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Please vote on a new cover!

I would really appreciate your help this week. I’ll have another post tomorrow with three other covers (for another book). Would you be so kind as to vote on a cover? Just tell me what you like in the comments. Thanks!

This is for my ebook Live Uncaged, which will replace my current cover on Amazon. It’s a shorter book about how to live the uncaged, freedom-infused life you’ve always wanted.








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Misfitten Me

When she craned her neck just so and smirked, I shuddered. It was a look I knew, a comical disdain. “I think it’s cute that you put eyeliner all the way around your eyes. No one really does that.”

I shrunk into myself. The scene? Backstage at a restaurant I worked in during college. The girl? A with-it waitress who personified cool to me. To have her backhandedly “compliment” me stung.

That night, I went home and stared in the mirror. I had no idea what I did with my eyeliner was wrong. And…

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The Best Ever Gift Guide for Book Lovers!

I’m really excited about sharing my favorite books from the last year. My hope is that some of these gems you haven’t heard of yet, and I get the supreme privilege of introducing you to them. So, shake hands with awesome books, friends!

If you’re interested in the book, simply click the book cover.

Business Books:


Darth Vader Day-at-a-glance Moleskine calendar. OK, so this isn’t technically a book one would read, but it is one that will help take your business to the next level in terms of organization….

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Grab Your Free Copy before It’s Not Free

Tomorrow is the last day to get your free copy of Watching the Tree Limbs.

If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle app to your computer, phone, or e reading device.


It’s my sincere prayer that this book would show you the depths of God’s love, reveal the lengths He goes to redeem even the smallest, broken person, and provide a compelling, middle-of-the-night read.

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Crazy Fun Gift Idea: My Words as Art!

Just a quick note to say I’m so excited about seeing my words as art from Red Letter Words. How fun is this sign? You can order it in black, coral, or turquoise (as shown) in two different sizes.

Now the question becomes: Can I live up to these words? Can I (you) learn to be settled in God’s audacious love? Can we believe finally that we have worth? Maybe this sign can serve as a reminder for you or your BFF or your Aunt Mae.



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That time, that exact time, Jesus lifted me

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about feeling burdened...about a worship service, a song, a moment on my knees.

And today, I clicked through to a video of that song, not realizing it was the exact moment, the exact song, at my church. What a blessing to see it go viral.

Maybe today you’re carrying something too heavy. An anvil of pain on your shoulders, your mind, your heart. It’s so large it permeates your soul and crushes against you. It is the elephant in the room, only…

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Find personal victory . . . for $3.99

Just a quick, happy announcement that Beautiful Battle: A Woman’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare is now in ebook, and it’s rocking an awesome cover. Right now I’m offering the 230-page ebook for $3.99.


Beautiful Battle is currently available on Kindle, but if you have other devices, it’s totally cool. Simply download the Kindle app to your device. Here’s a very simple explanation on how to do that.

Here’s hoping your day is great, that the…

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What do I do about my anger at God?

If you’d like to hear me answer this question, click on over at the Uncaged Podcast here.

JS writes:

I too have found myself angry at God lately…and I have found it to be confusing because I know my need for Him and my love for Him, but as I start this healing process I find that my confidence in Him is so badly shaken. I listen to our pastor during worship service and preaching as he mentions the goodness of God, and I feel myself just shut down. I have 3 little ones….

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Wanting God Uncages Us {Guestpost by Lisa Whittle}

I’m so happy/joyful/excited to share with you my dear friend Lisa Whittle. Oh how I love her. Here we are, being friends:


She has a new book out, I Want God, that is a beauty. It’s challenging, amazing, and life altering.


I love how Lisa equates our wanting more of God to FREEDOM. And this blog and little spot on the interwebs is exactly about this. So, here, meet Lisa and her words:

It happens to me sometimes when I…

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God will be with you in cancer. Guest Post.

I’m grateful to have Vivian Mabuni with us today, sharing her very real struggle through breast cancer. I pray this chapter from her book Warrior in Pink blesses you. If you have a friend struggling with this painful diagnosis (or if you are), please pass it on, or take encouragement.

And Vivian has agreed to give one of you peeps a FREE BOOK! Simply comment below to be entered.


“And the LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you….

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