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Budgeting for People Who Hate Budgeting: Bright Idea #42

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My Upcoming Book(let) on Taming the Tongue

Today has been a good day. It is the twentieth anniversary of my marriage to my wonderful husband Aaron (yay!!!), I’m still caught up in the excitement of the release of Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Laundry Basket, and I had a wonderful interview for a writing project that is coming down the pike. […]

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“Motherhood is such a perfect spiritual path”: An Interview with Catherine McNiel

One of my favorite things about Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Laundry Basket is that I got to feature the voices of some of my favorite people in the book. Catherine McNiel certainly fits that bill! I asked her to tell us a bit more about herself, her life, and her ministry. Tell us […]

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“There is Nothing Spiritually Neutral About Motherhood”: An Interview with Bronwyn Lea

One of my favorite things about Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Laundry Basket is that I got to feature the voices of some of my favorite people in the book. A handful of the Bright Ideas —nine, to be exact—were written by women whose voices I trust and whose wisdom I respect, and each […]

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My Book Baby Birth Story, Part 1

It’s release day for Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Laundry Basket, and to celebrate, I thought I’d tell you a little bit about its birth story. Basically, I wrote the book that I needed fifteen years ago. Somehow I had gone from being a missionary kid on the sun-drenched coast of West Africa, eagerly […]

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8 Easy Ways to Promote your Friend’s Book

Hey friends! Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Laundry Basket is releasing on August 9th, and I’m super-excited! Some of you have generously offered to help me get the word out about the book, so I thought I’d put together a list of things you can do to help. (Bonus: the advice in this list […]

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Look What I Got!

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My book, Don’t Hide Your Light Under a Laundry Basket, is releasing in August! But this delicious box was at my house when I got back from speaking at a camp last week, and some people have been receiving their pre-ordered copies early! (You can pre-order here if you want.) Stay tuned for more information […]

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Exciting News from Tanzania!

I got more exciting news about the Called Out curriculum that I wrote today! Eliya and Consoler, who serve in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, shared that Called Out, CBE’s youth curriculum, is being considered for public secondary schools… Tanzania’s Youth Patron, who supervises children’s Christian education, recommended Called Out to their multi-denominational Christian Council. Soon, they will vote […]

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Loneliness, Community, and Loving the Common Enemy

I've been reading The Connecting Church by Randy Frazee for one of my classes. It talks about the epidemic of loneliness in the United States, the impact individualism has had on the American psyche, and how strong, cohesive groups, from the Crips to the Amish, the military to the Benedictines, create a sense of true […]

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Reclaiming Eve: How the gospel restores women

Suzanne Burden is a heart sister, a gentle woman who wants to see women thrive, set free to work in God’s kingdom alongside their brothers. I’m thrilled to be posting this short description and Q&A about her new book, Reclaiming Eve. About Reclaiming Eve What started as a ladies’ Bible study in their church led […]

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Surviving in a Difficult Christian Marriage: Excerpt from a New Book

One of the things I love about Elisabeth Klein Corcoran is her willingness to write honestly about a taboo topic: brokenness in Christian marriages. Like, the kind no amount of praying or pleading or marriage seminars or counseling has seemed to make a dent in. Her new book, Survivingin a Difficult Christian Marriage, released on […]

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Video: Fuzzy Socks and Airplane Lit for my Flight to Kenya

Hey friends! I'm hoping to do some vlogging while I'm in Kenya to introduce you to some of the folks I meet while I'm there, and figured I'd better test out my technology. My discovery so far? My iPad doesn't like fluorescent lighting, so it's probably best NOT to record while it's pitch black outside. […]

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Quiet, Snowy Weekends and Other Things to be Thankful For

Well, tomorrow morning I’m off to a cabin in the woods (many thanks to my hosts, Bonnie and Doug!) to start cobbling together an outline and book proposal for a project on mutual marriage. I’ve NEVER had a weekend to myself, just to write, so I am still kind of in shock! Your prayers would […]

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Win a Kindle, Win a Book, Be a Happy Reader!

I’m super-excited about the things coming up on this blog in 2013! To celebrate, I’ll be giving a Kindle away to one new email subscriber. To enter the drawing, sign up for email updates in the box in the upper right-hand corner of the blog. (Don’t forget to verify your subscription! Feedburner will send you […]

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When Sex Ruins a Perfectly Good Read

Maybe it’s the domestic violence trainings I’ve been going through, making me realize how many romantic “heroes” fit the classic profile of abusers. Maybe it’s the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon, and the conversations it’s been sparking about sex, literature and pornography. Or maybe it’s just the fact that I’ve been reading a lot of […]

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