When Shipwrecked is a Good Thing to Be

I don't know about you, but 2018 has been a doozy of a year for me. I've had to re-examine everything I thought I "knew" about God and His ways. Not that I hadn't already done that several times in the last few years, but this go-around left me gasping for breath. I clung to... Continue Reading →

2018 Blog Tour Stop #6: The Rolls

Welcome to Mountain Brook Ink's 2018 Holiday Blog Tour! We're so excited you've decided to join us on this journey of family, friends, traditions, and memories over the next month. You as our reader have done so much to pour into our lives, and this season we want to give back to you with insights... Continue Reading →

Childlike Faith in Writing by Guest Author Amy Rognlie

I’m the guest blogger today on Christian Shelf Esteem. Check it out!

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I started writing my newest novel, Where There’s a Will, the same way I always start a new book—with great excitement, yet tempered with the enormity of the task before me. What truth did God want me to share through this story? How would He use my own experiences, my own humanness, to communicate hope to others?

Well. Little did I know when I began writing that day in May that I would walk down some very painful paths in the coming year. During the months it took me to write this book, our family suffered two major traumas, including the unexpected loss of our twenty-four-year old son. At times, I put the manuscript away for weeks on end, unable to find the creative energy to even think about writing. When I did summon the strength to continue, I pleaded for God to give me His words and His thoughts…

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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 →

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