November 25th, 2011
I’m still on the hunt for something to add light to my spirit this advent season (any book recommendations?), but for my babes, we’re going to give Amanda’s wonderful looking new eBook, Truth in the Tinsel, a try.
“This ebook will lead you and your children on your own experience through the Christmas Story. You’ll take a few minutes each day in reading the Christmas Story directly from the Bible, making a fun ornament craft and talking about it together.” -Amanda
It looks very promising, and even though I’m not a craft person, my six year old is. Truth in the Tinsel should be right up her alley.
So…what are you doing to slow down and reflect more on the Savior this advent season?
November 22nd, 2011
*This giveaway is now closed*
Winner announced at end of post
I have a ticket to the Re:Write conference with one of your names on it.
Re:Write is a conference for writers who are looking for ways to expand their platform and earn money from their writing.
Oh, and when I say “writer” I mean you. Yes you, the one who doesn’t think you are “writer enough” for that title. If you write, whether a blog, in a journal, on keys, you are a writer. But re:write isn’t your typical writing conference; it isn’t about just honing your craft, it’s about learning and growing and stretching and earning an income with your writing.
It’s about getting insights from “been there, done that” speakers who want to help you with blogging, social media, self-publishing, self-marketing and more.
And I have the privilege of being one of those speakers.
I love love love helping people get their message to a larger audience, and I would love to personally help you. But first things first, we’ve got to get you to the conference!
If you are available March 2-4, 2012, and can get to San Diego, CA, then you can enter for a chance to win a full conference pass to Re:Write (access to all keynotes and sessions, meal package, and a gift bag) PLUS a one hour coffee-date with me where I can help you develop your plan for growing your reach, putting out an eBook, and/or marketing your message.
- Peruse the Re:Write conference website and then come back and leave a comment letting me know why you want to attend Re:Write. That’s it. Tell me your why.
This contest ends Monday, November 28th at 9pm EST.
Follow Re:Write on Twitter here.
“Like” Re:Write on Facebook here.
If you use Google Chrome and can’t access the re:write website,do this – it’s an EASY fix, I promise!
Pssst…take 10% off your registration with code: SarahMae (good through December 31st).
There is NO way I could choose the winner myself-you all are passionate and beautiful and dreamers…you all should be there! So, Random.org had to choose (um, that’s really kind of like God choosing, right?) and Random.org chose…
(please email me!)
Hope to see many of you there-remember to use code: SarahMae for 10% off!
November 20th, 2011
I completely understand how one becomes addicted to a substance.
For me, if I were to indulge myself, that would probably be alcohol. I assume this because my mother is an alcoholic. I vowed never to be like her.
But I am.
I am like her. I’m like the her before she took the drink. I’m tired. I don’t know how to live my life. I’m overwhelmed. I love my children intensely. I have no idea, some days, how on earth I am going to parent them.
It would be easy to start with a glass of wine. A little something to numb the mundane of life.
Because I’m just so tired.
My spirit is that of a ragamuffin. I will never have it “together”…and I’ll never pretend to. In the words of Moses, I’m not eloquent of speech. I wonder why God is using me for His glory when there are so many better than I to use. But that is not really here nor there. The point is,
I’m not going to drink.
Or numb out with whatever.
I’m just going to be tired. I’m going to just walk, slowly, one day at a time as the Spirit makes me holy.
My hands are up.
All is grace.
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification…” 1 Thessalonians 4:3
Photo: My mom and me
November 16th, 2011
I am VERY excited for my friend Crystalwho just happens to have written a book for EVERY MAMA who wants to be a smart home economist (The Money Saving Mom’s Budget-Slash Your Spending, Pay Down Your Debt, Streamline Your Life, and Save Thousands a Year). I love love love Crystal and her book, which is available for pre-order right now. BUT that’s not the exciting news. If you pre-order the book or just spread the word about her new book, you can get a copy of this for FREE:
Click here to read all about it and how you can get your free copy. SCORE!
And then there is this, perfect for Thanksgiving (if you’re anything like me, a scatter brain with planning but you love to be hospitable):
And last but not least, my friend June (who I did an interview with here) wrote and released an eBook a while ago that I have been meaning to share with you all!
June is sweet and strong and wise and gentle. I know her. She has a heart to encourage mamas in the good things, and I’m thankful for her. You can find her book, True Christian Motherhood, as a PDF here or on Kindle here.
November 7th, 2011
Core Lies is now available on Amazon for Kindle. It is only $2.99 and all of the profits will go to Navigator staff, Dave and Cathy Bowman, who graciously allowed me to publish the information they taught me.
Core Lies will always be available for free as a PDF.
(If you’ve read Core Lies, would you consider taking two minutes and leaving a review here? Thank you!)
November 7th, 2011
Kindred spirits enjoying some chocolate at the Relevant conference
We talked on the phone before the conference and said we would surely make time to have coffee together.
But as the hours and days passed during the conference, we never did get that time together…something always came up (on my end), conference details needed attended to, people needed to share their stories (which I loved hearing every one of them-such a blessing).
Finally, on the last night of the conference, Logan and I got about five minutes to sit down together before the whirlwind took me up again. We ate chocolate. We connected. Not enough time. But then she told me that her flight was cancelled, and I was all, “come to my house!” and she was all, “really?” I would finally get to have that coffee with her…and there would be no rush.
After a crazy morning of trying to leave the hotel, we were finally in a car together heading to my home, and that is when I found out that she was an interior decorator. A “for real” one. We sat in my sparsely decorated living and talked about how to make it comfy, but also artsy. She was full of ideas, and being the spontaneous kindred that we are, we jumped up and went to Target. :)
90 minutes and only $359 later, she had taken this:
and turned it into this:
She is amazing. Now you may notice that we are short a few pillows, but I went ahead and ordered them so the room would be complete..
I love my living room now. Everytime I walk by it, I swoon. Seriously.
If any of you are looking for an intuitive interior designer who knows her stuff, I HIGHLY recommend the super talented, beautiful soul, Logan.
Thank you friend! I’m so thankful to have met you! When can you fly in to do the rest of my house?! ;)
November 2nd, 2011
My friend Laura has created a new eBook for bloggers…
(Email subscribers - click here to watch – trust me, it’s a good one!)
Thank you Laura for such a wonderful resource!!!!