Make Haste Slowly

I'm excited to show off the newly re-designed cover of my first Short Creek Mystery, Make Haste Slowly! Set in small-town Texas populated with intriguing characters, this cozy mystery will keep you guessing until the last page. Read it for free on Kindle Unlimited, or purchase for $3.99! "Make Haste Slowly by Amy Rognlie is... Continue Reading →

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To the Moon and Back

"Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of angels." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I've pondered the "meadows of heaven" a great deal in the last few years. Many a sultry Texas evening, I've sat solitary, reveling in the numinous beauty of the night sky...recognizing my own smallness... Continue Reading →

Planted on Purpose

I have never planted a tree by accident. And I've planted a lot of trees. As a gardener, I'm continually adding just the right flowers, shrubs and trees to my yard to achieve my vision for the mature landscape. I think about what it will look like in five years. In ten years. When I... Continue Reading →

A New Story

God is writing a new story on the pages of my life. Not a tale I would have chosen...one that requires not only an umbrella, but a sword. And some sturdy hiking boots. But see the pen over there, on the right? It's His pen. His story. And, as Elizabeth Goudge says of her character,... Continue Reading →

The Question: Part 2

As we continue our look at the story of blind Bartimaeus (Luke 10:46-52), we remember that in the previous post, we learned that: Bartimaeus called out to Jesus, not as his last resort, but as his only hope. God’s  heart is moved by persistence. Persistent prayer. Persistent desire. Persistent belief. (Two parables: Luke 18:1-6 and... Continue Reading →

A Prayer for New Beginnings

Today, I'd like to share a prayer that has been meaningful to me on my faith journey. This prayer, found in the book, Celtic Benediction by J. Philip Newell, expresses a longing for the Holy Spirit to work in our lives in a new and fresh way. Are you aching for this, too? In the... Continue Reading →

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