Why You Need a Tribe ~ Waterfalls Book Release!

Why You Need a Tribe


Rebekah DeVall. The fastest writer in the west. Challenge the girl to a writing duel and watch her nimble fingers race across the keyboard. Her quick reflexes are fueled by a brain zapped with enough creative power for her to publish multiple books in a year.

I was chatting with Bekah when Waterfalls was just a twinkle in her eye–and that embryonic beginning folks, was NOT that long ago. She told me about this new burden of hers that the Lord placed upon her heart. She felt the call to light the way for missionary kids in transition either coming or going from the mission field. Kids like her who were scared, confused, lost, and couldn’t see their Savior in the dark.

She told me there was not one resource out there to guide these kids. So, I think I said something mama-like. Told her to get to what the Lord wanted her to do and to NOT STOP until He said so. I told her to keep me posted. So, I prayed that day and the girl typed like mad. The woman wrote her book, I kid you not, IN A DAY (give or take some hours here and there). I had to pick myself off my carpeted floor. Now, THAT was a total God thing. Don’t recall my buddy ever writing that fast. It was SO MUCH FUN to watch the Lord work through this shy-but-not-shy, super-tough, little friend of mine. It gave me encouragement and hope for my own writing.

I am so grateful and thankful the Lord put me in a tribe with Bekah. I love my support group of ladies! They’re all mega-talented and wonderful each in their individual ways. LOVE and HUGS, Bekah! xoxo!


What in the blue universe is this tribe I speak of? You may be asking: What is it? and do I need one? Well, hang tight! I have Bekah here to explain exactly everything you need to know. Take it away, buddy!

As a daughter of missionaries, Rebekah DeVall spent her childhood in the tropical rainforests and mountain regions of Bolivia, South America. Easily relating to many cultures, she writes stories that span cross-cultural journeys – between capabilities {When Your Melody Fades}, classes {Aveza of the Ercanhelm}, and life vs. death {Death’s Mirror}.
Recently returned stateside, Rebekah is still searching for God’s will for her life, whether it be fiction or nonfiction, food services or prison ministries, in Bolivia or the U.S.A… there’s no place she wouldn’t go if the Lord sends her there.



Believe it or not, I’m not talking about this:

{although it fits}

I’m not suggesting we all apply matching war paint and do a rain dance in the woods {although face it, that would be fun.}

I’m here to talk about friends, friendship, and why exactly I call my girls a tribe.

What is a Tribe?

Definition of tribe

1a: a social group comprising numerous families, clans, or generations together with slaves, dependents, or adopted strangers

b: a political division of the Roman people originally representing one of the three original tribes of ancient Rome


2: a group of persons having a common character, occupation, or interest

3: a category of taxonomic classification ranking below a subfamilyalso : a natural group irrespective of taxonomic rankthe cat tribethe rose tribe

By extension, a tribe would be:

  1. A social group
  2. Made up of more than one family, clan or generation
  3. A political division?

4. A group (1) of persons (2) having a common character, occupation, or interest (3).

Who is my tribe?

My tribe of girls is a beautiful group of thirty-something. Mostly Christian ladies, mostly spec-fic writers, although several of us branch out into all kinds of genres.

These ladies have had my back through all the ups and downs of furlough prep, down to the last minute before boarding the plane. These ladies were the ones I messaged at the crack of dawn when we reached Miami. I actually got to visit one of them back in February!

Your tribe is going to be different than mine! Yours may actually all be physically nearby. {Mine are spread from Maine to Michigan, Arizona to Australia.} Yours may not be writers. Yours may not all be Christians, for all I know!

The important thing is that you need a tribe.

Why do I need a tribe?

1. Support

A tribe will be there when no one else is. Jesus’ twelve disciples were with Him practically non-stop for those 3.5 years of ministry. Daniel’s three friends prayed with him through some pretty nasty times.

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. – Proverbs 17:17

2. Sarcasm

Because face it, what are friends without sarcasm?

3. Introspection

The best kinds of friends will tell you when you’re doing something wrong… and they’ll stick around to make sure you fix it.

4. Potential

You will never reach your full potential alone.

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. – Ecclesiastes 4:9

So here’s my challenge for you today. Reach out to your closest buddy, and just tell them thank you for being a part of your tribe.

Oh, and check out my book! We’re in the middle of the blog tour now, with big plans for a giveaway at the end of the week! So if you love li’l books, paperbacks and giveaways, come check out the Facebook launch party, jointly hosted by our own Mamma Tammy!

Until next time,



You can purchase your copy at Barnes and Noble or Amazon

~~More info on Waterfalls~~


Life changes can be terrifying. Like standing under a waterfall, they’re overpowering, anxiety-filled, and dreadful.

The anticipation is often the worst.

For example, imagine Esther, moments before opening the door and stepping into the king’s chamber – breaking the law – to save her people.

Picture Daniel, begging for a chance to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s dream – at the risk of his own life.

Imagine Jesus, pleading, ““O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”

As a missionary kid re-entering the U.S., Rebekah DeVall is very familiar with the changes of life.







To get in touch with Bekah, you can reach her on all her social media outlets:

On her blog, Flash Flood Typist



Travel with Bekah from blog to blog! Here’s the schedule this week…

Sunday, June 30:
Rebekah DeVall: Blog Tour Kickoff
Tammy Lash: Why You Need a Tribe

Monday, July 1:
Tammy Lash: God’s Plans are Bigger

Tuesday, July 2:
Tammy Lash
Cherise Taylor

Wednesday, July 3:
Rachel Rossano: Big Things Come in Small Packages
Faith Blum: Big Things Come in Small Packages, Waterfalls and Wings, Fear, Imposter Syndrome and How to Conquer Both

Thursday, July 4:
Rachel Rossano: God’s Plans are Bigger

Friday, July 5:
Booksbysr: God’s Plans are Bigger

Saturday, July 6:
Rachel Rossano: Waterfalls and Wings
Booksbybysr: Interview
Windy Darlington: Interview





Thanks for stopping by and please, before you go…

…don’t forget to join the party!

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