Tick...tick...tick... A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes swept me into a world that somehow made me feel as if I had been simultaneously swept into the past and the future. She brilliantly weaves impoverished archaic communities with enough futuristic tech to remind me that I’m visiting a time many years after terrorist attacks that … Continue reading A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes
I'm so excited to share that Astray has received the B.R.A.G. Medallion! In case you aren't familiar with this award, and you probably aren't, B.R.A.G. stands for Book Readers Appreciation Group. IndieBRAG, LLC is an organization that seeks to find and support talented Indie (self-published) authors. You can find out more about who they are … Continue reading B.R.A.G. Medallion
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! When we sit and think about it we realize we have much to be thankful for (sadly, some of us have to dig deeper than others). Despite all the turmoil that surrounds us, if we're in Christ Jesus, we have peace. I'm not talking about the eternal peace that comes after we die. … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
In 18 days (from August 10-17) I'll be offering 3 signed copies of Astray through Goodreads. Also, for two days (Aug 10 & 11) the ebook will be free on Amazon. Mark your calendars if you're interested in free copies! Goodreads Book Giveaway Astray by J F Rogers Giveaway ends August 17, 2016.See the giveaway … Continue reading Goodreads Giveaway
We prayed and prayed and prayed some more before leaving for Guatemala. Each step of the way we never received a clear yes or no. But, we felt like we should go. When it came time to pay for tickets, we still had no definitive answer, so we moved forward as if it were a … Continue reading Guatemala Mission Trip Part II: God’s Calling
Today is the 4th of July. I returned home from a third world country on Tuesday night. What I saw there made me realize just how blessed we are on my home soil in the United States. In Guatemala, properties are walled. Barbed wire and/or glass shards line the top. Windows are barred. Guards armed with … Continue reading Independence Day
The night before our flight to Guatemala we brought our bags to church and our cat (Molly) to a friend’s house. She complained most of the way. My daughter held her carrier in her lap, occasionally giving her treats, which made her happy…for a moment. As we traveled in this manner, attempting to console Molly, … Continue reading Guatemala Mission Trip Part 1: The “Molly Metaphor”