Tag Archives | friends

Pierced!

Yep, Ginger! I did it. (Ginger is my cute, hipster friend in NY who is already pierced. Ginger, if you’re reading this, please know I didn’t copy you…I know how that goes…) So, yeah. The nose is officially pierced. Did it hurt? Yep. Is it cute? Yep. The only fear? We have lunch today with […]

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Beauty in 103

God is so good. We’ve been loved well here in Texas. I’m utterly infatuated with Texans, particularly those dear folks who go to our church. We’ve been here nearly a week. People have watched our kids, taken us out to eat (thank you to all of you), invited us into their homes, and mostly they […]

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NY, NY

We made it! We are now checking our emails at our dear friends’ JR and Ginger’s apartment in NY. So cool. What a blessing it was to catch up with them. We’re really looking forward to attending their church today. As fellow church planters, we have the kind of fellowship I think we both need […]

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Staff Conference Wednesday: Self Deception

Whenever my friend Hud speaks, I listen. Those of you who have read my books can read Hud’s fingerprints all over my text. He’s a deep thinker, a lover of God and people, and his insights really help me navigate this crazy life. Today he spoke of self-deception. Hmmm. Self-deceiving? Moi? Hud said this: “The […]

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Beautiful Blogging with Buddies!

Welcome to the Carnival of Beauty, established by Sallie at A Gracious Home. This week’s topic is The Beauty of Blogging. I’m so thrilled to have y’all come on over and take a sampling of some of the best blogging (about blogging!) on the blogosphere. It’s a carnival, folks, so stick around, throw a few […]

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Anne Lamott

…That gal cracks me UP! And usually I enjoy her alarming humor and her Jesusy phraseology. But a friend alerted me to a recent article Anne wrote that made me sad. Let me know what you think.

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A Summer Sale for Writers

My friend Camy Tang does manuscript critiques and is running a sale for her services: The Story Sensei Summer Sale – A writers’ summer event! From now until July 15th, I will be holding a fabulous contest for my Story Sensei critique service. I will draw the names of TWO lucky winners! They will each […]

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Blogging 101: Marketing

Jill, in my last post, asked for blogging advice. So, here are some relevant tips for blogging AND marketing. I hope this helps, Jill! Since I live in France and make my living (if you can call it that at this stage in my career) selling books in America, I’ve had to become creative in […]

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Path to Publication Part Ten

I packed my bags to Mount Hermon in the spring of 2003. I shared a room with my friends Sandra and Leslie. On the plane, Leslie asked me what I hoped to accomplish at Mount Hermon. I said something about finding a publisher. “Don’t you want an agent?” “I guess. Are they really that important?” […]

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First Service a Success

First Service a Success

Thank you, Lakepointe, for printing our banners! Julia wanted to help. She put candles in votive holders (with a smile!). We set up the room cafe style. This is how the table tops looked. The bulletins and other information was placed inside the buckets. Sophie and friends. Guitar player and worship friend, Barnaby! How the […]

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