For he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. —Proverbs 2:8-9 (NIV) As parents, we’ll probably say we’d prefer to save our kids from making the same mistakes we did when we were young. I… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – PATHS
Bonjour, friend! It’s one of those sharp memories I have — all the times my sons and I used to go to the book aisle during our grocery store stops. Years back, when becoming an author was just a dream on my heart, we’d stop in the middle of the book aisle and do (3) things:… Continue reading From Kristy’s WRITING DESK — Sam’s Club News + Giveaway!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. —Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) I remember the conversation like it was yesterday. The work friend sitting across from me in the restaurant. The shock in her face… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – LEAN NOT
The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe. —John 19:2 (NIV) He was adorned with a crown and dressed in Tyrian purple. For a general of the Roman Republic, to wear such was reserved for the honor of a great triumph. And… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – CROWN
The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. —Matthew 7:25 (NIV) I still remember the day our family took a walk in the rain. (And not because we were running to the car with… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – RAIN
“And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly away, and be at rest.” —Psalm 55:5 (NKJV) You caught me — I say that tongue-in-cheek. Only because it’s been a wonderful writing month but now that I’ve typed ‘THE END’ on my manuscript, I’m taking a few days… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – REST
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…” —Ephesians 3:20 (NKJV) This verse plays through my mind while working against a deadline this month. Like a potter at his wheel or a painter standing before a blank canvas,… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – WORK
“Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” —Luke 10:2 (NKJV) We’ve tried (in vain!) to encourage our boys to save their money. If they want the latest NBA shoes, save the birthday checks… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – HARVEST
“You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.” —Psalm 139:5-6 (NKJV) Many years ago, I attended the concert of an award-winning musician who’d chosen to record a live worship service. While I cringe at the thought… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – CREATED
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” —1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV) The early days of my writing career tell the story of a journey much longer than it’s taken for published books to land on store shelves. This journey goes back almost two decades. I sat… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – INSPIRE
“Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.” —Isaiah 43:18-19 (NKJV) Spring forth: (v.) It means to bear, bring forth,… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – NEW
“Why are you at your desk?” It was a simple question. I turned to find one of our department directors had stopped outside my cubicle. She was a kind leader and friend, one whom I still respect to this day. So I knew there was purpose in what she’d asked, and in the fact she was still waiting… Continue reading Talk to Me
Sing to the Lord, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. —1 Chronicles 16:23 (NKJV) Writers are a funny lot — many of us are classic introverts, yet we’re in a vocation that has us sharing the inner-most parts of ourselves in a public way. It’s a mashup… Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom – WORSHIP
Hello, friends! More than 10 years ago, I called my husband on my lunch break at work. We were talking, probably about our family or how our mid-week day was going. In fact, it was a conversation so common, I don’t even remember all that we said. But in looking back, I can clearly see the layout… Continue reading From Kristy’s Writing Desk: Surprise Book News!