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last. (five minute friday)

last. (five minute friday)

The last ingredient in the recipe. The last line in a book. The last button on a shirt. Yeah, it’s the last, but it’s part of the whole. So maybe that’s what makes the last obstacle feel so scary. The last hurdle, the last step. The last block in your run. The last read-through before … Continue reading

wait, I have a blog? (and a giveaway)

wait, I have a blog? (and a giveaway)

Yes, I do in fact have a blog. But you couldn’t tell, could you? This season has been a busy one and it’s not that I’m complaining. Things with the business are growing in a good way and I’m humbled. My sweet friend Holley started a recent blog post like this: I’m in one of … Continue reading

the free pass (wedded wednesdays guest post)

the free pass (wedded wednesdays guest post)

{We need to get talking about what marriage really looks like. In that spirit, we chat about it here once a week, on Wedded Wednesdays.}  Lyli Dunbar was one of the first women I met through the Soli Deo Gloria linkup. And from there, our friendship grew! Lyli tells her story boldy and stands tall … Continue reading

how email filtering has made me happier.

how email filtering has made me happier.

Gmail’s filtering and labeling system is nothing new. Using filters, you can automatically label, archive, delete or forward mail. You know, keep the good and scrap the bad. I’ve had filters in place for many emails over the years. Recently, I put this filtering system into action for my shopping and sale emails. And surprisingly, … Continue reading

what are you risking?

what are you risking?

What are you risking? Break free of the old and pave way for the new, friends. No more of that two-steps-forward-one-step-back insanity. It’s time for three steps forward, no apologies. It’s moving day, friends. Time to move out of the comfort zone. Moving crew right here, clocking in. Where are you going to grow? What … Continue reading

my greatest regret (wedded wednesdays guest post)

my greatest regret (wedded wednesdays guest post)

{We need to get talking about what marriage really looks like. In that spirit, we chat about it here once a week, on Wedded Wednesdays.}  Nikki (Simply Striving) was one of the first women who encouraged me in the blogging world. I can’t even remember what link-up connected us, but I’m sure thankful we’re friends. … Continue reading

on grace, transformation and the other 90%.

on grace, transformation and the other 90%.

Have you heard comedian Tig Notaro’s popular stand-up set? It was hot on the public radio circuit last fall. Tig dealt with a series of illnesses and hospitalizations, a breakup, the sudden death of her mother and a breast cancer diagnosis, all within a handful of months and the set was tragic and hilarious all … Continue reading

what is a copywriter?

what is a copywriter?

In January 2011, I took my freelance writing from an evenings-and-weekends gig to a part-time pursuit. With that transition came my first speed-networking event. Business cards in hand, heels on my feet: I felt ready. The evening went well. But the next day, several emails arrived asking about registration, licensing and trademarks. Oops. I’d been … Continue reading