Sunday, February 10, 2013

I'm out. And my three favorite pictures of the week.

I am about to walk out of the house in a caffeine laden stupor. I will be dragging with me 10 pieces of luggage, 5 children, and 0 husbands. We are going on vacation, but clearly the vacation does not start right now. Although this little coffee menu did bring a smile to my week:

(Item #1: French Iced OCD Lesbian)

After the taxis, airplanes, rickshaws, and buses, we will be on vacation. I'm shutting things down until we get back. I'm going to try and regain a few of those lost hours of sleep that I have experienced for a better part of 2012. Of late, homeschool has been an uphill trudge through the Himalayas, wearing an 80-pound back pack. We all need a break. Our souls need restoring. Our hearts need to do more listening. 

(I'm not sure it gets any cuter than this.)

Selah got to serve at the orphanage again for their winter camp. She translated all week and had such a great time. The girls are performing their end of camp dance that they choreographed themselves!

Super thankful to the Lord for the timing of this little vacation of ours. See you in March!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

"Tragedy to Truth" by author Casey Cease

This is our friend, Casey. We have known him for almost a decade. He met us when we worked at our first full-time church job. We were young. We were punks. He still admits to others that we are friends. This is sheer grace. 

His new book just came out and I'd highly recommend checking it out. It's his story of God's rescuing his life through a tragic accident that would bring death, depression, and finding God's redemption in all of it. His writing is engaging and authentic.

 I did a short interview with him because he's a godly husband, father, and pastor. 

The interview

Tell me about your book.

1. Tragedy to Truth is divided into two parts. Part 1 - The Tragedy chronicles my life up to the point of my conversion and Part 2 - The Truth is essentially Gospel application to various aspects of life including anxiety & depression, calling, learning, and girls. My heart was to use the story God has given me to ultimately tell His story.

 I know that you've gotten to share your story all around the country. Why did you decide to get it down on paper?

2. I have been traveling and speaking now for about 12 years and I have seen God use my story to point people to Jesus. I had tried many times over the years to capture the story in writing, but I wasn't ready to do it until now. It has been a long time coming.

Over the years, how have you seen people's lives transformed as you've shared your story of redemption?

3. By God's grace I have seen students and adults alike whose lives were falling apart redeemed by Jesus and have kept in touch with several over the years. I guess Philippians 1:6 is true, that He who begins the good work is faithful to see it to completion!

The book offer

The amazing package deal he's giving away over here. He asked me if I'd like "Redefining Home" to be a part of this package deal. I responded with, "I'd be honored." He is a remarkable person who worships a God who has redeemed his story and now he wants to share it in book form.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Sale ends Feb. 5th

Gospelebooks started featuring my book on Feb. 1st. I posted a few days ago about the "Redefining Home," sale that's happening until Feb. 5th.

Just a friendly reminder.
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