"I'm not so lost to myself that I can't love and pray for others." Ouch! I wish I could say that quote was my own, but it's not. These days I feel like I'm in a perpetual cycle of being "lost to myself". This is not the same as being selfish. I'm lost because I'm … Continue reading Freedom for the Lost – A reminder as Palm Sunday Approaches
A few chapter into Below the Mountain, we finally get a glimpse of Dylan's perspective in the first moments he discovers that Emelyn of the Mountain is not alone. It's a flashback to one of the first scenes of Beyond the Valley, but one we've only known Lydia’s perspective until now. This excerpt may contain … Continue reading Glimpses of Below the Mountain — Dylan Discovers Lydia
How incredible is the Creator of the Universe, who could use anything to turn the hearts of man—yet chooses the weary, the orphan, the defeated—to represent his powerful grace and mercy and give meaning to what the world would say is meaningless?
At nearly seventeen years of age, Lydia finds excitement in the little things as a means of surviving boredom. She observes the change in seasons, enjoys talking to the animals she tends, and to her mama’s frustration—day dreams far too often. Read on to learn about some details that are not fully revealed between the … Continue reading Lydia’s Favorite Things: Beyond the Valley Character Insight
The 2nd Edition of Beyond the Valley is available now! ORDER HERE What Makes the No Eye Has Seen Story Unique? Lydia's Isolation. Imagine the only world you've ever known included just you and a single parent? That parent is the only other human you've interacted with and you've had no choice but to believe all their reasoning … Continue reading The Story Behind Beyond the Valley