A Merry Christmas Message (+ Special Holiday Book Bundle!)

Dec 17, 2018

The most important moments of life often require the neglecting—at least for a season—of lesser ones.

I’ve had to do a bit of neglecting over the past several months, including this blog. You may have noticed. In fact, many of you wrote to let me know you missed me.

Thank you for that. And, please, forgive me. It wasn’t personal, I assure you. The reason for my extended absence?

I wrote another book.

This makes Book #3, and I have to tell you: It’s perhaps my most important project to date. And the most grueling. It required a deep mining of my soul and story as well as Biblical history, more than I’d done before. It was painful and all-consuming, so much so I had to neglect a few “lesser things” for about ten months.

The good news? The heavy-lifting is finished. And I’m a better, stronger woman for the process. I learned things I couldn’t have learned without writing about it, and parts of my story were healed in the telling of it. When I started, I had no idea where God would lead. But by the end, I felt deep thanks for the light He revealed along the way.

Although I still have edits to complete and a book launch to plan, I can not wait for you two to meet. Mark November 12th on the calendar. It’s a date.

Also, in case you were wondering, we have a title.

Are you ready?

You sure?

Here you go:

Relentless: The Unshakeable Presence of a God Who Never Leaves 

Glory. Go ahead and let that truth soak into your bones like water on dry ground. You are not alone friend, not even close.

Thank you for celebrating with me. Now, before you get back to your holiday celebrating and I return to mine, I have TWO important updates:

1. I recently changed to a NEW Email List Management system. What does that mean for you? Hopefully, not a thing. If you subscribed to receive regular updates, you still are. However, we’re still working out the glitches,. Thank you ahead of time for your patience with the process. And if you haven’t joined our community, why don’t you go ahead and do that now? 2019 promises to be a big year, and I don’t want you to miss a thing.

2. Still looking for a gift for a family member or friend, teacher or neighbor? I’m offering three special Christmas bundles THIS WEEK ONLY: An “Undone Bundle,” an “I Am Bundle,” and the “Ultimate Holiday Book Bundle.” Each gift comes packaged in a beautiful organza bag with a sweet treat and an olive wood cross. NOTE: There’s a story behind the cross, so be sure you check out my Instagram or Facebook account to get the full story.

Merry Christmas, friends. Just as Mary and Joseph neglected many lesser things to make room for the Incarnation, may you and I spend this season letting go of lesser things so that we can make room for what matters most of all.

He IS with us.

With love, Michele


  1. Jerolyn Rosentrater

    Can’t wait for Relentless! God has certainly proven that to me, especially in the last few months. Yes, letting go of lesser thongs is very freeing, hard, but worth it
    Love you and hope you all have a great Christmas!

    • Sharon

      So glad to hear from you again.

    • Michele Cushatt

      Thank you, Jerolyn! You’ve been such a faithful friend for so long. Grateful for you. Merry Christmas!

  2. Linda Hoenigsberg

    I cannot wait for your latest “baby,” Relentless! This is .a message we all need and want. I’m glad you are prioritizing! I need a lesson. 🙂 Merry Christmas, Michele.

    • Michele Cushatt

      It’s hard hard lesson, one I seem to need to learn over and over again! 🙂 Glad we can learn it together. ~MC

    • Michele Cushatt

      ALSO? Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card. MADE MY DAY. xoxoxox

  3. Kimberli Fisher

    Praise!!!! This is why I consider you a mentor. Blessings to you and your family.

    • Michele Cushatt

      An honor, Kimberli. Love doing this life with you.

  4. Damon J. Gray

    Congratulations my friend. What a laudable milestone to hit. I’m very happy for you!


    I am so very excited for you Michele…and for us too! Looking forward to unpacking what God has laid on your heart to share.

  6. Brady Beshear

    Congratulations on your 3rd book, Michele. Writing a book is certainly a labor of love. Writing three books is passion-driven work!

  7. Debra

    So glad to hear from you again–and thrilled about the new book!!!

  8. Darlene Lyons

    So good to hear from you. I have read your book “Undone” 2 times and NO I am not crazy–ha!! Simply ‘soaked’ every word into my heart. So thankful to have come across you during this season of my life. Looking forward to your new book !!!

  9. Debra S

    Hi Michelle, just read the Good News and the date is on my calendar. I also feel thankful for the light He revealed along the way, because now you are passing it on. Looking forward to being on your launch team, when the time comes. Hugs and Merry Christmas!

  10. Cesellie

    Thank you Michelle. I have certainly missed you. Praise God for being faithful and allowing Him to guide your time and your priorities. Love you dearly sweet Christian warrior. May God continue sending his glorious blessings! Merry, merry CHRISTmas. See you in January. Off to check your bundles. ❤❤

  11. Rebekah

    I wish I could buy Relentless today!! Maybe I just need to buy Undone again to tide me over. ? My last copy was thrown out in one of our “mold purge” moves. ? Your writing is a blessing and expresses so much of what my heart struggles to express.

  12. Alice

    Wow! My heart and spirit stood at attention as I read your title for your new book. Michele I can hardly wait to get my hands on it and dive into your journey! I’m so longing for my next chapter to begin! Merry Christmas dear friend, may it be a New Year filled with many moments soaking in His glorious presence!

  13. Ellen Chauvin

    Oh, so exciting! And the TITLE. Cannot wait to read! Marked on my calendar!

  14. Bobbie

    You’re an amazing inspiration, Michele. Can’t wait!

    Thanks for sharing the good news!! Congratulations, and Merry Christmas!

  15. Jenn

    So excited for your new book! Since you first hinted at this one I’ve been checking Amazon for preorder for weeks! Not there yet but I’ll keep looking! Are you doing a launch team or did you just mean preparing to launch as in birth it out to the world? Can’t wait for it to get here!

  16. Lily Kreitinger

    Congratulations!! Thank you for your generosity in pouring out your heart to share His.

  17. Dorothy

    Beautiful! The title is perfect! I wept when I your announcement. I am living God’s unshakable presence during a long and extremely difficult time in my life. You have a way of putting into words what God is already doing in our lives. I know your book will resonate with many souls and bring encouragement and hope to all that read your new book–I can’t wait!

  18. Susan

    Will not miss! God bless this endeavor !

  19. Lori

    I have discovered your book Undone a couple of days ago, a good frien put it in my hand as I was praying and asking the Lord for help. Read Undone breathless. Like I wrote on another post, my mother has brain tumour, inoperable, so this is my storm at the moment, I live in France, my mum in Romania. Technology is our life line, my brother is my reliable helper. Your story resonates so much in my heart and it encourages me enormously! Thank you Lord for letting Michele be your messenger. Blessings and much love, can’t wait to read Relentless.

    • Michele Cushatt

      Lori, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My heart is broken for you. At the same time, I’m again amazed at God’s tenderness, the way He met you in your dark hour through a friend. His presence is such a comfort! Praying over you this morning, that you would sense His nearness and be filled with peace. Much love, sister.


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