Archives for May 2014

Father’s Day Give Art, Give Appreciation

I’m very excited about John’s Father’s Day gift. Usually he gets a nice lunch, and maybe some type of tool. I still might get him a tool (hello, Home Depot!), but I also wanted to give him a gift that would hang around for a while–literally–and show him my appreciation. One of my favorite artists is Ruth Simons from I literally stock Ruth’s Facebook page because: 1. She’s always creating something beautiful, and she gives us glimpses into the {Read More}

Write the Script to Your Life

Write the Script to Your Life   What are you talking to yourself about? No, I’m serious. What do you say? Whether we know it or not, there is a continual dialogue going through our minds. The dialogue occurs in two ways: Unscripted: Out-of-control, spontaneous, un-anchored. It’s when your social calendar, the people around you, and whatever emotion of the day or hour takes over and rules your life. Scripted: A solid plan. It’s something YOU create after thinking through {Read More}

In-To-Me-See | 7 Ways to Be Transparent in Marriage

In-To-Me-See 7 Ways to Be Transparent in Marriage   Overall, I would say intimacy is one of my biggest struggles in our marriage. Even before last year I felt as if I had a whole separate part of me, deep inside, that John knew nothing about. I would share my feelings, as long as they didn’t bring up conflict (or even if I thought they had the smallest chance of causing conflict). It was easier for me to put on a {Read More}

Podcast: Living Inspired: Ora Jay and Irene Eash

Living Inspired ~ Thursday 3CT (5/29/14) 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 Ora Jay and Irene Eash, authors of Plain Faith, (with Tricia Goyer). If you’re reading this after 5/29/14 you’ll be able to find this show . . . and all my shows in the archive section. For your chance to win a copy of Plain Faith {Read More}

Making a Marriage Work

Making a Marriage Work Two years after Rick Astley (one of my 80’s favs!) released Together Forever, John and I married. And it was then I promised, “until death do we part.” Of course, those were easy words to say as I stood there in my white dress with ruffled train and the flash of cameras brightened John’s smile even more (zing*) . . . but living out the ideal has challenged me more than I ever imagined. While I wanted {Read More}

Novelization & Motherhood | An Interview with Tricia Goyer

Novelization & Motherhood An Interview with Tricia Goyer   What is the novelization process like? How many times did I have to watch the movie? How can moms find the time for a moms’ night out in the midst of chaos? Good questions! I was recently interviewed about my novelization of the popular film, Moms’ Night Out and the importance of having “mommy time.” Check out the interview below to learn more! Q: This book is a novelization of the new movie Moms’ {Read More}

Happy Memorial Day!

Wishing you a blessed holiday surrounded by family and friends as we remember and honor those who’ve sacrificed for our freedom. I have a few books on sale right now! Generation NeXt Marriage is $2.99. You can also get my four World War II novels in the Liberators Series for $13.99. Are you new here? You might want to subscribe to my email updates, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or Instagram.  

A Word to Graduates

Last Saturday I had the opportunity, and the honor, to be the Commencement Speaker for the Arkansas Homeschool Class of 2014 Graduation. In addition to speaking, I also got the chance to hand out all the diplomas. What an privilege! I wore my “Dancing with the Stars” blue dress, because it looked “graduation like,” and I headed up to Searcy, Arkansas. Here is the program from the event. I wish now that I would have taken a few photos of {Read More}

Eight Steps to Boldly Send Your Graduate Into The Future | Guest Post by George Shinn

Eight Steps to Boldly Send Your Graduate Into The Future It won’t be long before strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” play through auditoriums, gymnasiums, and football stadiums, with cap-and-gown-clad students marching to receive diplomas. If you’ve been footing the bill for a four-year (or more) college degree, you’re probably ecstatic to see your graduate cross the stage. If graduation in your house means your high school senior is finally leaving home for the first time, then you’re having mixed emotions. {Read More}

Let God be Your Oxygen | No More Frumpy Mommy ‘Moms’ Night Out’ Challenge Day 11

Want to win $200 or tickets to see Moms’ Night Out (plus copies of Moms’ Night Out [the novelization] and Moms’ Night Out and other things i miss)? Keep reading! This post is part of the No More Frumpy Mommy Moms’ Night Out Challenge, happening now through May 22. YOU can join, too! You might win $200 or tickets to see Moms’ Night Out if you participate! Are you participating and want to leave your link to today’s challenge? Read through this post, then link up at the bottom! Here are the other challenges: Easy {Read More}

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