Friday, February 26, 2010

(Local movers transporting two couches)

I can tell I've been busy when a week goes by and I haven't had a chance to think about blogging or twittering. We finally finished our quarterly exams for school (YEAH!) and I'm just about ready to send off my manuscript to my editor at Zondervan that's due Monday. (Another YEAH!)

As many of you know, the first book in this series, Blood Ransom, is about human trafficking, something I never really thought about before researching for this book. I've just posted a moving interview with Heidi Yoder on the Inspire, Be Inspired blog where she talks about what motivated her to get involved in being an modern-day abolitionist and the 27 million people who are enslaved today. Check it out if you have a chance.

And while I get back to some last minute editing, I thought I'd leave you with something special. While I love words and writing fiction, my daughter loves poetry and asked me to share one of her poems on my blog.


My body guard is big and tall
Strong, brave, big not small.
Always upright and cheerful,
Daily, daily, forever and all.

He protects the whole place
Day and night,
Even when there's no one in sight.

He does not sleep,
Nor does he play,
At night, in the evening, or in the day.

Just stands bright and tall,
Doesn't complain at all,
He's always good, never bad,
Always happy and never sad.

Be blessed today!



  1. Blessings and prayers,

  2. Beautiful poem! I loved reading it. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Glad you enjoyed it. I love children's innocent and often profound words.