Treasures of Hope


Coming Soon

Oh my, how this year has flown! Are you ready for Christmas? I am. Part of my Christmas arrived the week after Thanksgiving. Can you guess what it is? That’s right!

I’m excited to share with you the cover of my new book, Treasures of Hope, Discovering the  Beautiful  Truth  Beneath My Painful Past.

What do you think?

Cover design: Lynnette Bonner of Indie Cover Design

Although, the print copy is ready to go we are still working on the e-book. I thought I’d share the introduction with you.

“Story is a powerful thing. In the midst of recounting our stories, the veil of obscurity falls away, and we see clearly what we’ve hidden from ourselves.
For years, the Lord used stories, dreams, and creation to unveil hidden things within me. The gems of information gleaned and strung together became the story you now hold. I hope that somehow telling my story will become a map—a matrix—for you with the Lord, to discover and clarify your own.
This recounting is linear, because all the insight took place during a seven-year period, according to my needs at the time—here a little—there a little. Furthermore, I didn’t fully process and apply one bit of understanding before proceeding to another. It wasn’t that easy. I studied the jewels, the lessons as I began to understand them, and then learned how to apply them and make them shine ever more brightly. So, please keep that in mind as you thumb through the pages. My understanding, and yours, takes much longer to process than to write and read. Anything worth having does not come easily.
Also, after prayerful consideration, I chose to concentrate on the healing aspect of my journey for the subject of this book. Therefore, I do not share all the minute details of my story. However, I recount enough to help you understand why I became such an emotional mess before the miracle God performed in my life that I may offer hope to others in my situation, or painful situations of their own.” Page 10


Here’s what other’s are saying about Treasures of Hope.

“Thought-provoking. It’s a beautiful work, very well done. I’m going to read it more slowly and use it as my Bible study this week. I have to tell you, I’m getting a lot out of it. I love the way you write, revealing your inner struggles with such clarity that I could feel them, too.” Betty Thomason Owens, author Sutter’s Landing (Kinsman Redeemer Series, Book 2)

“I really love this book! I cried through the first part for what you went through. But I keep rejoicing at your wonderful insights. I really believe and pray that this book will have a huge impact, with lessons that even extend to others who haven’t experienced what you went through.  Even though we go through different experiences, these principles still apply to our own lives. My copy is so bookmarked & underlined!! I also love when God teaches others some of the same things, even though we go through different situations.  Thank you for opening up and being so vulnerable to the readers. I went to bed at 11:30, but wanted to keep reading.” Becky Gifford Smith, Reader

“Wow. A lot of good insight in there. I believe people will relate. I believe in your book.” Jennifer Hallmark, author and blogger

“More than a rich memoir—a Bible Study that compares today’s personal struggles with women we can all identify with. Fresh insights that will leave you changed forever. A book you can’t put down.” Karen Jurgens, author Perfect Fit (The Livingston Legacy Series)

I hope to share more soon!

Meanwhile, thank you! Your prayers and encouragement are much appreciated. ❤


Share the Love ~ October

Love and Selfcontrol Joyce Myer Center of His Wheel

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law (Galatians 5:22-23).

I thought about this quote while reading the scripture. After thinking about it, I have to agree with Joyce Myer. It would be hard to practice the rest without the first and last one. 🙂

What say you?

Hope you enjoy October’s Share the Love.


Pepper Basham Speaks Up ~ Elaine Stock
Six Reasons Why Reading is Good for Your Health ~ Tamera Kraft
Author Gayla K. Hiss and Dangerous Ground ~ Kimberly Rose Johnson


The Season of Change ~ Kristen Hogrefe
Thank you, Lord, For Celery ~ Julie Garmon
Small Acts of Kindness: Give Thanks in All Circumstances ~ Lindsey P. Brackett


Tips to Polish Opening Paragraph Of Whatever You’re Writing ~ Tim Suddeth
Editing Life ~ Tamera Alexander
Ten Points to Consider Before Signing a Book Contract ~ Cindy Ervin Huff 


Maple Pecan Oatmeal Latte ~ Cooking With a Wallflower
Oh, Honey, Those are Preacher Cookies ~ Nan Jones
Ree Drummond Cheesy Cauliflower Soup ~ Food Network