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When Saying No Means Yes

Step on up to the front porch and welcome Kirsten from Sweet Tea & Saving Grace. We’re blog friends and heart sisters because y’all know you’ve heard me say this before — no is a word I need to use more often. Check out Kirsten’s site sometime this week. Her content and heart are sweeter… Continue reading When Saying No Means Yes

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Why I Can’t Coupon,Wrangle Laundry, and Write a Book at the Same Time

This week alone my three-year-old dressed himself three times. Each time we had to negotiate a change of shirt or shorts or underwear because he was dressing himself from the dirty laundry pile on the floor. We ran out of milk, lunch meat, bread, peanut butter, and fruit all on the same day. I packed… Continue reading Why I Can’t Coupon,Wrangle Laundry, and Write a Book at the Same Time

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Because Hurry is No Posture for Anyone

Unless there’s an emergency. Hurry is allowed then. I spent last week in the company of great writers at the Florida Christian Writers Conference (you can head over here if you want to know why I go to writers conferences). Our keynote speaker was Robert Benson who can talk eucharist and Yankee baseball in the… Continue reading Because Hurry is No Posture for Anyone

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Personality Tests, Surrender, and Dear Mr. Knightley

Why, yes that is a new header and logo. Thank you to my sweet friend Merideth who blesses me with her talent. Lately, I’ve been learning a few things about myself. Back in the spring the Splickety staff used the test at 16Personalities to discuss how different–and alike–we all are. I’ve realizedĀ for awhile now (pretty… Continue reading Personality Tests, Surrender, and Dear Mr. Knightley

31 Days: Fear

Because Failure Is What I Fear Most: 31 Days

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was nine years old. That’s when my parents put a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie in my hands, and I thought, I could do this too. Tell stories. String words together to form images and persons and tears. Send someone into a… Continue reading Because Failure Is What I Fear Most: 31 Days