Morris’ began blogging to keep people informed of Jasmine’s progress when she was hospitalized. After she went to be with the Lord, he continued to blog, and the contents of the blogs resulted in writing the memoir, What Now, God? He continues to write, drawing from his experiences as a counselor, pastor, chaplain, and one who suffered a profound loss, to impart hope and encouragement to those who are seeking a closer walk with God.

When not speaking, counseling, or writing, he enjoys being Dad to his son and daughter and Papa to his five granddaughters.

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Shelley’s Petals will keep you on the edge of your seat! Along with Shelley’s Story, Morris’ engaging and relatable style masterfully weaves the themes of restoration, redemption, and reconciliation into the characters and their stories while also highlighting spiritual truths of God’s unconditional love, forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Speaking as a licensed professional counselor and survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), this series is life-changing for survivors by validating their own pain from CSA. It is accurate in wording, descriptions, and behaviors for all involved. God will invite you on a transformational healing journey to bring deeply profound revelation, hope, and peace to your soul.

For those in a helping profession, this series is a powerful tool to guide individuals through self-reflection and bring words to previously untold stories. Survivors will have the opportunity to find their voice again as they relate to the characters and details in Morris’ intentional and Holy Spirit-led storytelling!

— Jessalea Anschultz, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse


Shelley’s story takes us on a gut-wrenching journey through dark family secrets that only come to light after tragedy strikes. As truth emerges, sin creates ripples of hopelessness, brokenness, and destroyed relationships. But God. Wise Pastor K ministers to each individual, and God changes hearts to be able to forgive the seemingly unforgivable, creating ripples of hope, healing, and restoration. A must read for victims of abuse, pastors, and counselors. — Susan Dollyhigh, contributing author for I Believe in Heaven, Chicken Soup for the Soul


“Sometimes, you just gotta be human.” Those words were spoken by an ER doctor who broke COVID protocol and allowed Morris to visit his wife, Jasmine, while she was in isolation.

This book is about being human amid a crisis. Morris shares his pain and struggles on his journey through Jasmine’s hospitalization and untimely death. Rising from the loss emerged a soul transformed by experiencing God—His sovereignty, compassion, faithfulness, mercy, grace, and love—leaving him with life lessons to move forward. He invites you to join him on this journey so you, too, can rise from your pain of loss and live again.


Guest Authors

Kelly Mack McCoy

Kelly was a truck driver with a lifelong passion to be a writer. He said, “I had it in my heart to become a writer from an early age, yet I never pursued writing as a career. Why? Henry Ford said, ‘Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you are right.’ I didn’t think I could. Therefore, I didn’t. Growing up, I never thought I’d amount to much at all. I come from a rough background—not a lot of money, not a lot of education. But somehow, the dream lived on.” His books draw from his life experience as a truck driver and a follower of Jesus Christ. Click below to go to Kelly’s author page.

Kelly Mack McCoy’s Author Page

Mikiah Sanderson

Still a college student, Mikiah (Mah-kye-ah) is a prolific writer, pursuing her degree in English. Her faith in Jesus Christ is the most important thing to her and she hopes her writing will be a means to share the truth through story form with others. She loves reading, mainly Christian Fantasy and Historical Mysteries. Her other interests are allergy-friendly baking and spending time with her friends and family. She currently lives in North Texas with her wonderful family. Click below to purchase Mikiah’s books.

Sherilyn Neudauer

Now a published author, Sherilyn developed a passion for writing in her youth. She is a Christian who loves the Lord and serving the needs of others. Sherilyn’s book is inspired from her personal life story and faith journey. Her writing is spiritual, uplifting, inspirational, and serves as a tool for drawing hearts closer to God to further advance His Kingdom. Apart from writing, Sherilyn is also pursuing a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to become a licensed therapist. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Psychology. In her free time, Sherilyn indulges in various artistic pursuits, such as creating artisan soap, drawing, playing the violin, and studying other languages. She also enjoys volunteering and spending quality time with her loved ones.

Sherilyn Neudauer’s Daily Devotional: Drawing Closer to God