Given my typical content here, this post may seem off-topic. After all, pointing you to a source for vetted Christian counselors may seem unrelated to nature photography, fiction-writing, or book reviews.

Unless you consider the connection counselors have to human nature, our life stories, and making sense of them.

In recent months, friends have asked me who can help them grapple with their broken hearts, broken relationships, broken lives. My outdated list of therapists did them little good. But at the Collide Ministry’s Mended and Restored Conference last night, I learned that this organization can direct you to a selection of recommended therapists they trust. Click my highlighted links to both Collide’s website and their Wholeness and Counseling page. There you’ll connect with a wealth of information about the counseling process—and the sort of counselor (whether in-person or online) that may be best for you or someone you care about.

For more info on their recommended counselors, write them HERE.


Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to chat with Willow Weston, founder of the Collide ministry. You can hear the full podcast interview below:


This blog is only part of my weekly updates. If you’d like to step inside the writing process with me as I compose my next novel, let me know at On Saturdays you’ll get a few lines about my weekly and cumulative word count, writing insights, and hair-pulling setbacks. The latest posts from this blog will be linked at the bottom of every email.

You won’t find these letters anywhere else online. They’re just for you, and I’d love to send them your way.


A highlight of my week?

This little nugget. 🧡 We hope to bring her home just after Easter, unless she goes to someone in Minnesota first.

What should we name her? She look like a Daisy to you?

When “Maybe” wears fur.



“So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.”

—Matthew 7:17


Daffodil . . . or a sunny face? (See her?)


Thanks for stopping by, friends. So glad you’re here.

Watching Nature, Seeing Life: Through His Creation, God Speaks.

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Love the outdoors? I can take you there. Rural & wild PNW posts and photos from a naturalist, faith writer, and author of three books, including the award-winning novel Sugar Birds. Member of Redbud Writers Guild.

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