“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.” –Rev 21:4 I slipped into my grandpa’s room, Eyes swollen from crying, Fear gripping my heart, Expecting to see a shriveled-up skeleton With sunken eyes filled with despair. Imagine to my surprise, I found Just my grandpa, looking small in the bed, Shriveled up yes, but my, there’s that same sparkle In his eyes, and smile on his lips! “Grandpa,” cried I, “What’s this joy I see? How can youRead More →

Last week, I told you about a time when I was questioning and doubting God, over a petty quibble, in retrospect, and all worked up in a tizzy, praying for answers. When before I prayed, God had already answered with a miracle. Not a big flashy display. God didn’t snap his fingers and straighten out my scoliosis-twisted spine or anything like that. Simply, one moment, a frying pan was right-side-up in my sink and disgusting. The next I looked, it had been turned upside down and was spotless. Such a small “huh,” inducing moment, a change in an everyday situation that I might not haveRead More →

Or, as Adam Graham would’ve titled this, “The Realm Makers After Action Report.” This year, Adam Graham determined to send me to Realm Makers, to keep his promise that it was my turn next time, so he could go next year. After being persuaded he had just enough money on our tight budget squirreled away, I let myself get excited. Made my plans, carefully prepared everything I thought I’d need at the conference, packed a big suitcase with my laptop, professional clothing, night clothing, exercise clothing, my costume party gear, and multiple folders worth of conference materials, including one for taking notes and three to giveRead More →

Excerpt from my testimony on the Helping Hands’ Press Blog. First if you need to catch up and read the first three parts just click and read. Tweets you can share on Twitter are at the end. A concussion stole @andreajgraham’s story and launched the Journey to the #WebSurfer Series as it is today. Journey to #WebSurfer PT2: How God challenged @andreajgraham to rely more on God in the writing process. Journey to #WebSurfer PT3: Eye-opening lessons from an unexpected, challenging answer to #sci-fi author @andreajgraham’s prayer. After God challenged me to write about a character I feared would be too controversial, I wrote aRead More →

Part One: a concussion launched me on the journey to the Web Surfer Series as it is today. Part Two: How God taught me to rely more on God in the writing process on the journey to the Web Surfer Series. Preview of Part Three: The character God challenged me to write about, Elisha Micah Gabrielson, was born with gender-ambiguous genitalia. In his day, the turn of the 22nd century, such children’s original birth certificates always give their gender as “intersexed” and the only treatment option the parents are allowed is surgery to give the child normal female genitalia. Elisha was born to Christian conservativesRead More →