"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21

Why “Love, hope and courage await?”

If you’ve been struggling to find love or hope this last year, then you might want to read something encouraging. I love to write about these three topics wrapped in a message of adventure and danger. Let’s face it, the opportunity for trouble is all around us. We, and our children, live in a dangerous world. No matter your situation, you’ve been touched in some way or other by the mess of humanity.

Growing up near Detroit during a time of race riots created awareness of the evil of prejudice. Intense shyness developed deep loneliness and longing for love. I struggled to find purpose in life. What’s the point of it all? While these issues caused heartache, they also led me to seek answers.

I cried out to God, “Are you there? Do you care? Help me.” My inelegant, but effective, prayer put me on a path of discovery to know the One True God, Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior. And it’s been the greatest journey ever – even with all the obstacles along the way.

My books include the anguish of life, but also the joy and peace that comes from an up close and personal relationship with the God of the Universe who calls me – and you – by name.

My goal for each of my books is to draw you into a courageous faith. I believe that as we love the Lord and our neighbors, God’s greatest commandments, we also need to go beyond our limited view of what that looks like.

Can we go outside of our comfort zones to love those who have been forced to leave their home, family, careers and dreams in war torn decimated cities? Could you open your eyes to see the victims of sexual exploitation right in your own neighborhood? Would you consider adopting an orphaned child? What can you do to aid hurting, desperate people and even those causing such devastation?

Come! Love is waiting. Hope is available. Take courage. Join this battle of faith. Jesus is telling us, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21) Is that the longing of your heart? Together let’s find ways to ‘lighten’ up our own corners of the world!