Ruthie vs. Airplane: On Overcoming Fear

Overcome your fear. I hear people use this phrase, but what does it really mean? My dad used to tell me I needed to overcome my fear of heights by going on a roller coaster. To date, I have only allowed roller coasters to take complete control of my body twice. Once, at Six Flags with my dad and […]

The Story Behind The Help [And Why You Should Never Give Up]

“You is kiiind. You is smaaart. You is important.” Aibilene, The Help The Help is one of the best fiction books I have read in years. And the movie made my list of Top 10 favorites. The story is incredibly moving, but today I want to write about the backstory — the story of the author, […]

Meeting Colton Burpo | Heaven is For Real

Heaven is for Real — by the end of this week — will have sold 5 million copies. For those of you who haven’t heard of it (ie you’ve just emerged from a bomb shelter), it’s the remarkable, true story of a boy’s trip to heaven and back. Colton Burpo, is rushed into emergency surgery at […]

Questioning God’s Blessings

I have an interview tomorrow for my D-R-E-A-M  job. Thomas Nelson–the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the 7th largest trade publishing company-will interview me for a position in the fiction department in 31 hours. Am I nervous? Anxious? Both to the nth degree. In effort to fully equip myself for the interview, I […]