Writing Credits

Cabin Glory: Amusing Tales of Time Spent at the Family Retreat (ISBN: 978-1-57074-094-7, $19.99) is a compilation of short stories, divided into four sections (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer).

I have written over 600 magazine articles in national, regional, and local publications, including the following: Woman’s World, ePregnancy, Pregnancy, American Fitness, Cat Fancy, Cats USA, Kittens USA, Cabin Life/Cabin Living, Tallahassee Magazine, Go Boating, Family Forum, Home Life, the Phoenix, Partnerships in Education, Health & Home, Pet Services Journal, Break’s Entertainment Weekly, and Schools in the Middle. I have also written for the following Christian magazines: Encounter, Insight, the Lookout, Young Salvationist, Sharing the Victory, Teenage Christian, Ignite Your Faith, Campus Life’s Christian College Guide, Breakaway, Brio, Brio & Beyond, Now What?, Listen, and Wheaton. Additionally, my work has been published in 18 anthologies, including nine Chicken Soup for the Soul books: Best Mom Ever, Angels & Miracles, My Very Good Very Bad Cat, Thanks to My Mom, Parenting, Christian Teenage Soul, The Cat Did That? Dreams & the Unexplainable, and The Power of Yes (to be published in August 2018). My work has also been published in Encounters with God, Encounters with God 2, God Allows U-Turns, Every Day Deserves a Chance, 365 Devotions to Catch Your Faith on Fire, Quest Study Bible for Teens, Angel Bumps, and Laugh Out Loud: 40 Women Humorists Celebrate Then and Now…Before We Forget (to be published in Spring 2018).

In addition,  I regularly contribute to Faith & Friends, Avon Magazine, Greenwood Magazine, Center Grove Magazine, Zionsville Magazine, Fishers Magazine, Geist Magazine, Jeffersontown Magazine, Noblesville Magazine, Broad Ripple Magazine, Carmel Magazine, Outreach, Indy Boomer, and Haven Homes.

Some of my articles can be accessed online. I have included a sampling below:

Broad Ripple Magazine: Gigi’s Playhouse: A Haven for Children with Down Syndrome

Avon Magazine: Barn Doors and I Do’s: Popular Avon Wedding Barn Donates Percentage of Profits to Missions Organizations

Noblesville Magazine: A Haven of Hope: The Cherish Center Advocates for Abused & Neglected Children

Avon Magazine: Politically Speaking: Rob Kendall is an On-Air Personality with a Fresh Take on Politics

Avon Magazine: New Hendricks Regional Health Hospital Opening In Brownsburg

Avon Magazine: Beauty in Brokenness: An Avon Family Embraces God’s Many Miracles

Carmel Magazine: A Mother’s Hope: The O’Connor House Provides Shelter for Homeless Pregnant Women and Their Children

Fishers Magazine: Job Well Done: HSE Transition Program Provides On-the-Job Training for Students

Zionsville Magazine: The Lemon Bar: New Restaurant & Bakery Combo Brings Food, Drinks, & Sweets to Zionsville

Avon Magazine: Gia’s Fight: Local Girl Continues Battle with Cancer

Avon Magazine: Helping the Hungry: Mary Lee Maier Community Food Pantry Provides Food for Families

Fishers Magazine: Running for Kendall: Family Bringing Cupid’s Undie Run to Indy to Benefit Children’s Tumor Foundation

Zionsville Magazine: Talk of the Town: Zionsville Celebrates Grand Opening of New Town Hall Building

Broad Ripple Magazine: Winters Farmers Market is Here: Featuring More Than 30 Food Vendors Through April

Avon Magazine: Take a Bow: Avon’s Theatre Program Builds Character, Confidence, and Creativity in Local Students

Avon Magazine: Open Arms: How One Avon Couple Built Family Through Faith & Adoption

Carmel Magazine: Hello Gorgeous: The Beauty Bar Opens Carmel Location, Partners with Nonprofit to Pamper Cancer Patients & Survivors

Avon Magazine: Fostering Love & Care: The Children’s Bureau’s Foster Parent Program Helps Children Feel Accepted

Fishers Magazine: Business Spotlight: Christine Kingery Events

Avon Magazine: Stock the Pantry: Hendricks County Food Pantry Coalition Enhances Collaborative Efforts of the County

Avon Magazine: Twenty Years of Exceptional Service: Avon Town Council Grateful for Clerk Treasurer Sharon Howell

Noblesville Magazine: Keep it Local: Noblesville’s Small Business Saturday Initiative Unites the Community

Zionsville Magazine: Swinging for History: Zionsville Girls Golf Wins First-Ever State Championship

Indy Metro Magazine: Double the Trouble, Twice the Luck

Zionsville Magazine: Books & Brews: Popular Pub Opens New Zionsville Location

Jeffersontown Magazine: A Screaming Good Time: The Legend at Pope Lick Haunted Attraction Brings Folklore to Life

Zionsville Magazine: Fresh Picks: Father-Daughter Duo Start Pop-Up Farmers Market in Boone Village

Avon Magazine: Life on the Airwaves: Local Radio Personality Mentors Students Who Want to Follow in His Footsteps

Fishers Magazine: Business Spotlight: Fishers Direct Family Care–A Unique, Affordable, Efficient Way to Visit the Doctor

Center Grove Magazine: Standing Firm: Center Grove Breast Cancer Survivor to Receive Susan G. Komen’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Outreach Magazine: A Truth Oasis: Cornerstone Chapel

Center Grove Magazine: From Salon to Boutique: Sweet Olive & Company Boutique Opens in New Greenwood Location

Outreach Magazine: No Strings Attached: Action Church

Outreach Magazine: One Individual at a Time: Grace Church of Greater Akron

Avon Magazine: Right at Home: Avon Offers a Diverse, Welcoming Community

Outreach Magazine: Planning and Prayer: Eagle Brook Church

Noblesville Magazine: Family Tradition: Stoney Creek Farm Holds 45th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival

Outreach Magazine: Taking Next Steps: 2I42 Community Church

Indy Metro Magazine: Meet the Crew: Crew Car Wash Delivers Dynamic Service, One Wash at a Time

Indy Metro Magazine: Butterfly Blast: September’s Luckiest Hoosier Alive James Thompson

Outreach Magazine: Houston Church’s Social Impact Initiative Creates a Launch Pad for Outreach

Outreach Magazine: Philadelphia Church Adopts a Grass-roots Approach to Community Outreach

Fishers Magazine: Celebrity Style Salon & Spa Brings Hollywood’s Glitz & Glam to Fishers

Avon Magazine: A Day of Honor & Remembrance: Indy’s Honor Flight Shows Veterans Love & Gratitude

Carmel Magazine: Treat Yourself: Closet Candy Boutique Celebrates Grand Opening in Clay Terrace

Zionsville Magazine: Born to Build: David Rausch Studio in Zionsville Taking on Big Projects

Carmel Magazine: Adventure Time: Children’s Learning Adventure Offers Spectacular Childcare Amenities

Carmel Magazine: 40 Years in the Making: Woman Preserves History By Building Replica of Williamsburg Governor’s Mansion

Geist Magazine: Get Ready for Tasteful Times: Local Company Packages Gourmet Food & Wine

Jeffersontown Magazine: Behind the Scenes of the Gaslight Festival: Celebrating 48 Years of Fun

Zionsville Magazine: Barn Bliss: The Barn in Zionsville Offers Rustic Elegance & Country Charm for Weddings

Geist Magazine: Picking Treasures at Second Stories: Mother-Daughter Duo Turn Vacant McCordsville Building into Antique Shop

Avon Magazine: Experience the Difference: Avon Barber Shop Has a Heart for People

Indy Metro Magazine: Down But Not Out: August’s Luckiest Hoosier Alive Erika Mulroney

Avon Magazine: A Critter’s Chance: Nonprofit Helps Exotic and Farm Animals Find Health, Happiness, & Homes

Avon Magazine: Hearts on a Mission: Local High School Youth Travel to Haiti and India to Help Children

Avon Magazine: A Second Chance: Former Colts Cheerleader Battles Mental Illness, Pursues Lifelong Dream

Greenwood Magazine: Inspired Media: Greenwood Christian Academy Grad, Jeremy Miller, Launches Marketing Agency

Avon Magazine: Tapping the Liberty Bell: Avon High School Student Enjoys Historic Moment in Philadelphia

Broad Ripple Magazine: Bonded Like Brothers: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Changes Lives Through Mentoring

Broad Ripple Magazine: Yoga for the Hungry: Local Chef Uses Yoga to Feed the Homeless

Avon Magazine: A Summer of Kindness: Avon Middle School Student Encourages the Community to Spread Kindness

Avon Magazine: Whipple Eye Care Celebrates 25 Years in Avon

Outreach Magazine: Tennessee Church Makes God’s Word Known to the Hearing-Impaired

Outreach Magazine: How Churches Can Serve the Deaf Community

Outreach Magazine: New York Church Reaches Immigrants, Millennials, & Seekers

Noblesville Magazine: New Owners, Same Philosophy: Hare Chevrolet Remains Customer, Community Focused

Indy Metro: Real-Life Good Luck Charm: July’s Luckiest Hoosier Alive Jason Hoard

Avon Magazine: Avon Graduate Heads to West Point Academy: Gunnar Larson Talks Tap Outs, Baking, and Boot Camp

Outreach Magazine: New Orleans Church Pursues Community-Wide Restoration

Outreach Magazine: Reaching Out, Lifting Up: Helping the Community Find Relief, Restoration, and Reinvestment

Indy Metro: Timing is Everything: Hendricks Regional Health Launches Mobile Telestroke PILOT program

Avon Magazine: From Hog Farm to Heaven: Avon Gardens Offers Flowers, Trees, & Wedding Memories

Jeffersontown Magazine: Escaping Addiction: Jeffersontown Police Department Helps Drug Addicts Find Treatment Through Angel Program

Center Grove Magazine: The Mare Who Got Them There: Greenwood Racehorse Owner Shares What Made His Steed So Special

Greenwood Magazine: Rock On! Guitarworks Marks 30-Year Anniversary

Avon Magazine: Avon Farmer’s Market is Back

Avon Magazine: Taking Flight: Locals Get Their Wings at Hendricks County Aviation

Zionsville Magazine: Making Magical Moments: Mother-daughter Duo Create Memorable Events

Indy Metro Magazine: A Lucky Accident: June’s Luckiest Hoosier Alive Dave Hawkins

Avon Magazine: Hendricks Regional Health YMCA: A Gathering Place for Fun, Fitness, and Friendships

Fishers Magazine: The Face of Fishers: Local Talen to Emcee Concerts & Events in Fishers

Broad Ripple Magazine: Ancient Irish Sport Comes Alive in Broad Ripple

Avon Magazine: Ready, Aim, Fire: Parabellum Firearms & Indoor Range Offers Classes, Competitions

Zionsville Magazine: From Wagon Factory to Friendly Tavern: “Everybody Knows Everybody” at the Friendly

Avon Magazine: Trailblazing: The B&O Trail Continues to Grow

Avon Magazine: Russell “Twister” Garrison: The Nicest Troublemaker You’ll Ever Meet

Greenwood Magazine: Greenwood Dad of the Year: Randy Bauer

Center Grove Magazine: Center Grove Dad of the Year: Matthew Limeberry

Center Grove Magazine: The Secret Behind Floortech: Local Flooring Store Doubles as Baseball and Soccer Training Facility

Townepost Network Magazines: Ducking Death & Loving Life

Outreach Magazine: Approaching an Atheist: How to Initiate Life-Changing Conversations

Outreach Magazine: California Church Gives Special Needs Youth a Night to Remember

Outreach Magazine: Texas Church Helps Special Needs Children and Youth Walk in God’s Spirit

Outreach Magazine: Willow Creek Holds Annual Community Play Featuring Special Needs Actors

Avon Magazine: The Burgess Bunch: Family of Nine Runs Successful Goat’s Milk Soap Business

Avon Magazine: Escape from Vietnam

Avon Magazine: Business Spotlight: 9Round Kickbox Fitness

Townepost Network Magazines: Luckiest Hoosier Alive Beats Three Brain Tumors

Outreach: Michigan Church Reaches Refugees

Avon Magazine: Beautiful Music at an Affordable Price: The Hendricks Symphony Orchestra

Zionsville Magazine: Mike Cole: Run2Race–Local Runner Creates Racing Opportunities to Foster Love of Running

Zionsville Magazine: Moody’s Butcher Shop Delivers Farm Fresh Food, Local Fare

Outreach: Grief of Suicide Sparks Far-Reaching Homeless Ministry in Indianapolis

Outreach: Church Connects Inner-City Youth With Role Models

Outreach: Church Helps Bring Systemic Change for Disconnected Youth

Outreach: North Carolina Church Opens its Doors to Immigrants and Refugees

Greenwood Magazine: From Hoop Dreams to Helping Others: Former Indiana Fever Star Katie Douglas Launches New Career

Avon Magazine: From Heartbreak to Hope: How a Mother’s Grief Led Her to Help the Homeless

Outreach: New Jersey Church Creates Congregation for People with DisabilitiesO

Broad Ripple Magazine: Water for Empowerment: Empowering Females to Build Healthy Futures Through Clean Water Initiatives

Cabin Living: From Something Old to Something New: A Minnesota Couple Remodels a Vintage Fishing Cabin

Avon Magazine: Family Promise of Hendricks County Offering Help, Hope, and Housing to the Homeless

Faith & Friends: The End of What We Knew

Outreach: California Church Embraces Homeless Ministry by Young Man with Autism

Outreach: Indiana Church Empowers Teen Girls to Make Wise Choices

Outreach: Missouri Church Serves Local Families with Free Preschool Program

Greenwood Magazine: “Mr. Roncalli” Bob Tully: A Blessing at Roncalli High School for the Past 55 Years”

Avon Magazine: Girls Nite In: Avon Woman Creates Program to Enlighten and Empower Teen Girls

Outreach: Oklahoma Church-Community Partnership Tackles Local Poverty

Outreach: Like a Wild Goose: Wild Goose Appalachian Church

Cabin Living: A Stunning & Sturdy Mountain Cabin

Outreach: Church for the Homeless–Shades of Grace in Tennessee

Outreach: Indiana Urban Outreach Connects Neighbors to Christ

Outreach: Central California Church Thrives in Small Town

Cabin Living: Blitz Build for a Good Cause

Cabin Living: A Transformed Family Lake Cabin in Wisconsin

Outreach: Oklahoma Prison Ministry Gives Inmates New Hope Through Christ

The Lookout: Patience in Parenting

Outreach: A City’s Best Friend: Vineyard Columbus

Outreach: A Sending Church–The Summit Church

Outreach: Tapping into Joy: Bridgepoint Church

Outreach: An Invitation to Life Change: Faith Church

Club Mid/Scary Mommy: Say What?

Club Mid/Scary Mommy: Living in the Season of Boy-Men

Outreach: Persuading Through Love: Park Valley Church

Outreach: Intersection of Grace and Truth: Traders Point Christian Church

Outreach: Montana Church Opens Full-Service Restaurant

Outreach: A Steel Drum Ministry Engages Multicultural Congregation in the Bronx

Outreach: 550 Accept Christ at Southern California Evangelism Event

Outreach: Doing Whatever it Takes to Reach the Lost

Outreach: Louisiana Church Creates After-School Program for Students

Cabin Living: A Barnwood Beauty: One Family Builds Their Dream Lake Cabin with Wood from an 1880s Barn

Outreach: Prioritizing Marriage: Minnesota Church Mentors Couples Through Every Season

Outreach: Re-engaging Couples in Christ: Texas Church Program Seeks Marriage Restoration

Outreach: Two Congregations, Two Languages for Rhode Island Church

Outreach: Texas Church Helps Youth Reach Their Artistic Potential

Huffington Post: Say What? Phrases We Used Growing Up in the 80s

Huffington Post: Blessed Be the Blurters for They Can’t Help Themselves

Insight: Refocus on Jesus

Cabin Living: Life is Better at the Cabin

Cabin Living: A Rocky Mountain Cabin for Retirement

Cabin Living: Rustic Style: Building from the Past

Outreach 100 Magazine: Learning, Launching, and Loving: Beltway Park Church

Outreach 100 Magazine: The Domino Effect: River Valley Church

Outreach 100 Magazine: Keeping It Real: New Life Church

Outreach 100 Magazine: Disciples Making Disciples: First Baptist Raytown

Outreach 100 Magazine: 52 Events a Year: Cornerstone United Methodist

Outreach 100 Magazine: We Want to Hear Your Story: River Pointe Church

Outreach 100 Magazine: All in the Family: Family Church

Outreach 100 Magazine: A Jesus Greeting: Venue Church

Outreach 100 Magazine: A Church for All Ages: Life Church Green Bay

Huffington Post: 4 Well-Intentioned Pieces of Advice That Rub Me the Wrong Way

Huffington Post: Clinical Depression: The Silent, Soul-Crushing Killer That Claims Lives Daily

Huffington Post: Penciling in Hope: Life After Suffering a Suicide Loss

Huffington Post: I Took the 21-Day Self-Esteem Challenge and Here’s What Happened

Huffington Post: How a Day Without My Cell Phone Helped Me Loosen My Grip on the Device

Huffington Post: The Weirdo Hero: Filmmaker Creates a Movie to Show What Depression Feels Like and to Inspire Those Who Suffer to Seek Help

Huffington Post: 20 Ways to Pass the Time When School is Cancelled

Huffington Post: For the First Time in Forever…I Did Not Enjoy My Vacation to Disney World

Huffington Post: Support After Suicide: How Making Connections with Other Survivors Can Breathe Life Into a Dying Heart

Huffington Post, Quebec: Les 8 choses à dire à la personne qui fait son deuilhttp

Huffington Post: The 8 Best Things You Can Say to Someone Who is Grieving

Huffington Post: The 8 Worst Things You Can Say to Someone Who is Grieving

Huffington Post: 6 Movies That Taught Me Something About Love, Life, and Other Totally Random Things

Outreach Magazine: A Simple Faith

Outreach Magazine: Nothing Left to Give

Outreach Magazine: Beyond the Numbers

Outreach Magazine: Come as You Are: Faith Promise Church

Outreach Magazine: When Right-Living People Bless the City: Rockford First

Outreach Magazine: Think Outside the Church: Grace Family Church

Huffington Post: 13 Insanely Hot Things Men Do

The Lookout magazine: Finding Hope

Huffington Post, Germany: Mit Frauen flirten: Diese Eigenschaften machen Männer sexy

Huffington Post: Why We Should Talk About Depression and Suicide When It’s Not Trending

Huffington Post: Let’s Get Real: Embracing Vulnerability to Build a Better World

Huffington Post: Surviving the First Year of Grief

Huffington Post: Say Cheese! Documenting Our Lives in Every Imaginable Pose

Huffington Post: My Treasured ‘Never’ Tattoo

Cabin Living: A Cabin Built for Relaxation

Cabin Life magazine: A Rustic Cabin Gets a Dramatic Update

Cabin Living: Cabin Clothes

Cabin Living: From Drab to Delightful: A Door County Cabin Renovation

Cabin Living: Angling for Charm

Cabin Living: Historic Ranch Renovation

Cabin Living: Winterizing: Closing Up the Cabin?

Cabin Living: On Time and On Budget

Cabin Living: Water Solutions–Low-Flow is the Way to Go

Cabin Living: Protecting Your Precious Peepers

Cabin Living: Environmentally Friendly Toilets

Cabin Living: Stunning and Sturdy Mountain Retreat

Cabin Living: Paradise Found–A Stunning Timber Frame Rebuild

Cabin Living: Northwoods Style

Insight magazine: The Dreaded Double Line

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenting — Guilt, Glory, and Google

Huffington Post: My Treasured ‘Never’ Tattoo

Up North Bride: A Date With Destiny

Cabin Living: That’s Cabin Weather for You

Cabin Living: 11 Ways to Prevent a Break-In

Cabin Living: Sunny Haven

Insight magazine: The Road to Nowhere

Insight magazine: Little Miss Antisunshine

Insight magazine: A Mom Addicted

Insight magazine: Fighting Forgiveness

Insight magazine: I Made the Bully Cry

Ignite Your Faith magazine: All Alone

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Diary of an Anorexic

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Stage Fright

Ignite Your Faith magazine: I Quit

Ignite Your Faith magazine: What a Horrible Friend

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Cheater

Ignite Your Faith magazine: I Was So Hurt

Ignite Your Faith magazine: I Almost Trashed Our Friendship

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Get Lost, Unibrow!

Ignite Your Faith magazine: I Was the Team Joke

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Am I Going to Die Young?

Ignite Your Faith magazine: I Just Couldn’t Say No

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Fast, Faster, Busted!

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Wicked Words

Ignite Your Faith magazine: All Alone

Ignite Your Faith magazine: I’ll Do It Later

Ignite Your Faith magazine: What a Horrible Friend

Ignite Your Faith magazine: The Pressure Got to Me

Ignite Your Faith magazine: The Worst Lab Partner Ever

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Why Did This Happen to Me?

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Trash Talker

Ignite Your Faith magazine: It’s Not My Fault

Ignite Your Faith magazine: I’ll Just Quit

Ignite Your Faith magazine: I Need a Car

Ignite Your Faith magazine: The Day I Made the Bully Cry

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Bulllied

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Diary of an Anorexic

Ignite Your Faith magazine: Why Did I Survive?

Ignite Your Faith magazine: A Race I’d Never Win

Campus Life’s Christian College Guide: Me? At a Christian College?

Campus Life’s Christian College Guide: The Beginner’s Guide to College Life

Campus Life’s Christian College Guide: The Visitor’s Guide to Every Campus

Campus Life’s Christian College Guide: Beyond the Basics

Breakaway magazine: From Peer Pressure to Preacher Boy

Now What? Magazine: I Felt So Empty

Now What? Magazine: I Just Couldn’t Say No

Fit City Blog: Keeping Running in the Family

Christianity Today magazine: Change Happens

Educational Publications:

The Power of University-School-Community Partnerships, College of CharlestonCollege of Charleston: The Story of Burke

College of Charleston’s Center for Partnerships to Improve Education’s Partnerships in Education magazine, Spring 2010 issue, Volume 4, Number 1

College of Charleston’s Center for Partnerships to Improve Education’s Partnerships in Education magazine, Spring 2009 issue, Volume 3, Number 3

College of Charleston’s Center for Partnerships to Improve Education’s Partnerships in Education magazine, Spring 2008 issue, Volume 2, Number 1

College of Charleston’s Center for Partnerships to Improve Education’s Partnerships in Education magazine, Spring 2007 issue, Volume 1, Number 1

Wheaton Magazine: The Insider

Wheaton Magazine: It’s Life-Giving

Wheaton Magazine: A Lifetime Investment

Wheaton Magazine: New Trajectories

Wheaton Magazine: Investing in Africa

Wheaton Magazine: The Centenarian Sisterhood

Indiana University Department of Accounting Newsletter, 2012

Indiana University Department of Accounting Newsletter, 2011

Indiana University Department of Accounting Newsletter, 2010