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Hello, Beauty Full

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Elisa Morgan is the real deal. I first met Elisa at a conference and I was a little starstruck. Not because she engenders that–she’s as down-to-earth as they come–but because she’s a fierce leader (CEO of MOPS for many years), a passionate and insightful bible teacher, and an authentic soul. Elisa’s book She Did What She Could inspired me to take my calling seriously. Elisa’s memoir The Beauty of Broken made me laugh, cry,…

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Happy Birthday to Brave Enough–and a present for you!

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Hey friends, Yippee! Today Brave Enough is officially born, available wherever books are sold! She’s Got Issues was special because she was my firstborn book. I was as nervous as a new parent, wondering if I could do this whole author thing right. But through grace and time and so much encouragement from you people, you wonderful readers, I realized that writing is a gift and one that I want…

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Weekly Roundup

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Want a free book? Check out my video interview with Perspectives Mom: “If we focus on what we don’t have and what we think we deserve, we will miss the great creative ways that God is reaching out to us every day.” Here’s my heart on reading the Bible over at Gifted for Leadership: “The vibrancy and importance of God’s Word compels us to engage both head and heart, both…

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on loving free stuff…and some good free stuff

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Ok, so y’all LOVE free stuff. I mean, love it. My friend/assistant was loving your enthusiasm as you guys reacted so EXCITEDLY to the idea that you were getting a free T-shirt. The love spiral was just as exciting over here, as we LOVE giving stuff away. I can almost imagine all of us issue-owners wearing our shirts all together and taking one of those jumping pictures on a beach…

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Cleaning house and an invite to join the party!

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Hey friends, So often I wait and wait to write here, wanting to give you a real word of inspiration that’s worth your precious time. But I’m in a season where I’m practicing the spiritual discipline of ENOUGH. Meaning, good enough. Brave Enough. Just enough. This looks like little things, like dropping a house cleaning blog post on you rather than waiting for the perfect words. It looks like having…

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Everybody loves FREE…Grab Start Here today!

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Hello friends! I’m interrupting this long blog silence for a quick hi. I’m so deep into book #3 which is due over to the publisher this week. It’s been such an incredible journey into the depths of God’s grace for us in our everyday lives. I really cannot wait to polish it up and share it with all of you, and tell you more about it. I can’t say too much…

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The truth about writing, in 5 easy steps.

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The Five Stages of Writing: #1: Denial. Act like the words you’ll write will come out exactly as they sound in your head. procrastinate. #2: Anger. Why in the world would these terrible editors ASK YOU FOR WORK FOR GOODNESS SAKE AND EXPECT YOU KEEP DEADLINES? #3: Bargaining: Tell yourself that you WILL NOT get on Facebook or shop for custom maternity T-shirts for friends or read movie reviews from…

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Top 10 Things That Happen At Book Signings

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The idea of book signings seems pretty glamorous, until you actually do one. I’ve done quite a few since “She’s Got Issues” first launched in April 2012, and I’d love to enlighten you with a behind-the-scenes look, sort of the “True Hollywood Story” of publishing. So, (drumroll please)….THE TOP 10 THINGS THAT HAPPEN AT BOOK SIGNINGS: #10: The author sits with their books, looking at you like a lonely puppy…

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When it all feels hard

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This week I received an email from someone that reminded me of something true, and I wonder if you’ll feel the same. The woman who wrote this email is not someone I knew at the time. And this is her story: “…at the time I was struggling as a first time mom at age 35 and staying home with my baby after years in the professional world….and you said to…

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So You Want to Write?

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Today’s video blog is on the question I get asked all the time: how do I become a writer? Some further links for starting your publishing journey: Macgregor Literary Rachelle Gardner Mary DeMuth And a Must-Read Book: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

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