Top 10 Posts of 2013

fireworks

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I was so overwhelmed by the comments, shares, and emails from my recent post about Phil Robertson, that I felt I needed a hiatus from blogging. After my post hit 50,000 readers in less than 48 hours, I was overwhelmed and decided the best way to handle it […]

Win an iPad Mini!

Real Men Don't Text IPad Mini Giveaway

The time has come for you to order your copy of Real Men Don’t Text! In just seven short weeks, our baby will be in stores. I cannot tell you how much your support of this book has meant over the past year. Preorder sales are critical to the success of this book–will you help […]

Spiders, Real Emergencies, & ‘Mitten Packing’

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Anyone observing my erratic behavior over the past week would have concluded that I have gone mental.  I can assure you I will be back to my normal, non-paranoid state quite soon (dear God, please?), but I must first tell you the back story. It all started with a teeny, tiny spider on our dust […]

2 Years, My Love

You carried my backpack for miles on this hike in the Alps (such a servant).

Dearest Husband, It was just two short years ago that we said “I do” under the birch trees in your parent’s backyard. It’s hard to believe isn’t it? These past two years have been so full of joy. My heart overflows just thinking about how lucky I am to be your wife; to laugh our […]

Love Runs 5K & Other Things I Love

Love Runs Remote 5K TShirt

Occasionally, I just need to make a list of things I love around the internet. Here goes! LOVE RUNS Remote 5k In lieu of presents and parties for her 30th birthday, my friend Ally Vesterfelt is raising $30,000 to build a classroom in Gulu, Uganda with Bob Goff and Restore International. Pretty amazing, right? This […]

Babies, American Idol, and Writing

Writing Heart

When I dreamed about the life of a writer, I somehow imagined more security, perhaps more fist-bumps at trendy restaurants, and definitely less criticism. Oh I was wrong! Last week, when I wrote the post, Your Body is Not the Problem, I barely slept after reading some of the comments. I was riddled with insecurity. […]

Top 10 Posts of 2012

Fireworks

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. Michael and I are holed up here at his parents house working on our manuscript. It’s wonderful to be around family this time of year and have some time off work. Also, I have an announcement! I have been chosen to be a featured writer for Prodigal Magazine. Very […]

Merry Christmas!

Love on Christmas

On this busy Christmas Eve, may you take a moment today to rejoice in the birth of Our Savior. Nothing in all the world — not death, not sorrow, bad relationships, nor horrible mistakes — can separate us from His love. When we were helpless, Jesus came to earth for us. What a glorious Savior! […]

How *Not to Help All the Single Ladies | A Clarification

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Dear Ladies, When this article popped up on the Christianity Today blog for women last week calling my post a ‘Cosmo checklist’, a prime example of how *not to help single women, I felt terrible! I want to apologize if my post 10 Reasons He’s Not Calling You made you feel at fault for your […]

“OHHHH. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BABY?”

Image of Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride

I am pregnant?! My muddled thoughts came screeching to this conclusion. The morning sickness, the “weight gain”, the craving for sweets—I’m definitely pregnant. Enter panic from stage left. You know in Runaway Bride when she’s about to actually make it down the isle, starts to panic, and her best friend gives her a brown paper bag […]