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Why 78 ebooks & spring cleaning aren’t polar opposites

I‘ve loved the discussions we’ve had on Facebook the past few weeks about spring cleaning—how you’re dealing with it, what overwhelms you, your struggles, your victories. Since I’m neck-deep in decluttering as we prepare our nest for a year in storage, what with our Big Trip looming ever closer, I’m right there with you. It’s (read more…)

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Surprised by Motherhood

Surprised by Motherhood

I was never one of those girls who dreamed of becoming a mom. I mean, I always assumed I would eventually, but it wasn’t a dream of mine. It was more of a practical thought—down the road I’d do the mom thing. Which is one of the reasons I resonated so much with my friend (read more…)

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Courage to change (which sometimes means going to rehab)

I grip my boarding pass tightly and stare at the bar-code as if I can somehow decipher the meaning behind the lines, trace the trajectory that led me here—trembling in an airport, waiting to board my plane to a Northern California treatment center. I’m going to rehab because it’s been a decade since I left (read more…)

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preemptive love

Preemptive Love

It was about a year ago at a dinner party when I met Jeremy Courtney. He was visiting to speak at our church, and we were invited to our friends’ house to enjoy a community dinner and get to know this young guy who was in town from Iraq, of all places. We sat by (read more…)

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Blue Bike: the official pre-ordering & giveaway awesomeness

Alright guys… this is it. It’s officially less than a month until Notes From a Blue Bike is released into the world and available for your bookshelves. And? That makes me giddy and nervous and humbled as all get out. It’s pretty commonplace to see book launches on the Internet these days—it seems like there’s (read more…)

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