Life is a whirlwind, I recently told a friend. May has arrived and I’m not ready:) I’ve decided  to update the journal here monthly as time gets away from me. Heartfelt thanks to those of you who read my ramblings and comment and/or email in response. You mean more to me than I can say. Since my readers aren’t ‘fans’ but friends, I wanted to let you know of some upcoming changes…

journal may moving day

We’re moving! Due to a snowball of circumstances, it’s time to say goodbye to Washington State and return to Kentucky. Since I’ve been a little girl, it’s been my dream to live and write in a log cabin. Only the Lord could have brought this about. He truly gives us the desires of our hearts. This comes after a couple of years of walking in a valley with many changes and challenges. Here’s a photo of our cabin when I saw it for the first time last fall…

josh panorama cabin best

  After a 6 month pursuit, plenty of prayer, and the expertise of our amazing realtor, we can call it home. It’s especially meaningful since this cabin was originally built by a writer as a writing retreat, something we didn’t know at first. Not only that, it’s on the same road as my great-great grandfather’s farm that my family sold in the ’50s. So it’s truly coming home.

journal may audio

On the book front, those Ballantynes have made the leap from print to audio! It’s always been a dream of mine to listen as well as read Eden and Ellie and Wren’s stories, and now we can. Since I’m not usually an audio listener but have been told by audio fans that it takes a story to a whole different level, I can’t wait to listen! Love’s Reckoning released  in audio format April 30th, Love’s Awakening releases in May and then Love’s Fortune in June. The narrator is the lovely Angela Brazil and you can hear her reading an excerpt here…

Love’s Reckoning Audio Excerpt

A blessed May day to you!