Upcoming Events!

This Saturday I’ll be with my friend TJ Kirby on his radio show T.J. AND COMPANY from 3-5pm at WRFN FM 107.1 or streaming live at www.radiofreenashville.org join us and call in with any questions. We’ll be talking about my latest book “Flying Solo” and my upcoming release “The First Gardner” Also- this coming Monday I’ll be at the wonderful May 23rd Southeast Christian Women’s Book Club Louisville, KY 6:30-8pm Discussing “Hurricanes in Paradise” and introducing “Flying Solo” 920 Blankenbaker Parkway Louisville, KY 40243 For More Information: contact Elizabeth Hoagland @ Elizabeth.Hoagland@insightbb.com or 502-245-4196 If you’re in the Louisville area- we’d love to see you! And don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE for both our Franklin, TN and Camden, SC VBS for Women Events this summer! What a wonderful time we’er going to have! Hope to see you...

An Interview with River Jordan

Every now and then you encounter a person who is like a soul connection. A sister separated at birth. Whose family was as crazy as yours, who can make you laugh when you feel like crying and who you know you can trust with your heart and your secrets. That is what River Jordan is to me. We don’t get to see each other enough that is certain. But when I do it is like a cold coke on a hot day… Her new book has captured me. I have started using it as my devotional for this year. And it is because of this gifted story teller’s ability to reach into our deep places, that I knew I had to share it with you. I hope you enjoy this time with my sweet friend River Jordan, talking about her knew book, Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit. River, I want to thank you for your new book “Praying with Strangers”. As you know I am not completely finished for two reasons. One, I left my first copy on a plane recently. Which made me sick because I had written so many “profound” questions in that book for you. But hoping it got in some needy hands.  And secondly, I am reading a Chapter a day as a devotional. It is wonderful that way so I am taking my time with it. But would you share with our readers how this book came about? River: I had this sort of spark of inspiration – “New Year’s Resolution – Pray for a Strangers Every Day. ” Just...
The Gift of Relationships

The Gift of Relationships

What is it about a fairy tale that makes grown women get up at four o’clock in the morning on a Friday and drink hot tea and ooh and ahh like they are teenagers? It is simply how we were created. And Friday’s fairy tale wedding did not disappoint. It held all the beauty, regalness and elegance that we hoped for. It had horse drawn carriages, and men in uniform, and amazing hats, (Please someone help hats come back in style around here!) it had beautiful music and a grand cathedral and an exquisite bride and a charming groom. And the kiss…oh, we loved the kiss, both of them. But do you know what it was that touched me more than anything? It was the realness, and truth with which they were charged. It was the one honest moment of the entire royal wedding of William and Kate that struck me most. It was in the middle. Between ten foot wedding gown train entrances and prepubescent boys singing like angels that the words struck me to my core. Maybe it is because I’ve walked through the painful heartbreak of divorce that I heard it. Or maybe it is because of my age that it struck me with such clarity and fell on ripe ears, but for whatever reason, all I could think was, “I hope that young couple is listening…truly listening.” It was when The Bishop of London got up to speak while the young couple sat in chairs across from him. He said, “Marriage is intended to help man and woman become what God intended them to be…...