New Release!

I'm thrilled to announce that Short Creek Mystery Book 2, Where There's a Will, is now available on Amazon! Follow Callie as she tackles another mystery, this one a little closer to home than she'd like!

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Go Ahead. Give up.

For me, it happened gradually, like an oak tree losing its leaves in autumn. Sometimes one at a time, floating silently to the ground when the final thread of stem at last gave way; sometimes whole clumps, torn violently by an icy wind and hurled to the frozen ground. It took a long time for... Continue Reading →

A Long Patience

My students and I recently studied William Wordsworth's poem, "A Sketch," which describes a man "....to whom Long patience hath such mild composure given That patience now doth seem a thing of which He hath no need." The words "long patience" caught my attention, because I don't know about you, but it seems I've had... Continue Reading →

What is Your Purpose?

The first and most well-known question of The Westminster Shorter Catechism asks the question this way: "What is the chief end of man?" The answer: The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. Wait. What? What about spreading the gospel? Raising godly children? Caring for those in need? Yep.... Continue Reading →

When You Can’t Find the Next Handhold

Ever feel like the woman in this picture? Is life an arduous, up-the-back-side-of-the-mountain-by-yourself kind of struggle every single day? I've been there. And some days I still am. But here's something I've learned. When you feel like giving up, try looking back instead. I'm not advising you to replay your regrets or wallow in what-if's.... Continue Reading →

What Are You Longing For?

Every January, my students and I read the allegorical fairy tale, The Golden Key, by George MacDonald.  The main character, a boy named Mossy, has found a beautiful golden key, but he is unsure what the key unlocks. All he knows is that he is compelled to search for the keyhole. As Mossy begins his journey, he... Continue Reading →

Everyone Needs Advice Sometimes

Be one of the first five people to submit a question to "Just Ask Dot" and win a free book! If you've read Amy's Short Creek Mysteries series, you know that main character Callie's Aunt Dot has her own advice column in the local newspaper. Now you, too, can write in to Aunt Dot to... Continue Reading →

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