It Ain’t Over

Yesterday was a rather fun day in Boston sports. If you’re in a tough season of life right now and are afraid that dashed hopes and disappointment are your new daily reality, click over to the Boston Globe and read about last night’s last-minute wins by the Patriots (touchdown pass with 5 seconds left) and […]

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Book Recommendation: How to Love

I saw How to Love: A Novel at NEIBA13 last week, and something about the cover just grabbed my attention. The story inside more than delivered, keeping me up past midnight as I raced through the pages. Reena is a girl in love with a boy named Sawyer, and the book alternates chapters between before and after […]

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A Question for the Weekend

A quote I’m thinking about this morning: “I feel that if I believe for a lot and get even half of it, I am better off than I would be to believe for nothing and get all of nothing.” – Joyce Meyer Agree? Disagree? Think there’s more to it than this? Something fun to ponder […]

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Overcoming Narcissism to Get the Job Done

(Note on the genesis of this post: I was working on a guest blog for another site about going after goals that feel out of reach. The post below seemed like a bit much to unleash on an unknown audience, but I want to remember thinking about this, and I don’t think I’m the only […]

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Third Time’s A Charm: NEIBA13

Yesterday was my third annual trip to NEIBA, the New England Independent Booksellers Association annual trade show. It’s a highlight of my year. It provides a glimpse into what it is happening in the world of publishing and gives me books to read and blog about for the next six months. As far as things […]

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Three Things Were Awesome, One Was Funny

I went to a big conference this past weekend with a friend. Three things were awesome, and one was funny. Awesome thing #1:  The morning keynote speaker.  Back when He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not first came out,  Shaunti Feldhahn was one of the few Christian authors willing to blurb a memoir by someone […]

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Would you lie to be happier?

First, THANK YOU for the support & encouragement last week on the new edition of He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not! You guys are awesome, and your words, help & friendship mean more to me than you know.  Thank you!!! Second, a serious (but interesting) question: Would you lie to be happier? Before you answer, […]

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Books!

Recommendations, What I’m reading, What I’m looking forward to… Recommend: Coming Clean: A Memoir by Kimberly Rae Miller. Fascinating story of growing up as the child of two hoarders. She paints her parents as vivid, multi-dimensional characters.  A page turner AND a great reminder that despite a desolate, imperfect childhood, things can turn out okay. Stage […]

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The Pope’s Grandmother

Pope Francis, describing his grandmother,  Rosa: “She is a saint who has suffered so much…and yet always went forward with courage.” A legacy to aspire to. (Read the full article on the Pope here.)

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