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Friday

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April 2014

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FREE “What a Woman Is Worth” Graphic- Featuring Anne Bogel!

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Every day this month, I’ll post a free graphic with a quote from a contributor to What a Woman Is Worth. Just right click to download, and use them however you’d like. And please, share away! I’d love to see these all around Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest– just tag #WAWIW. Today’s quote is from Anne Bogel, who is silenced by shame until she finds the strength to speak up for herself. Get the whole book here!

Tuesday

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September 2013

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I don’t care where she’s been– now I’ve got her

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Sometimes when I can feel that I’ve wandered away, I think that God is probably rolling eyes at me and begrudgingly dragging my ass back home to plop me on the floor. But then I remember how I felt when I lost my little girl in a store. And I think that, actually, that’s more God’s way– doing whatever it takes, causing any amount of scene to get me back. Please join me at A Deeper Story today for my post, I Don’t Care Where She’s Been– Now I’ve Got Her.

Friday

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August 2013

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Monday

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January 2013

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Mixtape Mondays: Winter

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Once upon a time I liked to share the best blogs I was reading; once upon a time I actually had time to read blogs. Nowadays I am working a lot, blogging a little, and reading blogs next to never. But I always listen to music. A lot of music. A lot of good music. And I still like to share the best. So I’m going to try out a weekly thing, alliteratively titled (as we do), “Mixtape Mondays” and centered on a theme according to my particular whim. It’ll be just like the kid who used to crush on [...]

Tuesday

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September 2012

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The Day I Destroyed My Diet Pills

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“I’m Scarlett, with the chubby cheeks!” My three-year-old daughter beamed the self-compliment she’d so often heard me bestow on her, and it caught me off guard: So far from the way I speak unkindly about my own perceived chubbiness, she believed– because I told her– that her feature most readily distinguishable from her identical twin was her chubby cheeks, and they were delightful and beautiful. And they are. But I reeled at the thought that I was speaking this word to her, this word that would some day not come so kindly from her sweet face, and I reeled at [...]

Monday

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July 2012

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Guest Post: “S-E-X on the Big Blue Bus”

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Today’s guest post comes from Shawn Smucker of shawnsmucker.com. Shawn and his family recently concluded an adventure of a lifetime in which they traveled the U.S. on a big blue bus, meeting people (including me, twice!), seeing our beautiful country, talking shop with fellow writers, and learning about life all along the way. It’s my honor to share this funny, sweet, personal piece of Shawn’s adventure with you here! –Tamára _______________________________________________________ The woman who still feels like a girl sometimes tires of digging through the bottom of the bus for the kids’ shoes, or wondering if the next Laundromat will [...]

Friday

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July 2012

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“Chasing Silhouettes” winner announced!

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Thank you so much to everyone who shared about my friend Emily Wierenga’s upcoming book, Chasing Silhouettes: How to Help a Loved One Battling an Eating Disorder. I know it will be a tremendous blessing to so many, and I am grateful not only for Emily’s writing it but also for your support of it. If you missed the excerpt Emily shared with us, please read it here. It is soul-bared, beautiful writing. And now for our winner: Marissa! Emily will be getting in touch with you about getting you a free copy!

Monday

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May 2012

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Your Turn to Get Lucky (giveaway winners announced!)

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Thanks to everyone who left a comment on Friday’s getting-an-agent story and giveaway. If you missed it, just check out the authors’ websites–  some of the books are still free with a newsletter or blog subscription, and the rest are available for very reasonable prices! Here are the winners of the limited-number giveaways. The authors will be getting in touch with you (at the email address you used to sign in to comment) to get you your gifts! The Writer’s Manifesto by Jeff Goins 1. Renee Ronika Klug 2. Kirsten LaBlanc 3. Gabrielle 4. multiplyblessedmama 5. Julie Anne You Are [...]

Saturday

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December 2011

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Thursday

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December 2011

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