Today’s reads are for the weary, the wandering, the one who feels too-busy, and anyone who would like to write a book. Enjoy your weekend, friends.

Cara Meredith

When We’re All Doing the Best We Can by Cara Meredith

“We did it.

We got out into nature and we ‘hiked’ with our littles.

We conquered the Great Outdoors as best we knew how, even if we didn’t make it that far, even if a sweat was far from broken, even if it sometimes felt like there were more tears than smiles.

And isn’t this true of all of us? Aren’t we all merely, simply doing the best we can?”


What Happened After We Got the Diagnosis by Ann Voskamp

“You can feel like everyone else is mapping out their future, mapping out a new year — and you’re standing there with the map, looking for the red arrow that indicates where where in the world you even are now.”


Winter Woods

Notes from a Week in the Winter Woods by Parker J. Palmer for On Being

“Last night, someone asked if I liked being alone. ‘It depends,’ I said. ‘Sometimes I’m my best friend. Sometimes I’m my worst enemy. We’ll see who shows up.'”


New in the Mail

New in the Mail this Week!

Here’s a few newly released (or soon to be released) books on my nightstand including affiliate links to the books because of course!

I Am Strong: Finding God’s Peace and Strength in Life’s Darkest Moments by John Dickerson

Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life on Purpose by Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Roots & Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons by Christie Purifoy (I can’t wait to tell you more – I actually offered endorsement for this one.)

Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy by Alli Worthington This one releases next week – if you order it before January 26, you’ll get the Breaking Busy Guide for free which is fun – I contributed!

Breaking Busy Guide

Have you ever thought about writing a book?

One of the most common frustrations I hear among writers who want to write a book is they don’t know where to start. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to write more words with less worry? I’d like to help you do that.

Join me live for a free one-hour webinar where I will teach How to Write Your First Book Proposal (even if you’re clueless about publishing)You’ll have two options:

  • Tuesday January 26 12:30 pm EST
  • Monday February 8 8:30 pm EST

This is a live online webinar you can watch from the comfort of your own home. We will be recording so if neither time works for you to attend live, you’ll be able to watch the replay. Live is more fun, though, because it’s kind of like being together and you’ll be able to ask questions.

Simply click the image below to register for free and reserve your spot. Can’t wait!