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It all started last summer. I’d read things online and in my Bible, and my heart would cry out. “God, I know prayer is the most powerful tool we have, but I also want to DO something. I want to love women in a tangible way…women who are alone, worrying, in need.”

But, in this season of my life, I am saturated by the church. I LOVE God’s church, so don’t read that as a negative thing. I feel like God gives us seasons of being hedged in by His followers for specific individualized reasons…though, those reasons all have the same end result. To be built up, so we can go back out.

I have lived my seasons of being saturated by the world. Going to work and burning myself, only to turn around and two coworkers ask, “is that it? we were wondering if you’d cuss, being a Christian and all.” It was a season of eyes constantly watching…she says all this, but is it real? Will she live it?

Then, He brought me inside my home. I homeschool, I teach at church, I serve at church, I’m surrounded by believers. And I thought, “how can I ever help those women?! God?? What do you want me to do?? Do you want us to leave our church and go somewhere with more physical needs?” He was quiet about it. I felt stuck.

Turns out? He was working on it all along. I wrote my book, and published it, and focused on that. Not until this weekend did it hit me. Within it lies my outreach for this season! So, guess what?!

If you choose to use my book for a women’s group study of 5 or more women, if you contact me before ordering, I will send you your books for FREE with the understanding that you take that money that would have been spent on the books ($10 each) and find one single mother in your area. You bless her with that money, and I’ll bless you with the books! What do you think? Deal?! 


Stuffed Envelopes…

So this is what I spent part of my day doing…



My copies of this book have been stuck in winter storms repeatedly all through the country while I anxiously watched the tracking. We have another winter storm coming tomorrow and I was so scared they’d get stuck again, but they didn’t! Praise the Lord! So today, I signed books and stuffed little pieces of my heart into envelopes, hoping and praying that they’ll be enjoyed when they reach their destination. Want to know more about the book? Head over to the book page! 🙂

Book Release Party & Giveaway!!!–CLOSED

Today is the day!!! After lots of work and editing, oh my word, the editing…my book finally released today!!! It’s available as an ebook on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks (though the latter two have had just a bit of diva-like tendencies today, but customer service has assured me that it’ll be fixed soon and we’ll be good to go!). In February, it’ll be available in print on Amazon, as well as through the site www.identitybehindthemask.com! (Excuse the excessive use of exclamation marks in this post. they will come often. !!)

To celebrate this huge date that seemed like it would NEVER arrive, I’m giving away some of my favorite things! Think Oprah, but with way less budget. 😉

The prizes will be:

Movie tickets for 2. Date night anyone??

The DVD Moms Night Out. (Have you seen it? oh my word, I laughed and cried all through it. so good)

A Starbucks gift card. (I’m a plain latte kind of girl. you?)

boho bagthis super cute boho bag!


this watch that I’m so in love with. Never mind the fact that it’s the exact same color as the one I always wear. It has stripes and gold and would be so cute in the spring! love it so much


these earrings…umm, not sure what’s going on with the image. but maybe it’s because my girls have been obsessed with mermaids as of late, but aren’t they cute and mermaid-like. ha!

and the last giveaway, but definitely not least ;), I’ll be giving away 3 print copies of my book!!! Your Identity Behind the Mask 🙂

To enter, share this post on facebook, instagram, or twitter and share the url link in a blog post comment! that’s it! hope you win! MAKE SURE TO POST A COMMENT IN THIS POST SHARING THE LINK TO WHERE YOU SHARED!

That’s EIGHT prizes!!! I’ll go in order that I posted the prizes using random. Giveaway begins now and ends at midnight tomorrow night! I’ll post the winners and email them each when it closes tomorrow (Jan 20th) night!


Using Random to generate numbers, I started from the top of the list down!

The movie tickets go to number 4, Meagan!

Moms Night Out DVD is # 14! Megan!

Starbucks gift card is #1! Deborah!

The bag is #7! Erica!

The watch is #2! mommagoad57!

The earrings are #13! Tracy!

And the 3 free print copies of my book go to #’s 8, 9, & 5! Kati, Sherry, & Justine!

Thanks so much for entering everyone! It was really really fun to generate the numbers and scroll to see which names went with each number and prize! I’ll be contacting you each to get you your prizes!

guess what…

guess what…

Sometimes, the turns in life surprise everyone…sometimes, they can even surprise yourself.  This is one of those times.  

I am releasing my heart on a topic in January as an ebook titled Your Identity Behind the Mask: Discovering Who You Are in Christ.

I majored in English BA in college so though I sat in classes full of people that dreamed of writing books, I was pretty sure I’d never come close to such a feat.  (In fact, I wasn’t so sure I’d ever use that major for anything)

I thought that when the time came for someone to announce a book, it would be loud and rushed with excitement. However, though there is excitement, there is also quiet.  It’s a funny thing, pouring yourself out and sitting it quietly before others.  While half of my heart wants to jump and shout, the other half wants to hide in my bedroom under my covers. I’m filled with joy that I have this opportunity to share what God has been showing me, but I am also feeling vulnerable and small for now.

I’m sure that there will be much more jumping and excitement as the release date approaches. Maybe even some giveaways here to celebrate the day of 😉

Stay tuned as I begin to share a summary and samples as the big day approaches! And thank you so much for peeping in to take a look at the new cover. I really do feel small and meek in announcing this book and each comment and encouragement has meant the world. 🙂