My Valentine’s Day gift to you …

abundant-gifts2.gifIn honor of Valentine’s Day, Iwould like to give you a way to increase the love in your life.

The love that will increase is your sense of God’s love for you. Abundant Gifts: A Daybook of Grace-Filled Devotions will open your eyes to the kinds of gifts God has been giving you, out of love, that you may not have been noticing.

When you read how God “shows up” in my life and the lives of others who share their stories, it will give you a sense for the kinds of gifts you can look for in your own life.

Here’s what some readers have said about “Abundant Gifts“:

  • “So many of these stories touched my heart. I hated to have the book come to an end. I plan to reread it again as the new year starts. It is hard not to read the whole book in one sitting, but it is set up as a daily devotional and I savored it by reading just one story a day. I also believe, as the author shows in some of the stories, that God has a sense of humor. I have given several copies as gifts.”-R. Arthur, Charlton, New York
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  • “The stories never cease to encourage. It’s one of those books you can read again and again and pass along to those who need to know that God is always there and working even when we don’t always see. You are a wonderful writer!” —Francine Rivers, best-selling author

If you haven’t already “tasted” sample stories, I invite you to do so here.

May your Valentine’s Day be filled with love–of all kinds!

Replay Ready for “Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys” Virtual Book Tour

wild-things-coverDid you know that the older a boy gets, the more he needs from those who love him?

If you have a boy in your life (son, grandson, nephew, student, someone you’re mentoring), find out why boys are the way they are and how you can come alongside them at any age to help them navigate the choppy waters of the journey to manhood.

Listen to the replay of the Virtual Book Tour with authors Stephen James and David Thomas as they answered questions submitted at (You can also submit your question; authors will be answering them on their blog.) Find out:

  • why it’s so hard for boys to “sit still and pay attention”–and how to help them learn anyway
  • what the 5 stages of a boy’s development and what they need in each stage
  • how do we deal with a boy’s emotions (anger, crying, etc.)?
  • how do you get a boy to obey?
  • what does a boy need most from his mom? his dad?
  • what is THE most important thing to remember when nurturing a boy?

And much more! Listen and learn how to better nurture the boy in your life.

Reminder: Virtual Book Tour on Parenting “Wild Things” (Boys!)

Please join me and my guests, Stephen James and David Thomas, authors of the new book, Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys on tonight’s Virtual Book Tour at 5 pm Pacific/6 Mountain/7 Central/8 Eastern.

We will be answering questions submitted at (You can go there even after the VBT to ask a question and listen to the replay. Authors will periodically be answering questions on their blog at

This book is meaty! I have an 18-year-old son myself, and when I started the book, I thought, “Oh, it’s not going to help me, my son is too old.”


One of the key things they say that caught my attention is that, Continue reading “Reminder: Virtual Book Tour on Parenting “Wild Things” (Boys!)”