crazy, I know. Even as I wiped the chocolate from my lips and savored the heavenly goodness, I wondered if it was real. Had God really spoken to me through French pastry? Challenged my settled, church lady thoughts with a simple chocolate éclair? Or what...

read more

A Village for Josiah…and the Rest of Us

When Sarah asked me last week if I'd come up to Asheville on Friday for a practice run, I said that of course I would, and I was happy to do it. She starts back to work on Friday the 13th, (what timing) and since I'll be the designated babysitter for Fridays and...

read more

Want uplifting posts delivered to your inbox?