The Lipstick Gospel FREE E-Book




Hi friends! I am happy to recommend a new book that I just finished up called The Lipstick Gospel. The author is Stephanie May Wilson and she is a fellow World Race Alumni but did the race a year or two before I did.

Her new e-book just officially released yesterday but I was fortunate enough to be able to read it last week.

I couldn’t put it down and even finished it in one day while I was waiting for my husband to finish up a test.

Here is one of my favorite quotes from the book:

As we embark on a journey, whether it’s physical like hiking the Camino de Santiago, or geographical like traveling the world for a year, we’re challenging our outsides to something new, and getting away from what we see out our window everyday. We can change at home, certainly. But something profound happens inside us when we remove ourselves from what’s familiar and safe and challenge ourselves to something bigger.


What’s even better is that the book is free!

All you have to do is click on the link below and you’ll be re-directed to Stephanie’s website where you’ll be asked to enter your name and email.

After that, you will be sent an email that will give you the download of the book. The book can be read on on a computer, Ipad, phone, etc. Ibooks is perfect to read it on if you have that.

Here’s the link:

AmazingA few other quotes I loved:

I think that’s how it happens when we go away and come back changed. We expect the world around us to be different, or at least to notice how different we are and treat us differently because of it. But instead, most people just carry on the way they were before, mildly interested in stories from your trip or an explanation of what happened to you. But even then, the world around you doesn’t shift quite the way you expect it to.

I was a new person on the back of that motorcycle. God had scrubbed away my broken bits, revealing a person who fit in her skin-the woman I was always meant to be.


Stephanie really has such a way with words and is a beautiful storyteller, which is why I won’t reveal too much abut the details of the book itself. I know that you will appreciate it so much more by simply reading the book and hearing her story.

If you missed the link above, you can download the book for FREE here

Feel free to leave a comment or let me know what you think of the book!

No-LoveHave a wonderful week!



Love Skip Jump

Love Skip Jump

“If we want to find the adventures God has planned four our lives, we need to imitate God’s epic love for us”

-Shelene Bryan, Founder of and author of Love Skip Jump


We make time for the things in our lives that are important to us. By making time for one thing…you are in turn saying no to a myriad of other things.

When we don’t make time for something it means that it isn’t one of our highest priorities. We’ve made a decision to do something else.

Last week I heard someone talking about how time is the one thing that all humans have in common. Regardless of where you live, what you do, how many people you know…we all have 24 hours in a day.

Several years ago I listened to a sermon by Pastor Steven Furtick. The sermon series was called Treatment and the topics were anxiety, depression, grief, and insecurity.

He gave the example of a basketball shot clock… Even when you miss the shot…there’s still a chance that you can get a new 24 and then take another shot.

What’s amazing is that life is the same way. Each day we get a new 24. A new opportunity to live more wisely. To serve more fully. To be more intentional.

To prioritize and make time for the things that matter most to us.

How are you going to use your next 24?

P.S. If you’d like to check out the sermon series that I mentioned above click here



Tomorrow morning I fly out to San Francisco with a brief layover in Detroit, Michigan. I’m so excited to see Josh (my fiancee) and I can’t wait to see everything that he and his family have planned for us.

I was sitting in my room yesterday and the words “love well” immediately came to mind.

Deciding to love well is one of the most important decisions that you or I will ever make in our lives and one that will have the most positive or negative results.

What does it mean to you to love well?

May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014

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