Giving Away SAVOR!

By Posted in - Books & General & Writing on January 21st, 2015 1 Comments

IMG_6587Good morning! Just a super-quick post to tell you something fun: Savor doesn’t come out until March, but my publisher slipped me two copies to share with you today! All you have to do is post on your Instagram, or comment on my Instagram, and tell us one way that you savor the moments–be sure to use the hashtag #SAVOR. At 6pm CST we’ll pick two winners. Savor the day, pals!

 

Stocking the Pond

By Posted in - Writing on January 13th, 2015 42 Comments

After I dropped Mac off at preschool this morning, I Skyped into my friend Jessica’s fifth grade class. They’re working on narrative writing and wanted to talk to a real live writer. They asked fantastic questions …

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Burn the Candles

By Posted in - General on January 5th, 2015 116 Comments

Happy New Year! I’m one of those people who loves resolutions. I make like a million a year. I make them in January. I make them on Tuesdays and in the summer, and in the …

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10 Christmas Favorites

By Posted in - Life on December 3rd, 2014 14 Comments

I really do love the Christmas season–how it pares things down to their essence: the God of the Universe coming to earth in skin, changing everything. I’m thankful for Advent–that our faith tradition makes space for …

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Glimpse

By Posted in - General on November 11th, 2014 28 Comments

 

You know, of course, that I’m trying to learn a new rhythm of living, that I’ve been inching my way into it for two years, that I’m writing a book about that fumbling process.

Let …

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Pumpkin Curry

By Posted in - General on October 21st, 2014 14 Comments IMG_5288

 

Oh, heavens, how long has it been since I’ve posted a recipe? I’ve been working on lots of new recipes, but they’re mostly for Savor–it has more than 20 recipes in it. And the …

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Using Technology to Connect

By Posted in - General on October 13th, 2014 19 Comments

As I’ve said before, I’m so not anti-technology—I love Instagram, & so much of my job involves the lovely wild odd world of the internet. At the same time, I’ve been having lots of conversations lately …

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SIMPLIFY Giveaway Winners!

By Posted in - General on August 21st, 2014 4 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. …

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LESS

By Posted in - General on May 20th, 2014 42 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 29 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 38 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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