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We’re Gonna Make it, Babe!

Have you ever experienced loss so heart-rending it threw you into great darkness, making you question if you’d ever see light again? Did you wonder if you could connect with anyone who might remotely understand your pain? Fran Geiger Joslin walked this path and the very...

A Beautiful Honestness

"That is so hard-hitting!" I exclaimed in the middle of our Starbucks conversation. I sat, a glass of cold water in hand, across from Authenticity Book House president, Fran Geiger Joslin, a speaker at the just completed Roaring Lambs Writers' Conference. My desire to learn more...

Everything You Need to Know about the July Event

We had no choice—we decided to put on an event. Post-Tanzania work, summer travel, and two staff members moving made for a busy July, but we felt compelled to connect with our supporters in a new way. Bursting with excitement concerning what the Lord did...

The Glue that Binds

My husband and I recently moved from Texas to a house perched on a pine studded ridge in Maine. Multiple reasons for this relocation exist, the most pressing being the sudden loss of my parents and a cascade of need falling from that event. In my...

God Did It Again!

Scarcely a month has passed and already our time on Kome Island seems remote. The pace of modern life, I guess. I titled my pre-trip blog in April “Here We Go Again!” Well, just like last year, God did it again. After an exhausting trip, including...

The Joy of Sorrow

“I think ten years is the magic number for me,” I told my friend. “I’m good.” Two days later I cried the “ugly cry.” Ten years of loss overwhelmed me, and I couldn’t contain the emotion. Truly, on most days I experience more joy than sorrow. Yet...