Tuesday, April 8, 2014

This Sunday on Ancient Faith Today!

We'll be talking about the book and other parenting topics...  
Wish me luck, and call in with some questions!

Monday, April 7, 2014

April is Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness Month

April is National Organ & Tissue Donor Awareness Month!

Our gratitude for Mariana's good health compels us to ask you to register.

I know that people have a lot of worries about becoming organ donors, but we must always allow love to overcome fear.  Millions of people await transplants, for themselves and for their loved ones.  We can save lives on our way out of this world.  Please register today.

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. (John 15:13)

Sunday, February 16, 2014


I searched my name last night on Amazon.com and guess what?  In God's Hands is for sale as an ebook!  I know that a lot of my friends rely on the text-to-voice ebooks, and they'll be happy to hear that they can ingest the book without ever having to touch paper!

If you're an amazon fan, here's my official Amazon Author Page --

Monday, January 27, 2014

Interview on Ex Libris!

Bobby Maddex was kind enough to interview me for his Ancient Faith podcast, Ex Libris

It was a great conversation about In God's Hands -- we talked about Luka and Mariana, and why I was writing a blog in the first place, and how and why we turned that blog into a book. 

I'm so happy to get the word out, as I want people to know that this book exists, in case they find someone sitting in a dark place who needs some company.

If you listen closely, you'll probably notice that I'm talking fast. That's my usual pace, when I'm not consciously trying to slow down...

You'll find the interview archived on Ancient Faith Radio:http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/...

Thanks, Bobby!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book in Hand!

The Mariana blog is a BOOK.  A real book that you can hold in your hands.  Imagine that!

(This is Vasi holding the book.  I tried to get a photo of Mariana reading the book, which would be awesome, but she was characteristically uncooperative.  Someday I'll post a sweet photo of Mariana reading the book.  Not today.)

Today we received our copies, and they are beautiful!  How wonderful to see the book in print, ready to order in time for Christmas!

If you'd like a copy, they're available at the Ancient Faith Publishing store. 

Thank you for all of your support and love throughout this journey.  I'm so excited to see this book in print, and I hope that someone somewhere will find it useful!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Release Date & Cover Art!

How exciting!  We finally have a release date and cover art for the book!

In God's Hands:  A mother's journey through her infant's critical illness will be released by Ancient Faith Publishing (formerly Conciliar Press) on December 16, 2013.  It should be available for pre-order before that date at store.ancientfaith.com.

On the back page, they've placed the pre-op photo of Mariana looking as yellow as a school bus right next to an adorable photo of her as a healthy toddler...

The girls are suggesting that any copies I autograph should also be graced by Mariana's own signature (currently a wobbly M) as it's her book too.  :)