Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Teenagers

Hello Friends,

Tomorrow, you will have the opportunity to read about one of my past books, titles Gaining Love. The book is about a girl who gave her God (and her mother) quite a run for their money during her teenage years; however this book is about God's redemption and blessing of love.

It was alot of fun to write. . .kind of hard too as it also deals with needing to lose weight and needing to stop using credit cards. UGH! Talk about some tough subjects. But still, it was fun to watch the mian character, Zoey, become the woman God had called her to be.

I'm curious about how many of you have teenagers or have had them in the past. They're a wonderful crew of people. I love my teenagers. I better. I have three of them. All girls. I deserve some kind of medal! :)

Seriously though, teenagers are going through a lot of "stuff." It's really hard for them to stay true to their faith because innately their flesh screams that they know what is best. Independence is beckoning. Emotions are raging. The body is blossoming. And more than anything they want to do what they want to do.

No doubt about it. The word teenager equates challenge. I'm blessed to have wonderful daughters. They are "good" girls who have professed their faith in God. Don't misunderstand my last sentence. They are not perfect girls. They are very much trying to figure out what this world holds for them. I pray every day that their greatest desire will be Christ. Sometimes, I see that. Sometimes, I pray a little extra that day. Thankfully, God's got them. . .all three of them. :)

Brooke, Haley, and me at a friend's wedding shower

Me, Brooke, Hayley, and Allie in Myrtle Beach

Me and Allie before going to see Eclipse. We are Team Edward all the way! :)

All three silly girls at the Hard Rock Cafe in Myrtle Beach.

Tell us about your teenagers!


  1. What beautiful girls! And beautiful mama too!

    I have two teens, a daughter and a son, and each has brought their own challenges, but each has brought so much love and fun and perspective to our family.

  2. Thanks, Erica! Teenagers are fun. :)