Join the Launch Team For My New Book!

Guess what? I wrote you a book. Yes, really. It’s for you, your friends, your sisters, and any woman you know, especially if she ever gets discouraged by life. This woman who may be overworked, underpaid, and heartbroken. It’s even for the woman who sometimes questions God and doesn’t understand why certain things happen. Several years ago, when my family was going through a rough time, I learned that the most important part of my day is my quiet time with God. Cultivating that time has been essential to my life as a mother, a daughter, a friend, and a writer. My daily quiet time keeps me grounded amidst the chaos of the world around me.

Spiral and Squiggly: Living Intentionally When Life Isn’t Straight and Narrow is a 45-Day devotional that will enhance your personal and quiet time with the Lord. I hope that these quiet moments each day will do for you what they do for me…especially as I strive to live the life God had planned for me, rather than the one I’ve planned. Will you consider joining us in sharing the message?

Launch team members get one free electronic copy of the book and one free paperback copy of the book. You will also be invited to join our private Facebook community just for launch team members to share your own quiet time success stories.

The book officially launches on Sunday, May 13, 2018. I intentionally selected that date for two reasons: 1. It’s my 46th birthday, and 2. It’s Mother’s Day. Do I expect you to do anything specific related to the launch on Mother’s Day? Absolutely not. Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate yourself or the mothers in your lives. I’m launching the book that day because this is exactly how I choose to honor myself this year. I only ask that you participate in our Facebook community in the days leading up to the launch, share the book on social media a couple of times, and leave a review of the book on Amazon sometime during the week of May 14.

Oh, I almost forgot! If you have a blog and would like to participate in a blog tour about the book from May 14-May 18, that would be great too.

To join the launch team, complete the form below. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 11. Once your signup is complete, I’ll send you an email with further instructions on what comes next!

Seven Habits for An Outstanding Life

Let’s talk about habits, shall we? There are good ones, there are bad ones, there are fun ones, and there are the ones that produce shameless guilt. As I’ve gotten older, though, I have found a few habits that are now crucial to my functioning as a productive member of society.

So that we are clear, the term “productive member of society” means that I can function with a smile on my face, not feel so overwhelmed by life that I want to give up, relatively anxiety free, and know – without a doubt – that no matter what happens during the day, I am covered in God’s love, grace, and mercy.

Oh trust me, friends, I know the list is above is a tall order. But if we shoot for the moon, we’ll land among the stars, right? Continue reading “Seven Habits for An Outstanding Life”

Social Media is My Life (And I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way)

In my 45 years of living on this earth, there is one subject that is absolutely taboo in a discussion with my parents…and it’s probably not what you think. We can talk about sex (even though I’d really prefer not to), we can talk about my dating life, we can even talk about my kids’ dating lives, but the one thing we will not address is social media.

Social media has been a strain on our relationship. They can’t seem to understand why I love it. And they definitely, without a doubt, have huge disdain at the fact that some of their peers on active on social media.

In the words of my father, “Twitter is the devil.” Continue reading “Social Media is My Life (And I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way)”

These Books Will Jumpstart Your Year!

I am a Lifeway/B&H blogger and may have enclosed affiliate links and/or received a free copy of the some of the books I discuss here in exchange for my honest review. Rest assured, all opinions are my own and would not be listed if I didn’t think they were awesome!

I.LOVE.READING. It is one of my absolute favorite hobbies. Of all the books in the world to read, though, I love faith-based non-fiction. I’ve written before about my favorite authors and reviewed some of their books…and I think I may have even written about the time I met one of those authors at a local coffee shop here in Dallas.

One of the best books I read last fall was The Power of Purpose: Breaking Through to Intentional Living. Living a more intentional life has been a standing goal of mine. Some days I can do it, and some days I fall short. Last year, I analyzed the numbers in my life in order to gain a greater perspective on intentional living and to say the least, I realized that I had some work to do. I did a lot of things that weren’t aligned with my purpose, my calling, and I wasn’t passionate about. I said yes when I should have said no, and as a result I was miserable. Continue reading “These Books Will Jumpstart Your Year!”

More Prayers and Affirmations for a Stress-Free Life (The 2018 Edition)

*Affiliate links are included in this post.*

It was this time last year that I wrote about stress and anxiety. Specifically, how my body processed the stress in my life. Five years ago this month I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. To say the least, my story was scary. The good news is we know how that chapter ends. Continue reading “More Prayers and Affirmations for a Stress-Free Life (The 2018 Edition)”