Updated: Feb 18, 2019
The hard work of preparing and producing the first novel, "Gather Rosebuds While You May" in the "Souls of Roses" series has culminated in the first "bud" blossoming; a score of printed books arrived on my doorstep cloaked in an unobtrusive cardboard box. When I first opened the box filled with a work of the heart, bathed in prayer and born of grace, I cried. And then, I laughed. What a journey it's been.
Dear Reader, you have been much on my heart as I wrote this book. If you are inclined to read "Gather Rosebuds", I fervently hope that when you've read the story and close the back cover of the book, it will be with a greater assurance that God treasures you. Not collectively, impersonally or distantly, ah...no. His gorgeous, valiant heart sees you as His Beloved, the everlasting object of His constant attention and devotion.
"I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with loving devotion."
-- Jeremiah 31:3