Oops! Here I Go Again: 3 Things I Don’t Want You To Miss

Posted by on Sep 24, 2019 in (in)courage, Affiliate links used, Bargains, Beauty, Encouragement, Inspiring, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Oops! Here I Go Again: 3 Things I Don’t Want You To Miss

~ sponsored by ~   Surprise–back to back posts! I’ll be brief, but each of these things is so important to me (for very different reasons), please DO read to the end.   My (in)courage post, a $10 “They’re Real” Benefit Deal, and Great News for Hope(full)*Writers     Can You See What I See?   Today’s (in)courage post was inspired by several conversations I had while on our annual business retreat, primarily because Patricia Raybon challenged me to write about what I have been...

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A Book Update, A Blog Update, and a Deal So Great It Made Me Blog During My Unofficial Hiatus

Posted by on Sep 23, 2019 in Blogging, Books, Chattanooga, For All Who Wander | 8 comments

A Book Update, A Blog Update, and a Deal So Great It Made Me Blog During My Unofficial Hiatus

  I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time resisting a great bargain, and half the fun of a scoring a fabulous deal is telling your friends about it, so they, too, can join in the hoopla. Such is the case with the FabFitFun promotion going on right now where new subscribers can get half off their regular price! Using code OMG50 at checkout, you’ll get 50% off — that’s under $25 for products valued between $200-$345! How can I not use excessive bold print and exclamation points for that kind of bargain!? ...

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Clearly I Have Something To Learn About Book Marketing #ForAllWhoWanderBook

Posted by on Jul 16, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Clearly I Have Something To Learn About Book Marketing #ForAllWhoWanderBook

So, it’s 6:30pm on Day Two of Amazon Prime Day, and it JUST occurred to me that *my* book is eligible for the five dollar #PRIMEBOOK19 coupon since it’s already listed on Amazon. Let’s just say it’s been a busy few weeks, and this very minute I have my darling niece and nephew underfoot, and it never occurred to me until RIGHT THE SECOND that it might be a smart idea to share about it. With $5 off, For All Who Wander: Why Knowing God is Better Than Knowing It All is just $11.99!!   The book will release January...

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Want To Do Something Wonderful And Important Today?

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Want To Do Something Wonderful And Important Today?

I suppose I’ve had a case of Irregular Blog Syndrome for years now, posting sporadically and with increasing infrequency with the exception of my monthly (and beloved) posts for (in)courage. Daily postings were once my norm and practice, hard to believe in today’s climate; blog posts would now be considered long form compared to Twitter, FaceBook, and Instagram. But it’s not that I haven’t been writing at all — I’ve penned well over 80,000 words in For All Who Wander and its companion Journey Guide....

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Powerful, Remarkable, and Beautiful Truth About Easter

Posted by on Apr 20, 2019 in (in)courage, Faith, Holidays, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Powerful, Remarkable, and Beautiful Truth About Easter

Today is Easter Eve, though I’ve never heard it called such a thing, and I’m finding myself on a sweet stroll down memory lane. Won’t you join me? What characterized the Easters of your childhood? What made this cherished church holiday special for you? A brand new outfit? Waking up to an Easter basket brimming with goodies? A sunrise service or Sunday afternoon feast with your family, close and extended? A city-wide egg hunt ablaze in color and chaos? Day-by-day deconstructing a Resurrection egg set to examine tiny symbols...

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Change Your Attitude For the Better Right Now! (Plus, a giveaway–scroll for details)

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in Life Philosophy, Personal, Uncategorized | 17 comments

Change Your Attitude For the Better Right Now!            (Plus, a giveaway–scroll for details)

I had totally missed it — noticing I ended 2018 similarly to how I began: writing about an attitude of “getting to” do this or that instead of “having to” in both January and December. Maybe once the idea slipped into my psyche, it quietly settled there and began changing my entire outlook from that point forward. I’m a fan and advocate for choosing a Word of the Year, #OneWord that sets a compass point (in contrast to a destination), a trajectory, a direction for life. It’s not a think intended to...

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How Can a Dessert Be So Delicious, Fancy, AND Simple?

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

A Tiramisu Recipe ANYONE can make I still remember the first time I heard the word “tiramisu;” I didn’t even know what it was and had to ask our friends Christi and Frankie to repeat themselves a few times before I finally understood. They had returned from a trip to Italy, and if memory serves me correctly, they were raving about one of their favorite things–a decadent, delicious Italian dessert I have since come to know, love, and make for special occasions, or really, any occasion that calls for a smidgen of fancy....

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How Ringing Bells Puts the “Merry” in Christmas

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

2018 with one of my favorite humans in the world. Six years ago I began a tradition that would immediately become a beloved holiday favorite: Ringing bells for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle fundraiser.  I had no idea two hours could pass by so quickly, or that I had so many misconceptions about bell ringing and would learn so much (See 10 Things Salvation Army Bell Ringers Want You To Know to see what I mean). The first two years I flew solo, but ever since I’ve had a few partners in crime. Ringing with special friends had...

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The Reason It’s Crucial to Put On Your Oxygen Mask First

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Art of Simple, Health, Uncategorized | 2 comments

The Reason It’s Crucial to Put On Your Oxygen Mask First

If you’ve flown commercially, you’re undoubtedly familiar with standard safety procedure; it goes something like this: In the event of a loss in cabin pressure, secure your own oxygen mask first, before helping your children or others.The reason is simple and practical; a deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching your brain (hypoxia), will render you useless. In almost no time you could begin experiencing blurred or tunnel vision, hot and cold flashes, euphoria, numbness, tingling, apprehension, nausea, dizziness, headaches,...

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Stand with Secret Believers This Christmas

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Brand partnership, Christmas, Do Something!, Faith | 4 comments

Stand with Secret Believers This Christmas

Today, through a sponsored partnership with Open Doors, I’m sharing their message about something important to know. This is a season when many Americans have already begun decorating their homes for the holidays, a lovely tradition most of us take for granted. Please read and then act if you feel led to support this worthwhile initiative. In North Korea, celebrating Christmas is illegal and believers must celebrate the birth of Jesus in extreme secrecy or risk arrest and life in a hard labor camp. For the citizens of Brunei,...

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