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Friday, August 1, 2014
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I LOVE talking with you – AND hearing what’s on your mind! I also love giving fun and beautiful things away. This is one of the new features on my website that I hope you’ll love – each month, come to my blog and answer a poll or question I’ve posed that will ALSO give you the chance to win a really fun or great gift! We’ll announce the winner on the last day of each month. Only the first 100 to respond within the month will be eligible. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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How to Add More Contentment to Your Marriage
Monday, October 13, 2014

How to Add More Contentment to Your Marriage

Do you remember how you felt on your wedding day? How excited you were? How many butterflies you had in your stomach? How you just could not stop smiling? Did everything go perfectly? Did it all feel perfect, even if it wasn’t? At our wedding, the ceremony itself went off without any problems. That is, as long asContinue Reading

Believing in God’s Good When You’re Walking Through the Bad
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Believing in God’s Good When You’re Walking Through the Bad

Just a few months after I’d turned my manuscript in to my editor for How Can I Possibly Forgive, I found myself in the middle of a tough situation. It was a hurtful situation where the circumstances went beyond just a simple mistake. I had nothing to do with the decisions or the outcome, but IContinue Reading

Do You Know How to Forgive the Small Stuff?
Friday, October 3, 2014

Do You Know How to Forgive the Small Stuff?

When you think about someone forgiving someone else… what comes to mind? Is it the Big Stuff? What seems to be the Unforgiveable? The woman who chooses to forgive the drunk driver who killed her son who was in the car he hit head on? The man who can still remember the beatings his father gave himContinue Reading

When You’re Mad at God
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

When You’re Mad at God

The following is an edited excerpt from my new book, How Can I Possibly Forgive? Rescuing Your Heart from Resentment and Regret. We sat in the quiet of the church sanctuary, two chairs pulled together, our knees almost touching, listening to the faint laughter and conversation in the hall behind us as women lined upContinue Reading

When You’re Pressed Out
Monday, September 29, 2014

When You’re Pressed Out

I recently spent six weeks with some special ladies at my church walking through a first-draft of what I hope will become a Bible study that goes along with my book, My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife. On the last Sunday of our study, I was so encouraged by one friend in particular who shared an amazingContinue Reading

When Life Doesn’t Fit Your Plan
Friday, September 26, 2014

When Life Doesn’t Fit Your Plan

I stood in line waiting for my zone to be called so I could make my way onto the plane. The gate area was crowded, filled with people jostling, doing that nudge, step, nudge, I’m-not- really-trying-to-move-in-front-of-you-but-yes-I-really-am  kind of dance. Still feeling the effects of full days and late nights from the conference I’d just left, IContinue Reading

3 Myths That Make it Harder to Forgive
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

3 Myths That Make it Harder to Forgive

The following is an excerpt from the book, How Can I Possibly Forgive? Rescuing Your Heart from Resentment and Regret, available in stores October 1st. Forgiveness isn’t easy, is it? I haven’t found it to be in my life, and I’m assuming since you’re reading this, you probably haven’t either. But maybe you didn’t pick this [book]Continue Reading

Announcing Some Fun In-Store Locations & Events
Monday, September 22, 2014

Announcing Some Fun In-Store Locations & Events

I’m excited to announce that in October, I’m doing a mini book tour at a few specific LifeWay Christian Store locations! I would LOVE to see you! Please take a moment to look at the list of store locations, dates and times where I will be, and if you’re willing, download the materials and help usContinue Reading