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A Tale of Two Book Launches (Ep 030)

At the time this episode was recorded, Nicole was days away from the release of her second book (in realtime, it’s already here!). She compares the strategies she used to launch her first book with what she hopes to do differently this time around. Plus, a tip and tool from Sarah about appointment software. Resources…
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How to Get More Light This Winter: 5 Fast Tips

What do you do to get more light throughout the day winter? Here are 5 Fast Tips that help me…

No Pregnancy in Heaven: Infertility and Theological Anthropology

It’s been a crazy week! A reminder that anyone who comments on blog posts this week (besides the crazy spammers selling Viagra) will be entered in a giveaway for my new book! And on that note, if you’re interested in the topic of infertility grief particularly as it pertains to faith, make sure to check…
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Mystery, Shadow, Cross: 3 Things Infertility Has Taught Me about Motherhood

Infertility is a unique vantage point to grapple with the meaning of motherhood! I was so glad when Sarah Wright​ at Orthodox Motherhood​ invited me to write a guest post today on her lovely blog because it was the perfect place to reflect on this. Here’s an excerpt: Christians believe that the world was changed…
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Introducing: Under the Laurel Tree

At long last, my newest book has made its way into the world! Find it here. A handful of years ago, my husband and I sat in a doctor’s office and were given some news that has forever changed us. Infertility is one of those things you think you understand until it enters your life…
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3 Things Infertility Taught Me about Writing

In honor of the book’s imminent release, I thought I’d kick the week off with a reflection on three of the many things infertility has taught me about writing.

Writing With Depression: Why I Kicked My Daily Morning Writing Ritual (on Purpose)

***This post is part of the Writing with Depression series on this blog. Do you have an experience to share about writing with depression or other mental health issues? Submit a pitch for a guest post here!*** When trying to be a “real” writer (whatever that means), the most common piece of advice is to…
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“When I write–joy!” Alexander Schmemann on Writing

I’ve recently begun re-reading the Journals of Father Alexander Schmemann (1973-1983). Schmemann, if you haven’t heard of him before, was a highly influential scholar of liturgy and sacramental theology who died in 1983. He wrote from an Eastern Orthodox perspective, though his work is read and loved by Christians of many traditions. His journals, I’d…
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I’m starting a new podcast with my husband!

Have you ever doubted? Do you ever feel like you’re leading a double life, split between the faithful pilgrim in the pews, and the burned-out, faithless failure who secretly wonders if God is even there? If the answer is yes, you might enjoy the podcast my husband and I are launching with Ancient Faith Radio.…
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5 Audible Books that Put Me to Sleep (in a Good Way)

When I got married five years ago, I dreaded being unable to sleep in the same bed as someone else. I’m a light sleeper and growing up, the only way I could fall asleep was with a huge box fan right next to my bed for the white noise. I’d long since weaned myself off…
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