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you don’t give your heart in pieces

“Unreserved, unrestrained / Your love is wild, Your love is wild for me. It isn’t shy, it’s unashamed. / Your love is proud to be seen with me.” “Pieces” – Bethel Worship Sometimes you can hear the same song dozens of times, and that 31st time, it takes on a brand new meaning. When I first listened to “Pieces” by Bethel Worship,

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{friday mixing bowl} fall favorites, part 339829

I will never pretend to have any chill about fall. Even though I’m still wearing soccer shorts and drinking breakfast smoothies here in Oklahoma, it’s OU/Texas weekend, I put a new fall-ish doormat out, and the pumpkin patch is open for the season! At least the smell of fireplace on my 85-degree walk through the

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That’s When I Knew pre-order + FREEBIES

I’m so excited to announce that my novella, That’s When I Knew, originally published in the Love at First Laugh collection last year, got a pretty new makeover and will be released individually on October 1! It’s available on Amazon for a special pre-order price of 99 cents, and to show my appreciation for my amazing

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the long game: now available for pre-order!

Exciting news, friends: My novella, “The Long Game” is now available for pre-order with the Once Upon a Laugh collection on Amazon Kindle! Even better? The whole collection (8 inspirational romantic comedies) is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time. I am so excited to introduce you to Ryan and Annie and the rest

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{friday mixing bowl} favorites lately

It’s been a minute since I did one of these on the blog, but I do send it out once a month in my newsletter! Here are some of my lately favorites: The hardcover versions (gorgeous gray and coral) of my favorite CSB She Reads Truth Bible are 50% at Lifeway today! This isn’t sponsored

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what I learned in 2017

  I should open this post in disbelief that it’s already 2018, but I was ready. My fresh start began toward the end of the year, and I couldn’t be more excited about what’s changing and what’s to come. Here in Oklahoma, it’s a balmy 16 degrees, and you can find me curled up with

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on time management + the best-laid schemes

“Am I being led by love or pushed by fear?” – Emily P. Freeman With the help of my Lara Casey / Cultivate What Matters Powersheets, I have been identifying big goals and little goals every month to help make sure I’m answering that question right. While it’s good to see a framework of how

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NaNoWriMo resources

Tools: NaNoWriMo word count calculator: Click that link and download an Excel file (or save to your own Google Drive by selecting Make a Copy). When you enter your Word Count each day, it will help keep track of your total and how much you need per day to stay on track! (You can also download

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