Monday, March 28, 2016


by Andrea Renee Cox

Yesterday was Resurrection Day, so of course I was thinking about how Jesus took my place up on the cross. It's a very difficult thing to face, that Someone would choose to take on my sin and suffer an excruciating death in my place. But when I think about how innocent He was... and how imperfect I am... Words cannot properly express how much that sacrifice blows my mind and whispers oceans of peace into my heart.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Be My Guest: Kim Vogel Sawyer

by Andrea Renee Cox

Have you ever wondered how much pain the human heart can take? My author-friend Kim Vogel Sawyer recently explored this very question when writing her latest novel. I hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at Room for Hope.

An Unselfish Choice
by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Every June, The Hubs and I attend a Sawyer Family Reunion. It’s a great time of catching up, laughing, eating (of course), and otherwise enjoying ourselves. Two summers ago, one of The Hubs’ aunts (the one who set us up on a blind date in 1983...but that’s another story for another day) brought along a box of photographs and a print-out of family history which she shared with all of us.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Fitting Things In

by Andrea Renee Cox

There are various seasons of life. Birth, death, school years, retirement. Sadness, joy, busyness, relaxation, illness, good health. It seems like we’re in constant motion among many of these different phases of life.

Right now I find myself in a particularly busy season, and managing my calendar might just be my most challenging job during this time. Between my work as a tutor of middle school students and that of copyediting other authors’ novels, there is little space left for the things pressing on my heart.

What are those things, you ask?

Monday, March 7, 2016


by Andrea Renee Cox

Hey, y'all! It's late on Sunday night as I'm typing this, and I just hit "send" on a copyedit job. So, since I've been on a deadline, I have a mega-short article for you today.

My current memory verse has helped me find some focus when I was distracted during the last few weeks. Will it do the same for you?