Top Ten Reasons Why Homeschool Moms Need A Break

Congratulations to last week’s winners: Katie Anderson and Rayann Jones — please e-mail your mailing addresses to my assistant (! Enter below for your chance to win a copy of Homeschool Basics! Top Ten Reasons Why Homeschool Moms Need A Break (from Homeschool Basics) Not that moms need a reason to take a break, but often we forget the importance of why we need one. Here’s my top ten list to help you remember to make mom-time a priority. 10. To have {Read More}

#WALKITOUT 010: Jason Weber

In today’s episode we’re chatting with Jason Weber. Jason Weber, and his wife, Trisha, have been caring for children from U.S. foster care since 2001 and have had the privilege of adopting their five children from foster care.  Jason has helped to produce and write several books, bible studies, and other tools all created to serve churches as they care for hurting kids including the recent children’s book, Farmer Herman and the Flooding Barn (BroadStreet Publishing).  Jason writes a regular {Read More}

Writers Wednesday with Kelly Irvin

Congratulations to Tammy Bradford who won a copy of Isaiah’s Daughter! Please e-mail my assistant Christen ( with your mailing address! Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Kelly Irvin’s Upon a Spring Breeze and Beneath the Summer Sun!  Sharing about my workspace is embarrassing. At least it is for my husband, who’s an unrepentant neat freak. My office is an open room next to the front door. It’s the first room visitors see when they enter the {Read More}

What Homeschooling is Really All About

The number of homeschoolers has grown, and this leaves many people scratching their heads. Is this a cult? Is this a movement? Is this a fad? Before we dig into the how-tis of making homeschool work, let’s talk about what homeschooling is, and what it isn’t. After all, every good structure needs a strong foundation, and for us, a great homeschool is built by knowing the facts. What Homeschooling Is . . . Homeschooling is an educational choice.  Many people {Read More}

Writers Wednesday with Mesu Andrews

Congratulations to the following winners:  Janet Estridge for winning a copy of The House on Foster Hill! Shannon Torkelson for winning a copy of The Story Travelers Bible! Krista Dowdey for winning a copy of The Story Travelers Bible! Sarah Mathew for winning a copy of The Story Travelers Bible! Shirley Chapel for winning a copy of A Secret Courage! Winners, please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen ( Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Mesu {Read More}

Finding the Balance Between Yes & No

How to Say “No” (And 8 Things to Say “Yes” To) A few Sundays ago, 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 {Read More}

#WALKITOUT 009: Kathi Lipp

In today’s episode we’re chatting with Kathi Lipp. Kathi Lipp inspires thousands of women each year to strip down their expectations and lives and live with real purpose. With humor and wisdom, Kathi offers hope paired with practical steps to live with meaning. Kathi Lipp is the author of 16 books including Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t {Read More}

Inspiration behind A Daring Escape

Scroll below to enter to win a copy of book one in the London Chronicles series, A Secret Courage! Growing up I never had a desire to be a missionary. In fact in church when missionaries to share I always prayed that I wouldn’t feel God’s tap on the shoulder. Honestly, I didn’t want to leave my comfort zone. Then God tricked me. Okay, not really, but my first venture into the world was when I joined two writer friends {Read More}

My son taught me to be brave

I should have guessed my son Nathan was going to be a writer when he’d sit with his plastic dinosaurs for two hours, just making up stories in his head. He was The. Easiest. Kid. Ever. Now I know it was because God gave him a great imagination. Thanks God! A few years ago Nathan started writing a novel. I told him to finish it, and I’d help edit it. He did, and I did. And it was really good! {Read More}

Catch-up on the Walk It Out Podcast

We’re taking a break from the podcast this week, but that means you have time to get caught up on all our great episodes! And don’t forget each week I choose one listener who leaves a review on iTunes to win a surprise book from me! #WALKITOUT 001: Maria Goyer #WALKITOUT 002: Teri Lynne Underwood #WALKITOUT 003: Janet McHenry #WALKITOUT 004: The Star Part One with Timothy Reckart and DeVon Franklin #WALKITOUT 005: The Star Part Two with Patricia Heaton, {Read More}

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