Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kristy Dykes—With the Lord

I'm grieving today for the Dykes family who has lost a wife, mother, and grandmother, and for the Christian writing community, at the passing of a wonderful romance writer, Kristy Dykes.

I "met" Kristy several years ago when I was privileged to proofread or copy edit her books. The last one I copy edited was a part of Barbour's Kiss the Bride novella collection. I met her in person very briefly at one of the ACFW conferences. Eight months ago Kristy was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given six months to live. I've followed her story the last few months on her blog, Christian Love Stories. Lately, Milton, her husband, has been posting for her, and we've been able to follow this journey in detail. Kristy loved the Lord passionately and that love spilled over to Milton, their two daughters, Julie and Jennifer, and their grandchildren. Her passion for life and love for people fueled her ministries. We will miss Kristy, but she is now rejoicing with her Savior and other loved ones in heaven today.

If you haven't been following Kristy's story, do check out her blog. And if you haven't read her books, check out her page on Barbour's Web site. You can also find her books on sale here. You will be blessed by her testimony that always pointed others to Christ.

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