Archives for December 2017

#WALKITOUT 008: Thomas Graumann

In today’s episode we’re chatting with Thomas Graumann. At age eight, Thomas Graumann boarded a train in Czechoslovakia he thought was a three month holiday. “Go to Britain, learn English, and when the Germans leave, you can come home,” his mother told him. Thomas carried two suitcases and a bag of food. At the time, Thomas knew that his country had been taken over by the Germans, but his story doesn’t end there. Join us today to hear Thomas’ full story in {Read More}

Merry Christmas

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 NIV Merry Christmas, my wonderful readers! I hope you have a bright Christmas day, filled with family, friends, and the joy of our savior, Jesus, who came to us as a little baby to give us the ultimate gift of love. P.S. I’ll {Read More}

#WALKITOUT 007: Tara Johnson

In today’s episode we’re chatting with Tara Johnson. Tara Johnson is an author, speaker and singer from Alexander, AR. A passionate lover of stories, she loves to travel to churches, ladies retreats and prisons to share how God led her into freedom after spending years living shackled as a people-pleasing preacher’s kid. Her first nonfiction book Hollow Victory: How to Identify and Disarm 5 Landmines that Make Victorious Christian Living Feel Like a Lie was released in 2014. Her first {Read More}

It’s Time to Pause and Find Peace This Christmas

The tree is trimmed, most of the presents are purchase, and the kids … well, there is not holding back their excitement. The school plays are past, and the Christmas parties are done. You’ve decked out the house and you’ve driven neighborhood streets with your family in search of blingy porch lights. Now your mind has turned to the logistics of the big celebration—whose homes you’ll need to visit and possibly even what gifts you’ll have to return after Christmas {Read More}

No one has their whole act together … but 3 ways to get closer

I wrote this blog post from Austin. I was on a “whirlwind tour of Texas.” I spent three days at the Declare Conference and then traveled to Austin to be interviewed by Jamie Ivey for The Happy Hour podcast (you can listen to that episode HERE — The Happy Hour is one of my favorite podcasts!) And finally I was able to spend the night at my friend Kristin Schell’s house … you may know her as The Turquoise Table lady! {Read More}

#WALKITOUT 006: Ken Blanchard

In today’s episode we’re chatting with Dr. Ken Blanchard. Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today. Ken is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and is respected for his years of groundbreaking work in the fields {Read More}

The Story Travelers Bible

Enter below for your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of The Story Travelers Bible!  The Story Travelers Bible Review by Christen Krumm We enjoy Bible story books at our house and Tracey Madder’s The Story Travelers Bible is no exception. The Story Travelers Bible is packed with eighty-five fully illustrated Bible stories. Readers will follow along with their “tour guides”—Lana, Munch, and Griffin—as they experience the stories of the Bible after getting into a magical Church bus that {Read More}

How sharing my heartbreaking story SAVED a person’s life—still humbled

Are you curious about God’s purpose for your life? Do you wonder if it’s possible to discover it? You may even be wondering if you’ve missed it somehow. I totally get that! Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could know for sure that you’re totally in God’s will for your life? You’re not alone. All over the world there are people just like you, wondering … and wandering. At times you question why you are here on earth. You have {Read More}

#WALKITOUT 005: The Star Part 2

In today’s episode, we’re staying in Hollywood. You’re going to hear behind-the-scenes interviews with Zachary Levi, Gina Rodriguez, and Patricia Heaton! (Yes, is that cool or what?!) I interviewed Zachary, Gina, and Patricia at a roundtable event with four other women: LaToyia Dennis with Motivated Mom, Jennifer Kieta Tanglewood Moms, Lisa Hendy, and Deanna Evans Flyby Promotions. This interview is recoreded in Beverly Hills, and you’ll truly hear us just chatting around the table. After the interview I walked away with two impressions: {Read More}

How to Encourage Your Kids to Write | Kristin L. Hanley

As an online English professor I know what it means to teach “the dreaded class.” Aside from public speaking courses, composition seems to be the most intimidating class students take. The way they tremble during introductions, you’d think I’d asked my students to swim with sharks. Although writing well can feel like jumping into deep waters, I encourage my students to take deep breaths and realize that it won’t be as bad as they think (they might even have a {Read More}

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