Announcing the Nothing to Prove Launch Team

October 13, 2016

Writing a book is a giant group project where one person gets all the credit. I want to rectify that by making sure you know the army of people it takes to make a book happen.

Literary agents. Editors. Graphic Designers. Marketers. And that list doesn’t even include my family, friends, and team members who have lost sleep with me and read chapters and listened to me process and helped me make this book something Keep Reading...

Shaking the Weight of “The Rules”

October 6, 2016

Meredith was a new friend; our daughters had become friends at school. We sat together outside at a park as our girls tenderly mothered their dolls. We four must have looked so perfectly ideal. The two of us in our flip flops with coffee and a Diet Coke, talking about end-of-school activities with our two girls obediently playing with their appropriate toys sweetly together. Even their dolls’ hair was looking pretty good Keep Reading...

When I’m Unsure of What’s Ahead

September 29, 2016

When I'm Unsure of What's Ahead

“Today I started a scrapbook,” Alex told me excitedly as we sat talking on the phone about God and the future. She had a lot of future ahead. Alex was 19 and a sophomore at the University of Texas. Her blonde ringlets must have bounced as she talked, and I imagined her having an expression and posture similar to a five-year-old asking her mom for a Popsicle.

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What You Don’t Want to Miss

September 22, 2016

There are lots of exciting things going on around the office. Some I can tell you about now and some I can’t wait to tell you about in the coming months! For today, let’s talk about some things that I really don’t want you to miss (PLUS I’m giving away some new books at the bottom of this post). Check it out!:

IF:Gathering 2017

IF Gathering 2017

Registration for February’s IF:Gathering is just around the Keep Reading...

Choosing to Not be Empty

September 15, 2016

Choosing to Not Be Empty

A pastor I respect and consider a friend resigned this week from burnout. My husband walked through burnout after six years of leading and planting a church.

I think all of us have used these common words…

Tired. Empty. Numb. Checked out.

For the last three years, these were familiar words to me. I knew I was being obedient to the things God had called me to, but Keep Reading...