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  Posted: Apr 8, 2013 10:45 PM FEED
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Women, from my face to your face. Here's my heart: if you have felt that life is mundane, too difficult, lackluster, or that there must be something more: this is for you.
It's not only for the women who already feel ready to dance, stand, and run - it's also for the ones who doubt that they can.
You've got about 3 and half days left to preorder @dancestandrun and when you do, we give you some crazy gifts. This is our time. This is our revival. This is our time to run for the glory of God. And we need EVERYBODY, not just the gals who feel ready. Join me?
I pray it's a four hour praise dance when you were looking for a four minute song. I pray it's the anthem you sing when you kick off your shackles. I pray it's a guidebook as you take your place in the kingdom. I pray it's an encouragement if you're tired from running. I pray it's a common ground connector, giving you language as you gather with other women to take the holy spaces that've been purchased for you.
It's a book of story and study. It's a book for the women of God in our time. I pray it brings you life and MAN I pray it brings Him glory. Five days. Let's go.
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 10:39 PM
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What does it mean to run on mission? How do you battle worry? How do you do this with kids? What happens when you're sick or struggling with depression but still want to do ministry? How do you do ministry as introvert? How do you fight comparison? What does patience look like in dry seasons?
Those questions and SO MUCH MORE. I just took every question I've gotten asked about ministry and mission and tried to gather some crazy wise women to help me answer them. And then we put it all in an eBook and we're giving it away for FREE.
The "Tips for Mission" eBook is one of the free gifts you get when you preorder two or more copies of @dancestandrun. There's this gem, prints, music, a leader call in, hats and MORE. And they're all free, and they all disappear next Tuesday once the book releases!
So WHAT are ya waiting for, bud? Head to the link in my profile, preorder the book, and download this eBook tonight! (Swipe to see more sneak peeks >>> )
Posted: Oct 17, 2017 7:23 PM
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Sometimes you just need a good squeal session with your mama and sister! Because ONE WEEK TILL @dancestandrun and two days till @chosenwomensconference and we stand on holy ground!
One week till book launch means just one week left to get preorder gifts! If you wait till launch day, you've waited too long! See or the link in my profile for more info.
And yes - my mom is the cutest ever in that hat. And @carolineghopper we miss you!
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 11:52 PM
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In @dancestandrun I make the case that I should be considered an expert at speaking life - not because I'm so naturally good at it, but because I've always been pretty mouthy. I'm the kind of expert that knows exactly what NOT to do because I've done it so often.
It's not hard for me to say what I think and God has shown me over and over again: it's poison or fruit. It's death or life. My words can build a house or burn it down. And I've done it wrong so, so many times. And I've hurt so many people I love. And that conviction has led me to a passionate pursuit of speaking life, even though I don't do it well all the time.
Today's blog post shares five ways you can speak life TODAY, and some of the ideas might be fresh ones you don't see as prevalent in community. I've watched the principles drastically change my heart, our family, and our church - and I'm praying God continues to shift my words into more life, less death. More fruit, less poison. Link is in my profile!
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 5:01 PM
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So what's @dancestandrun about anyhow? Well it's a good bit of my story - but I also think it's a lot of our generation's story. It's about grace, and how I forgot about holiness, and how when we believe in BOTH - mission happens. It's for the woman who feels like grace has gone numb in her life. It's for the gal who who feels a stirring for something more. It's for you, from me - full of embarrassing stories, Bible studies, and a passionate call to step into the holy ground that's been purchased for you. For us.
And there's eight days left to preorder, and when you preorder - we give you fun gifts. 🙌🏻 see the link in my profile, or @dancestandrun, or the #dancestandrun hashtag for more info! Or - ask me any questions below. I'm an open book. 😉
Posted: Oct 14, 2017 7:24 PM
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Posted: Oct 12, 2017 11:50 PM
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Don’t you know He enjoys giving rest to those He loves? || Psalm 127 poking my heart in the best way.
Twelve days till this book comes out and here's what I most want you to know: we can change the conversation about holiness.
It doesn't have to be about judging others, it doesn't have to be about becoming better, and we can't leave this conversation for more serious or seemingly knowledgeable people. It's the women of God, present company included, who GET to step into the agreement that we stand on holy ground - and this is a place of freedom, abundance, and hope.
We've got some crazy amazing free gifts for you if you pre-order at least two copies of @dancestandrun before the launch date. You can't get them after the book launches, so please don't miss out! The link in my profile will take you there. We need YOU to help change the conversation. You're the girl for the job. Let's go.
Someone asked me today what it looks like for Nick and I to lead together and the easiest answer is this: believing that the kingdom is better off when we're together + believing God made us each uniquely different on purpose.
It's not always simple and it's often messy - but those two beliefs give me lots of hope in the process. Thankful for this guy and crazy thankful to lead with him while learning from him. 🙌🏻
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 2:44 PM
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My history with Advent isn't shiny - but it's real. Seven years ago - I was a mom of three little kids in a rough season, a local church was buying my kid's Christmas gifts that year, and I just needed a meaningful way to celebrate that didn't cost me a million dollars.
That year I made an Advent calendar on my computer, printed it at Kinko's, and the rest is history. Since then - our company has been making meaningful products to help you celebrate Jesus in a simple way during a season that is anything but simple.
This year our @allgoodthingscollective Advent theme is "Do Less: Make it Mean More" and our official launch is today! We've got products for families, for every woman, we've got devotionals and calendars and bundles for groups. We've partnered with @lindsay_letters and we're praying this year's Advent is more meaningful than you could imagine. See @allgoodthingscollective for more!
Posted: Oct 9, 2017 12:47 PM
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Good news for a Monday: God isn't freaked out by your doubts or your fears. They don't wrinkle His brow. Your humanity isn't offensive to Him, He made a way for it. When faith shines through doubt, stuff gets good. When we worship through the fear, abundance is in our midst. The clouds make for the best the best views. Don't be scared to bring your darkness into the light - to see what kind of beauty breaks forth.
Posted: Oct 5, 2017 8:35 PM
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At the end of this story, we can be sitting alone and frustrated that God did what He said He would do, or we can be straight up celebrating and dancing with the rest of our people - thrilled that we got to be a part of it.
When it comes to grace - we can withhold or dance. The choice is ours. More in today's blog, link in profile.
Posted: Oct 4, 2017 1:58 AM
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This weekend a friend was praying for me, and kept saying, "do you know God loves that you're loud?". I broke into heaving sobs - because no, I don't. I think He allows me, He entertains me. My mind knows otherwise - knows that He made me on purpose, intentionally, and delights in this big old mouth He's given me. But my heart sometimes wishes I could just slink into the background and keep my thoughts to myself.
And then I remember her. And if she didn't bring her whole wild, loud, vibrant self to the table EVERY DAY - I'd be grieved. I'd feel sad and our house would feel empty. I see the Creator in her spunk and I see Him in her confidence too.
So here's your Tuesday reminder to bring your quiet, bring your loud, bring your gifts, bring your story, bring your weaknesses, bring your strengths - however He made you: bring it. He loves you. He loves you. He loves how He made you.
Posted: Oct 3, 2017 6:38 PM
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I've been there, so I'll go first and confess. I've judged my sisters in Christ - those coheirs of the kingdom, those carrying heavy burdens. I've made sweeping statements about what the state of their souls must be like based on how they dress, what they read, what they post, and who they follow. I treated my sisters like enemies.
👆🏻 there's a snippet of today's blog post. A confession that still makes me nauseous, but feels too important not to share. If we're going to talk about holiness, we've got to talk about our own - not hers. Link in profile.
Posted: Oct 2, 2017 2:33 PM
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My flesh says I can't take one more sad thing. God's Word says this is what we're made for: to carry burdens and break for others. To grab at the gates of heaven and say - JESUS, HELP! Las Vegas, were broken. We're devastated for you. We're crying and praying and believing Jesus alone will bind up the broken-hearted and wipe away the tears. 🙏🏻
Posted: Oct 1, 2017 8:52 PM
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And now, God, do it again - bring rains to our drought-stricken lives so those who planted their crops in despair will shout hurrahs at the harvest, so those who went off with heavy hearts will come home laughing, with armloads of blessing. psalm 126 msg
I've dreaded October 1 and anticipated it joyfully for the exact same reason: harvest. Book launch, church stuff, and just an overwhelming sense that GOD WANTS TO DO SOME STUFF. Well October 1st has come and with it: more of that heavy feeling, more joy, release, exhaustion, repentance, hope, tears, and laughter. I'll only live October 2017 one time and I'm determined to leave it all on the field, to laugh all the way. I'm ready to shout hurrah at harvest.
Posted: Sep 30, 2017 12:27 PM
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24 days. Let's sing, choir. Let's dance in grace, run on mission, and stand our holy ground. @dancestandrun
I didn't get to (publicly) say HBD to this beaut yesterday, so here it goes. My little sister, Caroline Grace, is one of the freest and coolest gals I know. She's a dreamer and a helper and she is steadfast and secure. She is running forward in all that God has called her to and it is BEAUTIFUL to watch. Carol - you're a dream. You're His dream! And being in your fam is the best. I love you!
I basically cannot believe that this is our SEVENTH year celebrating Advent as a company. But honestly? This year feels fresh, new, and different. We're trying to stand in worshipful opposition against the threat of DOING MORE during the Christmas season. Our theme this year? Do less. Make it mean more.
Our advent calendar is more simple (you can buy the string + clothespins straight from us this year!), more meaningful (we've got life giving and quick activities to celebrate each day printed on the back), and it's more diverse (a pack for families and a pack for every woman).
Our devo is straight forward and life giving. God's Word, a quick encouragement, and a space to pray - because we've heard you say that the Christmas season is not the time for you to have long and involved studies. We want to help you connect with Jesus so you can keep connecting well with your people.
And tomorrow, presales launch. If you're in the first 1,000 customers tomorrow - you'll get a MASSIVE discount and maybe a free gift. We're only selling 1,000 sets at this price/time and then we'll pause on Advent for a few weeks so that weren't not shouting about it for months in a row.
Noon EST, - you pick whether you want the set for families or the one for every woman. You can see way more details at @allgoodthingscollective, but what questions do you have for me here?! I'll answer below tonight! 👇🏻