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, Schools in the Middle, and Indy Boomer. 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 a dozen anthologies, including six Chicken Soup for the Soul books: Best Mom Ever, Angels & Miracles, My Very Good Very Bad Cat, Thanks to My Mom, Parenting, and Christian Teenage Soul. 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, and Angel Bumps (to be published in 2017).

In addition, I pen a column called “Now & Then” for Cabin Living magazine. These stories, from generations past and present, portray funny, poignant, special memories of family time spent at the cabin. Plus, I regularly contribute to Cabin Living, Faith & Friends, Avon Magazine, Greenwood Magazine, Center Grove Magazine, Zionsville Magazine, Outreach, and Haven Homes.

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

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

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

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

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: 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: 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: Lordy, Lordy, Look Who Finally Appreciates 40

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