I’d love to chat with you about how I can meet your writing and editing needs through my business, Refine Services, LLC.

Some services I provide:

  • Editing services (Copy editing, line editing, and proofreading)
  • Article and blog writing
  • Web content and copy writing


For more information, visit my website at RefineServices.com.


Below you’ll find links to my published writing:

(Click titles to visit each link; affiliate links have been used on book links below)



A Place to Land: A Story of Longing and Belonging

Letters to Grief

Influence: Building a Platform that Elevates Jesus (Not Me)

Start-Up Guide for Online Christian Writers

Craving Connection: 30 Challenges for Real-Life Engagement (contributor)

Five Minute Friday (contributor)


Podcast Interviews:

14 Baby Steps to Breakthrough in Your Writing Life, Podcast Interview, FlourishWriters, 22 October 2021

Telling Your Story, Podcast Interview, The Martha + Mary Show, 15 September 2021

Podcast Interview, The Lydia Project, 30 July 2021

Overcoming the Obstacle of Different Backgrounds in Your Marriage, Podcast Interview, Growing Home Together, 13 April 2021

Letters to Grief, Podcast Interview, The Brave Podcast, 8 July 2020

How to Overcome Fear and Comparison, Christian Publishing Show, 2 June 2020

Podcast Interview with Erica Welch, By Her Shelf, 27 August 2019

A Christian’s Struggle with Building a Platform, Podcast Interview, Pastor Writer Podcast, 21 January 2019

Podcast Interview with Becky L. McCoySucker Punched, 11 October 2018

Podcast Interview with Alana Dawson, Mom Wants More Summer Book Club, 15 June 2018

Podcast Interview on Finding Joy with Lauren Gaskill, 9 April 2018

Podcast Interview on Lighten Up with Melanie Dale, Unexpected.org, 6 March 2018

Podcast Interview with Holly Barrett, Living a Redeemed Life, 3 June 2016





20 Awesome Christian Women to Follow on Social MediaiBelieve.com, 3 January 2018

How to Cultivate the Connection You Crave, iBelieve.com, 31 January 2017

How to Enjoy the Blessing of Sabbath Rest, iBelieve.com, 19 December 2016

6 Tips for Facing the Holidays After a Loss, iBelieve.com, 21 November 2016

3 Reasons Why I Don’t Show My Kids Their Report Cards, iBelieve.com, 29 August 2016

3 Important Things to Do When You’re Angry at God, iBelieve.com, 15 August 2016

How to Cultivate Patience in a World of Instant Gratification, iBelieve.com, 5 July 2016

How to Defeat Racism: Relationships and Jesus, iBelieve.com, 9 June 2016

How to See God’s Power When You are So WeakiBelieve.com, 29 February 2016

When “Happy New Year” is Just Not EnoughiBelieve.com, 4 January 2016

How to Help Your Kids Cope with Change: 7 Helpful Tips, iBelieve.com, 3 November 2015

6 Ways to Be Brave for God, iBelieve.com, 9 September 2015

The Powerful Thing that Happens When You Say Yes, iBelieve.com, 2 September 2015

5 Essential Back to School Prayers for Your Children, iBelieve.com, 12 August 2015

8 Ways Your Husband is Silently Showing You Love, iBelieve.com, 10 July 2015

The Best Marriage Advice I Ever Received, iBelieve.com, 23 April 2015

How Living with Less has Brought Me More Freedom, iBelieve.com, 24 March 2015

6 Truths to Cling to When Life is Uncertain, iBelieve.com, 4 March 2015

The 5 Words I Say to My Kids Every Day, iBelieve.com, 21 February 2015

Why I’m Grieving for Someone I’ve Never Met, iBelieve.com, 3 February 2015

Thanksgiving’s Greatest Enemy, iBelieve.com, 25 November 2014

How to Defeat Fear through Faith, iBelieve.com, 25 November 2014

What Are Your Dating Dealbreakers?, iBelieve.com, 29 September 2014

I Married a Black Man, and I’m #GoingThere, iBelieve.com, 20 August 2014

What I Learned at Swimming Lessons, iBelieve.com, 21 May 2014

When We Don’t Use Our Gifts, iBelieve.com, 21 February 2014

Moments from a Mixed Race Marriage, iBelieve.com, 24 January 2014 (previously published in Radiant Magazine)

How Christian Parents are Missing the Point, iBelieve.com, 16 January 2014

When Cancer Comes, iBelieve.com, 11 November 2013

Delayed Gratification, iBelieve.com, 12 September 2013

Giving More Without Spending More, iBelieve.com, 23 July 2013 (also featured on Crosswalk.com, 23 July 2013)

Reconciliation, iBelieve, 27 June 2013

Trusting God with our Children, iBelieve.com, 29 May 2013

Lean on Him, iBelieve.com, 16 May 2013 (also featured on Crosswalk.com)

Planting Sweets, iBelieve.com, 26 April 2013

Blog entries, iBelieve.com


Start Marriage Right




5 Ways to Support Your Grieving SpouseStart Marriage Right, 11 June 2018

The Cultural Conundrum of Bed SheetsStart Marriage Right, 30 March 2018

How to Plan a Marriage Enrichment RetreatStart Marriage Right, 10 February 2017

Why Pre-Marital Counseling is Not Enough, Start Marriage Right, 21 July 2016

Replacing Negativity with Grace, Start Marriage Right, 5 June 2014

Why it’s Worth it to Hold Your Tongue, Start Marriage Right, 17 July 2013 (also featured on KirkCameron.com, 20 July 2013)

When it’s Time to Leave the Nest, Start Marriage Right, 30 April 2013

Extreme Makeover, Start Marriage Right, 28 March 2013

The Impact of a Godly Example, Start Marriage Right, 27 February 2013

How to Make Marriage Across Cultures Work, Start Marriage Right, 17 January 2013 (also featured on KirkCameron.com, 4 June 2013)





When Friendships Go Above and Beyond, (in)courage, 3 April 2015

When You Forget to Look Up, (in)courage, 4 November 2014

Wrinkle-free, (in)courage, 18 June 2013

Perfected, (in)courage, 14 March 2013

Pleasing People, (In)courage, 9 August 2012



Off the Page:

Love from Behind a Gate, Off the Page, 13 January 2017

The Effects of Grief During the Holidays, Off the Page, 15 December 2016

Where is Home?, Off the Page, 4 October 2016

Disliking the Need for Money, Off the Page, 26 August 2016

Russell Moore Responds to Donald Trump, Off the Page, 2 June 2016



Ungrind Webzine:

When God Gives You ChangeUngrind, 15 January 2016

When Love Looks Like Toilet Paper, Ungrind, 10 February 2015

13 Ways to Encourage Christian Missionaries, Ungrind, 25 September 2014

A Promise in Pieces: A Review, Ungrind, 14 April 2014

Surprised by Motherhood: A Review, Ungrind, 29 March 2014

The Voices We Hear, Ungrind, 7 January 2014

Seekers of the Lost Boy: A Review, Ungrind, 19 November 2013

Out of the Pit, Ungrind, 18 July 2013

The Kingdom of Comfort, Ungrind, 24 June 2013

The Path to Life, Ungrind, 10 December 2012

Living Community, Ungrind, 7 December 2012

Christmas Favorites: Eric Schrotenboer’s ‘Bethlehem’, Ungrind, 3 December 2012

God of Tradition, Ungrind, 1 December 2012

Overnight Biceps, Ungrind, 29 November 2012

Sundae Theology, Ungrind, 24 November 2012

Bloom Where You’re Planted, Ungrind, 30 September 2012

Porch Swing Patience, Ungrind, 20 August 2012

Perspective, Ungrind, 5 August 2012

Loss Observed, Ungrind, 27 June 2012

A Whole New Wardrobe, Ungrind, 28 May 2012

Heading Home, Ungrind, 17 April 2012

Ad(ele)oration, Ungrind, 29 February 2012


Radiant Magazine: 

The Adoption Conversation, Radiant Magazine, January/February 2013 issue, pp. 21-23

Living in Fear, Radiant Magazine, January/February 2013 issue, pp. 25-28

A Season for Tradition, Radiant Magazine, November/December 2012 issue, p. 43

Looking in the Mirror, Radiant Magazine, November/December 2012 issue, pp. 19-22

Moments from a Mixed Race Marriage, Radiant Magazine, September/October 2012 issue, pp. 22-24


Thriving Family:

Summer calendar: Zimbabwe and South Africa, Thriving Family Magazine, Summer 2013

Not (Just) About Me: Ideas for encouraging a spirit of giving, Thriving Family Magazine, December 2012 issue, p. 33



Biblical Self-Esteem, Crosswalk.com, 2 July 2013

Lean on Him, Crosswalk.com


Other publications:

The Power of PresenceThe Open Door Sisterhood, 7 March 2018

Lord Willing, Deeper Waters, 17 March 2017

How to Satisfy Your Craving for ConnectionDaySpring, 24 February 2017

I Had Fallen Out of Love, Breathe Writers Conference blog, 12 December 2016

Interview: A Word Sister in Christ, Maryandering Creatively, 3 October 2016

When the Sore Memories Encroach, Mudroom Blog, 22 September 2016

20 Christian Websites Accepting Writing Submissions from Women, Beyond Your Blog, 19 July 2016

If You’re Starting the Week Completely Empty, Here’s the Good News, Lisa-Jo Baker, 27 June 2016

Dwelling Richly: An Interview Series on Studying the Bible, Brown Sugar Toast, 8 June 2016

Can Platform Building Hold Hands with Christianity? Breathe Writers Conference blog, 18 May 2016

Out of the Mouths of Babes, The Laundry Moms, 22 September 2015

Home is Where Love is Found, Emily Wierenga, 17 August 2015

The Reason We’re All A Little Bit Homesick, Emily Wierenga, 22 August 2014

When You’re Going Through a Deep, Dark Valley, I Love Devotionals, 21 August 2014

Submerged, The High Calling, 3 July 2014

Why Did I Say “Yes”?, The High Calling, 21 April 2014

Why a Mom of Three Compares My Book to Multi-Layered Cake and Includes a Shrek Reference, Lisa-Jo Baker, 25 March 2014

Four Days to Sculpt a Masterpiece, We Said Go Travel, 20 February 2014

Your Pain has a Purpose, Devotional Diva, 28 January 2014

Heading Home, Velvet Ashes, 28 January 2014

Greeting cards, Warner Press

Competence in Ministry, Just Between Us Magazine, Summer 2013, p. 34

How to Handle Sorrow, I Love Devotionals, 2 May 2013

Comparing Yourself to Her: Book Review, Faith Village, 7 January 2013

Bees in My Mailbox, Young Disciple Magazine, Issue 21, Number 40

Look Up, MOPS website, 7 September 2012

PK Trouble, MomsNext e-Newsletter, March 2012