And the Winner is…

By Posted in - General on June 7th, 2013 2 Comments

Congratulations to Angie! You won a fancy French Magimix!

Here’s Angie’s comment: “Summer to me is salsa and hummus time! It’s so much better when you can make those yourself since you usually eat the whole …

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Change the Story

By Posted in - General on May 22nd, 2013 39 Comments

Someone described me recently as “a confident, outgoing mom and a successful writer.” I looked around for who they could possibly be talking about. I can’t even begin to tell you how incredibly far-off that …

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What’s Next?

By Posted in - General on May 1st, 2013 23 Comments

Approximately one second after Bread & Wine released, people started asking me what’s next. Let’s be clear: this is exactly like asking women if they’d like to have more children while they’re still in …

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Giveaway Winner!

By Posted in - General on March 30th, 2013 1 Comments

Congratulations to Holly Bazan! (Hi, Holly!)

who left this comment:

The Saturday before Easter, Grandma June drove all of us kiddos to county roads and handed us large lawn and leaf bags before we hopped out of the …

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Giveaway: A Homemade Year

By Posted in - General on March 27th, 2013 144 Comments

Okay, it’s been ages & ages since we’ve had a giveaway here, and this is one I’m so excited about—consider it a treat for your Easter basket that will arrive just ever-so-slightly after Easter. But …

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Wish We Were Neighbors…

By Posted in - General on March 21st, 2013 51 Comments

It seems like just about every day, I send a text that starts with those four words.

To Annette: “Wish we were neighbors so you could tell me if I should keep these shoes.”

Earlier this week …

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Hymns of The People

By Posted in - General on March 15th, 2013 0 Comments

Our friends Nathan and Nathan and Becky (that’s right—two Nathans!) just released an album, and basically I think you should download itright this second. It’s fantastic.

Becky is a singer and songwriter and worship leader …

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This is How We Do It

By Posted in - General on March 15th, 2013 7 Comments

There’s this pervasive and dangerous myth that those of us who write and blog and maybe speak and travel and post photos of our kids doing cute things are somehow doing all those things at …

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Pumpkin-Banana-Anything Muffins

By Posted in - General on February 21st, 2013 6 Comments photo_2

Oh, it’s been ages since I’ve posted a recipe, hasn’t it? I’m back in action these days. My quest for the perfect healthy-but-still-yummy breakfast treat has been long and arduous, taking me from breakfast cookies …

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Why We Write

By Posted in - General on February 21st, 2013 7 Comments

A writer friend came over yesterday. She’s written a novel. She brought over a fat, beautiful binder full of pages, full of story, and I can’t wait to read it.

We talked about publication and agents …

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