Monday, January 27, 2014

New Season, New Home

Hey friends,

As of mid-January 2014, I have officially transitioned over to my new website and blog space at I would love for you to follow me over there and hang out with me. I'm excited for this new season as my first book, Shaken, launches and I prepare for edits on the next book in the series.

Journeying with you,

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

One Word 2014 - Embrace

This year, I vow to fight fear with faith, to love fiercely, live passionately, work diligently, and create with abandon.

I vow to embrace change with a full heart, knowing my Father is constant.

I vow to live a life worthy of the calling given to me in Christ, to seek help over my own independence, choose prayer over my pride, and live in honesty and authenticity with those around me.

I vow to choose boldness over insecurity for the righteous are as bold as a lion.

I vow to choose stillness over busyness of spirit, knowing He in control and the author of peace.

Above all, I vow to trust each step to the One who is good and faithful and holy and true no matter the circumstance.

I vow to fully EMBRACE 2014.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fight For It

My life will change in the next month. Well really this year.

My first book, Shaken, releases February 4. The second book is due to the publisher at the same time. I should be moving and grooving. Should be making plans, dreaming big, marketing, promoting, and all around enjoying this crazy fun answer to prayer and success of my dream. And I am.

But I'm terrified. Self-doubt cripples my creativity. Time marches on, creating apathy. There just aren't enough hours in the day. And I just can't do it.

Man, that's the evil one. I have to fight. Fight because this is more than a dream. It's a calling. Fight because even if it impacts one, it is well worth it. Fight because others need to know that the Lord answers prayer in crazy ways beyond our imaginations. I couldn't have dreamed for this exact outcome. I must fight. And I'm reminded of the picture in Psalm 34 that the righteous are as bold as a lion.

Because of that, I will develop the heart of a warrior like the characters in my book. I will remember who I am, whose I am, and where this dream came from. I'll remember I'm not doing this alone. And I'll remember I have a whole team of loved ones fighting with me against discouragement and apathy.

Most of all, I'll remember that success in the world's eyes is not the standard of success in God's eyes. So, I'll fight to be faithful to that which He has called me to. Here's to my next great adventure!

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