I was once a member of The Circle, driven by the love of Elyon and drinking deep of the waters of Justin. Now, I have been awakened to the fact that I am a Mortal. I am very much alive and the Sovereign rules my my life. Never did I imagine that I could ever love a book as I did Books of History Chronicles...I have now experienced it. Ted and Tosca are a force to behold. May the Books of Mortals series live long. (My blurb on

FORBIDDEN by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee is the latest book to rock my world. With Ted's epic storytelling and stories overflowing with love and Tosca's beautiful and intricate language, they are a force to be reckoned with. 

Join Rom as he flees the city guards and acquires a mysterious vial of blood marked with a name that members of The Circle will recognize at once. Rom has a task to awaken the world just as Thomas had the task of saving two worlds. This is a book that you will read all in one sitting because there is no way you can put it down. 

Join me and thousands of other readers in our journey to become alive; become mortal and learn what love truly is. Buy FORBIDDEN by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee on September 13th. Then, next year be sure to pick up MORTAL in June and SOVEREIGN in October.

Read some of Ted's thoughts here and here
Read my initial thoughts here.
Read about some awesome opportunities surrounding The Books of Mortals here.

Posted by Jane | at 8/15/2011 04:35:00 PM | 0 comments

Giving and Receiving

Last night, I watched the movie The Adjustment Bureau.

Despite not being a theologically sound movie, I did take away a thought that has stuck in my mind. From this movie, I learned that we must give everything we have to get everything He has for us. While this thought seems nice, I considered the fact that someone had said something like it before and I was just now bringing it to mind so I Googled it.

One of the results I obtained was for 1 Peter 1:3 which says

By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.

By coming to know him and by choosing to follow him, we are giving up everything (or at least we should be) and through this, he gives us everything we need to live a life that he wants us to live.

That is what we should strive for: to give up everything to our Creator. In this, we will become a pinprick of light in this darkest of places.

Posted by Jane | at 8/14/2011 01:40:00 PM | 0 comments

FORBIDDEN Opportuniies

Earlier this year, I shared my initial thoughts of FORBIDDEN by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee. Well, it is getting very close to being officially released in stores and there are some seriously awesome things going on with The Books of Mortals series.

Please check out to read an exclusive prequel to FORBIDDEN called THE KEEPER. (My personal quote is also on the page!) You can also sign the Book of Mortals and enter to win a trip to the setting of the series, Rome. To all who have ears to hear, you must listen to this message. Most of you are dead, and you must live!

Posted by Jane | at 8/13/2011 02:06:00 PM | 0 comments

Warroad: Seven years, one mission.

This year's group to Warroad.
Last Friday, I returned from a week in Warroad, MN. I have gone to Warroad during the first week in August for seven years now, and each year has provided different insights and memories. This year was different, though. Before we went, I was informed that this was our last year as a group.

Before we went and during the trip, I kept praying and hoping that I would become at peace with the decision. I asked God for peace at the fact that the youth group I grew up in would not be returning to Warroad for another 
mission trip. I believe God has granted 
me that peace--but I do not believe that
my work in Warroad is complete. 

I also have been praying for God’s guidance in further trips/visits (or lack thereof) to Warroad. At this point, I believe the answer is “wait and see” but I have no doubt that there are great things working through every person associated with this mission.

There are so many memories to go with the seven years we’ve had...from Wynter jumping out of Gil’s truck screaming “DAVEY!” the first day of our first trip to me sobbing from Warroad to Baudette. All the fun memories--throwing people in the pool, sitting around the campfire, and, most recently, shaving cream and spoons--will never be forgotten. Neither will the serious memories of devotions, the Gospel in the stars, late night tent talks, and Bible studies with Andy.

It is difficult to write about seven years in just a few hundred words--I’m not sure I will ever be able to put it into words. I just have to say that I am so thankful for Davey, Kris, Ashton, Barb, Martha, Carol, Lawrence, Kathy, Kristi, and so many others from well as Gil (who started it all), Margaret, Kenny, Dawn, Craig, Carol, Paul, Ray and Eleanor. Most of all, I thank God for every child we have ever come into contact with and every adult who’s life we have made easier because of God’s work through us.

I cannot imagine my life without Warroad and I cannot imagine never returning. I hope that there are other youth who have been up there who feel like Warroad has made an impact on their life, because I can guarantee that they’ve made an impact on Warroad.

I wrote a song pertaining to this--check it out. If you ever want to know more about my trips to Warroad, I'd love to answer any questions you have by email. 

Posted by Jane | at 8/07/2011 07:32:00 PM | 0 comments