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Those Who’ve Read The Book Will Appreciate These {And, Happy 19th, Babe!}

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Most Popular Posts, Publishing/Cut Chapters, Read Her Blog | 26 comments

Those Who’ve Read The Book Will Appreciate These {And, Happy 19th, Babe!}

Yesterday I stumbled upon this while cleaning out my office:  Can you guess what it is? If you’ve read When God Intervenes, you’ll remember I mentioned the coloring/activity pages the elderly man gave me at church. Can you believe we kept this gem of a book after all these years? A smile crossed my face as I remembered how far my husband and I have come. You see, today is my 19th wedding anniversary (Woohoo!), so I thought I’d share some special moments I mentioned in the...

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A Recent Speaking Event

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Publishing/Cut Chapters, Read Her Blog |

A Recent Speaking Event

Back in October, I shared part 2 of my story at my church’s Seasons event for women (right after I had just gotten over pneumonia…hence the random throat-clearing–praise God my cough was gone!). For those of you who could not attend, take a peek. PS Some of the ladies in attendance at this event remember when I was pregnant with Asher in the ICU and acknowledged that they were at church the Sunday morning back in July of 2005 when Jason asked for prayer from the pulpit. Pretty...

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What Every Chemo Patient Should Know (***Warning, PG13*** Guys just skip this one)

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Publishing/Cut Chapters | 3 comments

What Every Chemo Patient Should Know (***Warning, PG13*** Guys just skip this one)

There is a reason the beginning of chapter 14 in the book starts with, “I never knew pain could be so cruel.” The following cut content is what should have followed. In hindsight, I’m glad this more graphic part was axed. But, for those who have started treatment or know of someone going through treatment…I wonder if this wouldn’t have helped in some way? All I know is I wish I would have been warned. ***   Hours later, I woke with intense discomfort in a...

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How to Make the Most of a Writers’ Conference

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Publishing/Cut Chapters | 8 comments

A few people have asked how I finagled a contract with Tyndale House Publishers. It wasn’t easy, and even though I felt this uncomfortable compulsion to finish this project, I had no guarantee the book would be picked up. The following is a guest post I wrote for my agent, Rachelle Gardner. Whether you’re a writer or business owner, I think there’s a lesson here to be learned. When God puts a desire on your heart, run after it. Please. *** I’m not a writer, per se. I’m a...

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Opinions Needed

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in Publishing/Cut Chapters, Speaking | 26 comments

One of the things I’m often asked is if I speak at churches or events. And I do. So I finally stopped dragging my feet and found a way to share clips of me speaking. This required lots of sleuthing and then pretty much begging the hubs to teach me a thing or two about video editing, however I think I only want to post one snippet for viewers to see. Any chance you can help me decide? If you have a minute or two, take a look at the YouTube videos below and let me know what you think. Which...

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Have You Seen My God? (And Prayer, Please.)

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Publishing/Cut Chapters, Read Her Blog | 16 comments

Some days I need a reminder that my God is bigger than I give Him credit for. On those days, I re-read some of the sticky notes tapped to my desk. My favorite by far is the hot pink PostIt attached to a framed photo (the one above) that says, “Have you seen my God?” Indeed I have. He’s living and active and still in the business of performing miracles. Today is a day that I need to remember that all He has brought me through really isn’t about me, but what He wants to...

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