The Day After (and why it’s even better than the day of)

Today isn't the big day It's just an ordinary Wednesday. We've got Vacation Bible School tonight. I need to give the dog a bath. And there are errands to be run. I'll spend my morning doing laundry and running the vacuum. I'll spend my afternoon in the car, driving then stopping multiple times to complete all the tasks on my list.  I'll probably forget to eat lunch before I leave the house and will therefore be unable to resist the siren call of the hot sign at Krispy Kreme around 3:30 pm. It ... [Read More]

Happy Book Birthday!! Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most

Y'all! It's here!! I can't believe it is finally July 18 — and Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most is making her appearance in this big old world. But there's some else I want to tell you — this book isn't just for moms. Happy Book Birthday! Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most It's true, while I believe it's a resource that can both encourage and equip girl moms to pray with confidence and boldness. The simple truth is — Praying for Girls ... [Read More]

What If I Fail

You know that thing when I tell people I love to start things and then get bored and quit? I mentioned this fun little personality quirk in my recent conversation with Angie Elkins if you wonder more about it. Anyway ... I had this fleeting thought recently (or maybe it was almost every day for the past month) — Can I quit this book launch thing? Not because it's not fun anymore (which is the normal reason I want to quit things) but because of something far more ominous for overachievers ... [Read More]

10 Ways to Help an Author

This may be one of the most challenging and humbling posts I've ever written.  Because as much as I love sharing what's going on in my life and as much fun as it is to share books I'm reading — it feels a little weird to mix those two. {Which means, there's a pretty good chance by the end of this post my awkwardness will be on full display. Consider yourself forewarned.} So many of you have prayed for and encouraged me as I wrote the manuscript for Praying for Girls: Asking God for the ... [Read More]

{31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl} Philippians 3:8

Welcome to Day 23 of 31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl! Scripture: Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus ... Philippians 3:8 Prayer: Father, train my girl to count EVERYTHING as loss compared to knowing You and Your love! Amen. Some reminders: Join the  community by using this hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Instagam, etc. — #PrayersforGirls Don't forget, every post in this series is indexed — just in case you get behind. The best ... [Read More]

{31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl} Ephesians 4:32

Welcome to Day 10 of 31 Verses to Pray for Your Girl! We're just about 1/3 through this month of praying Scripture for our girls. I hope you have been encouraged by these prayers. Scripture: Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 Prayer: In her life my girl will both need to receive and need to give forgiveness.  Just as You have forgiven her, I pray she will be a generous giver of forgiveness to ... [Read More]