SIMPLIFY Giveaway Winners!

By Posted in - General on August 21st, 2014 3 Comments

Congratulations to these twenty lucky people! The publishing team will send you an email soon to get your mailing address & then your book will be on its way…

1. Nancy Smith
2. Rhonda Roberts
3. Maggie Broderick
4. Sarah Ware
5. Jo
6. Mark Leeson
7. Jane Ryan
8. Zach
9. Margot Dowds
10. Laura Craig
11. Shelley Taylor
12. Ruth Perry
13. Chris Hurni
14. Jill Orqvist
15. Michael Williams
16. Chaley Knight
17. Rebecca Anthony
18. Wayne
19. Hanni
20. Dan S.

Thanks for all your comments–it’s so clear that we’re all aching for simplicity, isn’t it? Wow! If you buy the book, please post a review, and please keep sharing about it wherever you can. Together let’s live a new way–with intention, space, soul, connectedness. Let’s reclaim simplicity…XO, S

LESS

By Posted in - General on May 20th, 2014 45 Comments

I just loaded up more than twenty bags and boxes for a garage sale this weekend—not mine, of course, because of all the things in the world I’m terrible at, running a garage sale …

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On Finding Your Passion

By Posted in - General on May 13th, 2014 28 Comments

Lately I’ve been speaking quite often on the topics of calling and passion, specifically as those topics relate to marriage and parenting and family—what it looks like to build space into a marriage and a …

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Mother’s Day video

By Posted in - Family on May 11th, 2014 3 Comments

Happy, happy, happy Mother’s Day! My very talented brother-in-law Eric made this short film to honor moms and all the women who nurture and influence and shape us. Isn’t it beautiful?

It’s been a full-to-bursting weekend …

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A Mother’s Day Book List

By Posted in - General on May 7th, 2014 40 Comments

Mother’s Day always makes me think of books—maybe because of all the things that are so very different about my mother and I, one way we’re absolutely one thousand percent the same is that …

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On Laundry & Love Stories

By Posted in - General on April 29th, 2014 39 Comments

If I have learned anything at all this year, it’s that marriages never get better on accident, and they never get better on leftovers.

I chatted with a new friend in Nashville last week. She …

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On Vulnerability & Cats

By Posted in - General on April 16th, 2014 32 Comments

So I asked Twitter & Facebook friends for a blog topic that was non-boring, and the very first response was VULNERABILITY.

Done. Everyone, it seems, is talking about vulnerability right now, which is fantastic. I credit …

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Why I Love Thursday Nights

By Posted in - General on March 19th, 2014 47 Comments

 

You know I believe friendship is God’s greatest evidence of himself here on earth.  You know I believe everyone needs a home team: a go-to, show-up, middle of the night, come-in-without-knocking tribe …

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All the Things

By Posted in - General on January 16th, 2014 36 Comments

I know, I know. It’s January 16th. We’re well into a brand spanking new 2014, but I’m still catching up. Nothing about the end of December and the beginning of January went according to plan–although …

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Merry Christmas!

By Posted in - General on December 24th, 2013 11 Comments

Merry Merry Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

This year was a feast: full to bursting with moments and experiences and conversations that I’ll keep in my heart …

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Present Over Perfect

By Posted in - General on December 10th, 2013 19 Comments

This is a repost, because it’s that time again. The phrase I’m keeping with me through this season: PRESENT OVER PERFECT.

Here we are, Christmastime. T-15 days until the big day, and if …

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New Liturgy Giveaway Winners

By Posted in - General on December 9th, 2013 2 Comments

First, when you have a few minutes, please read through the comments–they’re amazing! So many stories of how people have experienced God’s presence and the places that have become holy ground along the way. Wow.

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