Terri lives in a mountain home in Garden Valley with her husband Dale and two big dogs. After raising three children and retiring as an English teacher, she now is a national speaker and Bible study leader for women’s groups. She is also a successful writer of articles, devotions, retreats, and church programs. Her first historical romance, For the Love of Family is the first of a three book series called In a Land So Strange. When she is not writing or kayaking down the MiddleFork of the Payette River, she is completing jigsaw puzzles or spending time with her grandchildren who fill her heart.

  • Monday Meditations

    Simply Uncomplicated

    For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:17–18 ESV) There’s a common adage taught to speakers, writers, and teachers when they’re trying to instill a new concept. You’ve probably heard, “Keep It Simple Stupid,” or KISS. There’s some biblical credence to this philosophy in 1 Corinthians 1:17-18. Paul did not speak with flowery, educated terms, but let the Holy…