God welcomes your negative emotions


Yesterday I had the privilege of posting a devotion on Proverbs 31 about honesty with God. I shared about the time I hollered at Him after an ectopic pregnancy. Hundreds of comments poured in, and I read every one. Today as I responded to one of them, I realized something. I thought of some of […]

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You’re not Doomed


Recent studies highlight the effects of childhood trauma, abuse, neglect and sexual abuse on people long after they experienced the events. Long into adulthood, childhood victims share some common traits: Prone to develop depression Cognitive distortion (seeing the world as a dangerous place) Tendency to entertain suicide Anxiety disorders Physical illness Difficulty in relationships Control […]

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Preorder Jesus Every Day & enter to win a VERY COOL Bible


To celebrate the imminent release of Jesus Every Day, I’m giving away four She Reads Truth Bibles. Woot!                 All you have to do is PREORDER Jesus Every Day, then enter using Rafflecopter below. Be sure to save your receipt so you can prove you pre-ordered it. (The […]

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Weinstein: One Good Thing


Jogging through my  neighborhood this morning, I spied a bird’s nest in a crepe myrtle only because its leaves were in the process of shedding. It made me think of exposure. I would never have noticed the nest had it not been for the advent of autumn. All that to say, sometimes the leaves have […]

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Sexual Abuse Resources


If you’re struggling in the aftermath of #MeToo, I have some free and nearly free resources to offer you. Book Resources: This is FREE on Kindle (a novel, not graphic, about sexual abuse recovery) Not Marked– it also has my husband Patrick’s perspective: This is my memoir, Thin Places, where I share my story in […]

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The Problem of Misplaced Outrage


When there is abuse of power, things get wonky. And wrong. We’ve had this experience before, haven’t we? A high profile person, a man in power, who demeans, abuses, coerces, silences and marginalizes women–gets away with unlawful behavior for years. His influence is so strong and fierce, it’s taken a decade for folks to tell […]

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When a Rule-Following Girl Gives Up


Stop Listening to THEM I am not really sure how to articulate this, but I’ll try. I’m reading a book about pseudo science and the food/health/nutrition rules we’ve all heard of. I’ve long been perplexed about how one food can be deemed irredeemable one year, then hailed as a hero the next year (I’m looking […]

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That Time I Crashed Like Elijah


Hi *|FNAME|*, The second annual (and possibly last annual) Restory Conference is finished. My friend Doctor Ralph from New Zealand reminded me of a good story today after I’d sent my prayer team a rather gloomy email about how I felt in the aftermath of Restory. (The conference actually went very well, but for whatever […]

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What You’ll Experience at the Restory Conference


I get a lot of questions about the Restory Conference. Who is it for? What will happen when I get there? Why should I go? (They don’t ask that outright, but it underlies their other questions). Are there discounts? What if I’m broke and want to go? How can I support this even if I […]

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90% off ALL my writing products


This short and sweet post highlights ALL my digital writing products. You’ll get them all for a heavily discounted rate for one week. Yep, just until next Tuesday August 8th. Here’s what you’ll get: Learn how to strategically launch your book–a checklist of nearly EVERYTHING you need to do it well. For those struggling with […]

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