pursuing dreams

Two friends who impacted my life (and why you need these kind of people in yours)

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Years ago, when I first started pursuing my dream to write children’s books, I pretty much did it in isolation. I thought I had to be published to call myself a writer, so I worked hard to make that happen. I studied the craft of writing, alone. I researched the marketplace, alone. I sent my manuscripts […] Read more…

Here’s the article I wrote (and three ways to strengthen YOUR personal brand)

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I’ve gotten several requests for the full text to the article I wrote about personal branding this month (the link posted in Facebook takes you to the entire magazine, not the specific article). So here it is! Feel free to share with friends. I’m excited by the response to this topic and how many of […] Read more…

My favorite moment at LIFT, the behind-the-scenes scoop, and my thanks to YOU

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It was an amazing night at LIFT, filled with many great moments. But my favorite one was when Dayna from Exalt came up to our team and shared that they received over $1,085 in donations from attendees. Exalt falls under the Idaho Coalition for Justice and does amazing outreach to help local girls working in […] Read more…

5 things to consider when your path seems stalled…

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  Pursuing your dreams is exhilarating, but it can also be challenging. Especially when things aren’t happening as quickly or as smoothly as you thought they would. If you’re at a place in your path where you feel like your dreams have stalled, here are five things to consider: 1. Are your expectations realistic? When I […] Read more…

When you feel like it’s too late to pursue your dream…

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Early in my journey as a writer, when I first set out to pursue my dream of becoming an author, I dug out an old box that my mom had saved from my high school years. At the bottom, buried under dried prom and homecoming flowers, my graduation cap and gown, and pictures upon pictures of high […] Read more…

What will you do with your 168 hours?

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“We all have 168 hours in a week and one life to live.” I look at those words written by Jessica Turner at Ann Voskamp’s blog and I pause. 168 hours. When you say a week, it sounds like a week – routine and packed with this, that and the other thing. But when you break it […] Read more…

Finding Your Dreams in His Story

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Life is a story and each day is a new page, and even though that sounds totally cliché, the ironic thing is, when we stop trying to figure it all out—when we shift from pursuing our dreams for our own agenda to being available for God to use to reach out to others, we start to see—to […] Read more…

The video from my MOPS webinar (and a quick update)

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It was so much fun to talk about pursuing your dreams on MOPS International’s Let’s Talk, Darling program last week! You can click here or on the image below to check out the video: 5 Things You Can Do to Discover and Pursue Your Dreams. I love how these webinars from MOPS give moms a […] Read more…