Archives for March 2014

Let Boys be Boys: Hard Truth for Fluffy Moms

Let Boys be Boys: Hard Truth for Fluffy Moms God must have had a sense of humor when he gave me boys. To be truthful, I’m as “fluffy” as they come. I enjoy snuggling up with a good book, bubble baths, and mochas (with extra chocolate). I’m gentle and soft-spoken, and my idea of outdoor recreation is taking my dog for a walk on the paved bike trail near our home. It’s hard for me to “let boys be boys.” {Read More}

When Conflict Happens in Marriage

When Conflict Happens in Marriage   Every relationship has conflict—some more than others. Unlike the television sitcoms that Gen Xers grew up with, conflict in our daily lives doesn’t wrap up in thirty minutes, with everyone smiling at the end. When I think about all the conflicts John and I have had in the past, they are all based on one thing: selfish thinking on the part of one of us. It’s an easy thing to succumb to. After all, {Read More}

Spring Cleaning for the Soul | Guest Post by Liz Curtis Higgs

  Spring Cleaning for the Soul Here’s what I love about stories: They let us step inside someone else’s shoes and, in the process, take an unexpected journey of our own. In my new novella, Mercy Like Sunlight, Mary Margaret Delaney is coming out of a long season of depression and discouragement, only to find her neglected house needs a lot more than just a spring cleaning. When the mother of her pastor offers to help, Mary is afraid of {Read More}

5 Ways to Turn Your Mess into Your “Mess”age!

  I got pregnant twice as a teen. The first time I chose to have an abortion—something I really regret. The second time I dropped out of school and had my baby. It was during that time—when I needed help the most—that I opened my heart to God. Yet for many years I was ashamed to be a (former) teenage mother. I felt like everyone was judging me. I tried to be perfect. (And actually I think it was more {Read More}

The Books Authors Read | Susan May Warren (Plus a Giveaway)

What was your favorite book as a child? The Ghosts (a time travel story)! What book did you read that first made you want to be an author? The Little House on the Prairie books! What was the last book you read, just for fun? Burning Sky by Lori Benton What upcoming release are you most looking forward to? When I Fall in Love (coming in July)! What books influenced @SusanMayWarren most? She shares with @TriciaGoyer: Click To Tweet About Susan {Read More}

A Prayer for Peace

God’s Word is powerful. It takes my mind off of my surroundings and places it on God—where it should be. God’s Word is also a great launching place for prayer. Today, join me in praying for peace. Scripture:   Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. —2 Thessalonians 3:16 Prayer:   Dear Lord Jesus, I thank you that you’re the Lord of peace. {Read More}

Podcast: Living Inspired: Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, and Vannetta Chapman

Living Inspired ~ Thursday 3CT (3/27/14) To listen to the interview: go here and click on the player in the upper right corner of the screen.  This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller and Vannetta Chapman, my co-authors of An Amish Garden. If you’re reading this after 3/27/14 you’ll be able to find this show . . . and all my shows in the archive section. For your chance to win a copy of An Amish Garden, sign up {Read More}

Books on Sale for a Limited Time Only!

  Happy weekend, friends and readers! I’m so excited to tell you that TODAY ONLY, The Memory Jar will be on sale for only $1.99! In fact, my book is one of MANY books from Thomas Nelson Zondervan Fiction on sale today only! Click here for the full list of sales! While you’re at it, be sure to check out the other books I have on sale right now: Beyond Hope’s Valley ($1.99), Along Wooded Paths ($1.99), Beside Still Waters ($1.99), Balanced {Read More}

A Few Important Thoughts that Will Transform Your Schedule: Balanced Series Day 11

A Few Important Thoughts that Will Transform Your Schedule   I wrote the book Balanced, yet I love how God is able to use my own words to help and inspire myself! As I’ve written blogs based on the book, it’s given me a chance to rethink some of the concepts. Every season of life is different, and I’m even in a new season since the nine months when I wrote the book! These are things I was reminded of—important {Read More}

How to Say “No” (And 8 Things to Say “Yes” To): Balanced Series Day 10

How to Say “No” (And 8 Things to Say “Yes” To) Last Sunday I had a dilemma. We were a few minutes late for church, and we took a seat behind the children. In our church, pre-K through sixth-grade kids sit in the sanctuary during worship and then are released after worship to go to their children’s program. We were barely seated when one of the sixth-grade girls jumped from her seat and rushed to John. “Would you be our {Read More}

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