The Definition of Success


Today’s the day. LAUNCH DAY. The new, revamped This Is Your Life podcast with Michael Hyatt is now LIVE. You can listen to the episode via iTunes or watch the video of the entire recording. {Or, if you happen to be my parents, you can do both. Simultaneously. With a small group of neighbors, friends […]

Quote: E. M. Bounds

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A couple months ago, when neck deep in cancer-surgery recovery, a newish friend sent me a care package filled with books. We’d only “met” on Facebook, but otherwise knew little of each other. Still. Books. She knew me well enough. One in particular caught my eye right away and has become a near daily part of […]


You know when you have crazy good news but you can’t share it? And then, after keeping a lid on it for too many weeks, you feel like a tupperware container filled with too many mashed potatoes? Exactly. I’m at the bursting point. But I have good news for the good news: It’s finally time to spill […]

Six Words

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The lesson came packaged in a card. A homemade card, with a colored-pencil picture of a child on the front and these words: “Sending you mighty prayers.” Inside, handwritten messages filled both sides of the fold and the back. Fifty-one of them in all. FIFTY-ONE. In pencil, pen, and colored pencil. Names I didn’t recognize—stranger’s names—ended […]

In Search of a Good Memoir {UPDATED}

I love a good memoir. mem·oir ˈmemˌwär,-ˌwôr/ noun (1) a historical account or biography written from personal knowledge or special sources. (2) An essay on a learned subject. Well-written, page-turning stories of real people doing real life. I’ve always been a fiction reader. Novels comprise 75% of my reading material. But memoir (when done well) is […]