Riots and Revival

Riots motivated by racial injustice destroy a town . . . . . . was a scene from my 2nd book of the HOPE Trilogy, published three weeks ago. At the time, I would not have guessed I’d be spending the Saturday night before Pentecost under a citywide curfew as the National Guard had to … More Riots and Revival

Cliffhangers

Snap! With one deadly snap of his fingers, Thanos turned half the world—and half of my favorite characters—to dust. If you’re a Marvel fan like me, the cliffhanger ending of Avengers: Infinity War (Part 1) felt like someone threw me over the cliff and I’d have to wait a year to hit the bottom. I … More Cliffhangers

All the People We’ll Meet this Christmas

As I’m working on writing my fourth novel, starting a new trilogy on the topic of hope, I’ve been studying Johnny Enlow’s RISE teaching on bringing God’s kingdom into the 7 mountains of culture: government, business, education, religion, media, arts & entertainment, and family. As a teacher, I’ve been especially fascinated by his ideas on … More All the People We’ll Meet this Christmas

A Halloween to Remember

Halloween—the dentists’ favorite holiday… My American friends who take a walk through their neighborhoods today will be greeted by an assortment of scary decorations in front of their neighbors’ homes: carved pumpkins, skeletons, witches, ghosts, gravestones, giant spiders, black cats, even skulls placed on a stick. In American culture, decorating homes like this is a … More A Halloween to Remember