Hello New Year!

I love the start of a new year: a fresh page! A clean slate! Oh, the possibilities! I always make several new year’s resolutions, and sometimes I even manage to keep them. This year I don’t have resolutions per se, but I do have one or two major areas I plan to focus on. That feeling of newness...

Gifts for Giving

As I write, it’s 80 degrees and sunny here in Florida. It will be my first Christmas ever without the cold and snow, which is really strange (nice, but strange!). It’s been hard to even realize that it is December, since every day just feels like summer. But Christmas it is, and it’s...

An Unexpected Good-Bye

Barbara Curtis, one of Servant’s newest authors, died suddenly last week of a hemorrhagic stroke. She was only 62, and her death was a shock. I was just getting to know Barbara as we worked back and forth on her manuscript. In the few conversations we had over the phone, I sensed her energy, her...

On a Mission: Catholic Authors and Publishers

The publishing industry was stable and predictable for many years—today it is filled with uncertainty and challenges that impact authors and publishers alike. In the Catholic world, beyond mere profit, both publishers and authors continue to seek ways to use media to serve the Church and reach a needy...

Thick or Thin?

Forgiveness is one of those things that is so much easier to talk about than to do. In my own life, as a young wife and mother, even though I loved God and wanted to extend his grace to others, often little irritations or slights occurred (I felt excluded; I didn’t feel appreciated; someone else took...

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