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August 2011

Selah, What Women Fear

Thank You.

Well I cried myself to sleep last night and I’ll probably do the same tonight.

I am overwhelmed with gratitude and humbled at the {genuinely unexpected} response that my new book has gotten on B&N’s website.

I just wanted to take a minute to thank each one of you who has helped to do this…because it’s been hanging out here since yesterday:)

I don’t know any of the in’s and out’s of what this means as far as sales and all the behind the scenes stuff, but I told Todd that at the very least it made a pretty remarkable screenshot to show the grandkids one day 🙂

I believe in the message of the book and I have been praying constantly about those who will read it and see pieces of themselves in it. To all of you who have expressed excitement, shared about, purchased, or prayed about my book…thank you from the bottom of my heart.

If you would like to purchase it, please click here.

Thank you, thank you, thank you…

And OF COURSE I couldn’t go the whole day without reminding you that TODAY is the release day for Selah’s new CD “Hope of the Broken World.” I cannot tell you how much I love the music they have made on this project, but I promise it isn’t because I’m biased. It’s PHENOMENAL.

Todd and I are perpetually in awe that we get to do what we love and that we feel supported and loved. I just wanted you to know we don’t take a second of it for granted…


With love,



Uncategorized, What Women Fear, writing

Over the Moon {and back again}

I got a phone call last week that rocked my little socks off, so I want to start by thanking Barnes & Noble for giving me the opportunity to share this exciting news with you all. It is entirely possible that they are being so gracious to me because they have tracked my debit card activity at their stores over the past several years and flat out feel sorry for me because of my obsession with them…

Regardless, they are doing a little something that {a little birdie told me} they don’t do very often. It’s my understanding that a few books are chosen every month to be featured on their website and also in their stores, and you are never going to believe what this month’s choices include…

Okay, you might.

But here’s the best part!!!!

TODAY, and TODAY ONLY  {8/22/11} you can pre-order my new book online, “What Women Fear” for $7.49…HALF OFF THE COVER PRICE!!! You can order it here.

I am all about a good deal and this is about as good as it’s going to get :). In addition, if you pre-order, please email your confirmation email to and you will be entered to win one of two prize packages from B&H. {a $25 B&N Gift Card & 10 books in each package!!!!!}

I am honored and BLOWN AWAY that they would believe in and promote my book in this way. They were VERY supportive of “I Will Carry You,” and it means the world that they want to get behind this one in such a big way. It means a lot to me that a massive company like them would take notice of and invest in a writer like me.

So, all that to say, thank you to Barnes & Noble for your support, and if you were thinking of getting my new book, go ahead and grab it today while it’s cheap!!!!

Thank you all in advance…



Everyday life, Family

School Shopping with Olive Juice

It’s time for the leaves to start falling and you all know what that means…


OK, so I homeschool and I can find a great reason around every corner to buy clothes for my kids. I have four girls, so I could go broke on a site like this. I mean seriously.

It’s a little bit (ahem) more of an investment than I am usually able to make on my kids clothes, but here’s the best part. For every item of this adorable clothing that you purchase, you will also be providing a child in need with an item of clothing. It’s one for one. Win-win. You get a precious little number for your cutie pie (or a great gift with a great story), and you give another sweet little one a gift as well. Whenever your kiddo gets compliments on his/her precious duds, you can tell them the details that make it even more special.
Love, love, love this pairing between clothes4souls and olive juice -thanks for the opportunity to share it with all my readers!!!
Priscilla Shirer, Speaking engagements

.mom conference!

I can’t believe this event is sneaking up as fast as it is, but the .mom conference in Birmingham is just a few short weeks away. If you don’t know much about it, here’s the scoop. It’s a conference for moms of all ages and stages, and has speakers such as myself, Priscilla Shirer, Angela Thomas, and Vicki Courtney. There are some FANTASTIC breakout sessions with women who are all along the road of parenting, and I cannot wait to sit in on some of them. Click here

for the event’s home page for specifics.

It’s so cool to have a conference that is geared toward us moms and that offers such a range of ages, issues, questions, and so on. I think it’s going to be a blast.

Want to know another reason it’s going to be a blast?

Guess who is hosting this little soiree? Umm, could it be two of the funniest women ever to land in the blogosphere? I think yes.

Boomama and Big mama are our official hosts. I know, I know. It’s off the charts.

SO, if you are already planning on coming, I can’t wait to squeeze your neck. If you haven’t gotten tickets but you would like to come, here’s your chance!!!! Just leave any old comment on this post and you will enter yourself into a giveaway…are you ready for this???

I’m giving away 5 sets of tickets!!!!! So you have 5 chances to win a ticket for you and a friend to the .mom conference. 

If you think you could get to Birmingham the weekend of Sept. 23-24, go ahead and thrown in your comment!!! We would love to have you join us 🙂

If you want to go ahead and buy a ticket, just click here and you’ll be taken over there to do so.

I am so looking forward to this, and I hope you’ll join us!!!

*****UPDATE – WINNERS!*****
Colleen Conner
Ashley Bourg
Shannon Jones
Leslie Barton
Melanie Watanabe 

With love,