It’s weird…my first coauthored book hit the shelves four years ago, the second one two years ago, and I’m working on a third. I’ve also written news articles for local papers and ministries. But I still get a huge thrill out of having my first article published on the web. If you weren’t one of the friends or family who received my email notice about it, you can find the article here. It’s at Crosswalk.com, and I owe it all to the Lord, who helped a friend whom I worked with many years ago and who currently has a need for writers remember that old buddy of his who has written a couple of books about women’s ministry. And oh, he needs stuff pertaining to women. Go figure. It’s great being a part of God’s family.

The article gives a nuts and bolts approach to mentoring, with suggestions on how to begin such a relationship, how to structure it, etc. Thanks for the opportunity, Shawn!

Books…Good, Bad, and Ugly

I got tagged by Sandi (who got tagged by her friend Heather, who got tagged…yeah, it’s like a blog chain letter, but it’s about books, so I can live with it) to answer the following questions about books. Here goes:

1. One book that changed your life: Anne of Green Gables
2. One book that you’ve read more than once: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (and all its sequels)

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: Gilligan’s Cookbook & the Skipper’s Too (or to pass the time, probably the entire Outlander series bound together–there is enough sheer volume, character, and plot to keep me entertained for weeks)

4. One book that made you laugh: The Ties That Bind (and Gag) – Erma Bombeck
5. One book that made you cry: A Severe Mercy (by far the one that has caused the most sobbing…I was embarrassed to be seen reading it)

6. One book that you wish had been written: Your Kids: Guaranteed Godly

7. One book that you wish had never been written: Prayer of Jabez
8. One book you’re currently reading: can you believe I’m between books? (Just finished When Life and Belief Collide)
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: Blue Like Jazz

10. Now tag five people: uhh…let’s make it four: Erin, Shawn, Dorie, Courtney