Looking for a good read?

The past few months brought me two great memoirs – seriously, I am in love with these books: Educated, by Tara Westover. This is an incredible story of a girl raised in a chaotic family by parents who didn’t believe in school or traditional medicine. She describes working in her father’s junkyard, watching her mother […]

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You’ll Need to Escape

This will seem like a lighthearted post about hobbies, but it’s actually about survival. It’s only in hindsight that I recognize the unexpected things that kept me sane during the tough parts of our foster care/adoption process, and what I see now is that when things get tough, I pick up a random hobby. It’s […]

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Blizzard Prep

We’re expecting a ridiculous snowstorm tomorrow, so all of my plans for today were put on hold while I crammed three days of getting stuff done out in the world into one. I hope to post a full blog tomorrow (in between shoveling & chasing THIS DOG as she gallops through the snow). For now I […]

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Celebrating The Good Moments #1

EARLY Sunday morning, I saw a post from my friend Stephanie Elliot  on Facebook that inspired me to ditch the whole second half of my sermon to make room to share the story of how she handled years of rejection and disappointment in her writing career. Her book comes out today :)  I know Steph in real life […]

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Books!

I’ve had a growing stack of books on my desk for weeks now, waiting for a chunk of time to I could share them with you. There’s something here for pretty much everyone looking for a summer read: How to Survive A Shipwreck by Jonathan Martin.  The author digs deep and shares with beauty and […]

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Book Report

In the midst of a CRAZY couple of months, I’ve read some good books. Some offered wisdom, others stirred up my imagination for how things might really work, and a few just let me escape for a few hours. Here’s a rundown in case you’re looking for something to read as we head into summer: […]

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Running: A Love Story

I was saving this post for a bit later this month, but since Amazon has jumped the launch date and you can have this book TODAY if you order immediately, I’m going to stop waiting and tell you about my friend Jen’s new book, Running: A Love Story: 10 years, 5 marathons, and 1 life-changing […]

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