The Current State of My Life

I’m writing to you from a cluttered desk and with a cluttered mind. I’m writing to you not as a writer but as a woman whose plans are being rerouted one by one, and she is like a GPS chanting “recalculating” while the car just keeps driving forward in the direction she didn’t plan.

Ever have that feeling?

The world keeps spinning and you would like it to stop or at least slow down because the dizziness is getting worse?

I had a plan for this summer. For writing, for work, for child rearing, for home tending, for discipling. And every blessed one of them has been rerouted. Continue reading “The Current State of My Life”

Must-Read Quotes from Uncage My Brave to encourage dreamers

First and foremost, I have great news, friends! Uncage My Brave is now available for Kindle. To the three people who have asked me when this would happen, happy day to you!

Secondly, let’s talk reader reactions to the now-two-month-old little libro.

Since Uncage My Brave‘s release, I’ve been blessed to receive comments from readers about their favorite passages.

Pause here and reflect on the meaning of this with me:

To publish something is one thing. To have my words resonate with someone else – to share an emotion or thought with someone as if it were their own – is the lifeblood of a writer’s existence. Continue reading “Must-Read Quotes from Uncage My Brave to encourage dreamers”

Remembering why I chase this dream: Eryn Lynum’s response to discouragement

The numbers don’t always add up. The business sometimes has such a thin margin, Eryn Lynum wonders if it is worth the heartache.

Rationality – practicality – may seem to push her toward making another choice, but Eryn won’t stop chasing this dream. CAN’T stop chasing this dream. Continue reading “Remembering why I chase this dream: Eryn Lynum’s response to discouragement”

When God nudges you to new: The birth of ETCH with Carrie Flener

Carrie Flener felt something was missing. With her youngest child entering preschool, she sensed God was nudging her to do something in addition to mom duties. However, after being a stay-at-home mom for the previous 9  years and having moved several times because of her husband’s job in television news, she knew her resume would not open many career doors in the traditional way.

A self-starter, she had run an Etsy shop for a time while her kids were little, as well as an in-home bread business for a season. She enjoyed the flexibility the ventures had offered, and she entertained the notion of starting her own business, though no idea stood out to her.

“I longed for more, but wasn’t sure what that looked like,” she said. Continue reading “When God nudges you to new: The birth of ETCH with Carrie Flener”

Overcoming the Fear: April Tillery on finding her way to a blossoming dream

Fear is a four-letter word. For good reason. No word keeps a winged dreamer from flying like fear does.

April Tillery knows the weight of fear well.

“I really struggled with fear of lack for a long time,” she said. Lack of not being enough or having enough. Lack of time, resources, opportunity, potential customers. Everything.

Fear kept this wife and mom of five from freely following the nudges from God to step outside her comfort zone and discover His dream for her life. Continue reading “Overcoming the Fear: April Tillery on finding her way to a blossoming dream”