Producing Fruit That Will Last
Hi Friends!
I pray you are doing well. I’ve had the scripture on my mind today
from the book of John.

I mentioned it to my son through a text while he is serving on inner-city missions for several weeks. I wanted to show him the produce from the garden he planted before he left. It has started to come in now, and he’s kind of missing the fruit of his labors.

But… I reminded him that he is laboring to produce fruit that will last into eternity.

(Below are a few pics from this morning. I made some okra in the oven with this simple recipe that turned out well.)

We all are planters in one way or another. We don’t always get to see the results of what we plant. We have to do our best to plant God’s ways into those around us. Our seeds should include the Word of God and the fruits of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.

(Not easy, except for God’s help!)

I was given this book last year by a friend in my small group. It’s small but powerful, and I’m reading and praying through it again.

When we release our kids into the world as adults, it’s hard. These prayers have been so peace-giving to me, I thought I’d pass along the book recommendation!

As you know my latest novel Holding On to Hope is a destination wedding novel. (Get your copy here)

The fun fact is that my daughter ended up having her own destination wedding in May. We are very happy for her!

Here’s a pic!

I’m starting research for my next novel set on Dauphin Island again now that the wedding and reception are over. I’d love your prayers for my writing, my daughter’s new marriage, and for my son while he is doing his mission work in cities around the US for the next several weeks. May we all produce fruit that will last for the Lord!

How can I pray for you today?

Blessings in Him,


PS Here’s a link for the latest contest