My soul has been busy taking some deep breaths after writing for 31 days (anyone with me?) It’s been a nice week for that. Here are some links and a few giveaways for your weekend…

Plan Your Peaceful Christmas @ Simple Mom – Because even though I know it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet, I try to do what Simple Mom says because, you know, she’s smart and awesome. And simple. She offers great things to think about as the holidays approach.

The Official Relevant 11 Linky @ The Relevant Conference – Spent 5 days last week in snowy Pennsylvania. If you’ve wondered what happens at a blog conference, here is a list of posts from the attendees. What a sweet and encouraging time that was.

A Writer’s Number One Enemy @ Jody Hedlund – One of my favorite places to go when I need some encouragement or motivation in my writing.

Her First Giveaway Ever! @ Uplifting Words – Still don’t have a copy of Grace for the Good Girl? Enter here to win one! It’s Stefanie’s first giveaway ever. Show the love.

I’ve been receiving lots of email from women who have read my book. Beautiful women. Brave women. And some questioning women. I would love to answer some of these questions and so on Monday I’ll be asking you if you have any. Then on Tuesday, we’ll walk through some of the answers. Or, perhaps, we’ll just struggle through the questions together.

One last thing – I’ve been staring at my bookshelf this week and noticed so many beautiful books sitting there and decided it is time to pass some of them on. I’m giving away three books by one of my favorite authors, Mary DeMuth. But you can’t win them here. If you visit the Chatting at the Sky Facebook page and click ‘like’, you can enter to win all 3 books in the Defiance Texas Trilogy. I’ll announce the winner Saturday, November 5 there on Facebook.
May your weekend be filled with color and grace, and may you know deep down into your bones how dearly you are loved.