weekends are for breaking through

Updated! :)
Renee Swope has generously offered to give another 5 books away, in addition to her initial offer of 5 books — she was so moved by all your stories, she said she wished she had 500 copies to give away!
So, recipients of A Confident Heart, numbers randomly generated:
Anita #169 :: Sally #202 :: Heather in Michigan #352 :: Barb #436 :: Momma Roar #561 :: Val #586
Karen #615 :: Lynn #629 :: Cathe #720 :: T #725

Renee will be contacting each of you shortly for addresses — and how grateful I am for every single commenter, you each seeking all God-fidence in Him alone!

Thank you for sharing the journey with messy me. You don’t know what your grace means!

For each of you:

A Confident Heart —ch.1 :: The 7-Day Doubt Diet :: A Confident Heart Book Trailer

You are each a gift.



A Hope for the Weekend :

It’s August. The last full month of summer …. Oh, doesn’t this  doable and heart-filling 30 Day Mom Challenge make you smile? A free printable of the ultimate Mom-to-Do List. Download the happy challenge tha  in Color or Black & White PDF

A Joy for the Weekend :

Yes’m, I’m printing out this free, fun and beautiful Vintage Growth Chart … and measuring how tall this posse of kids (and the adults) were the summer of 2011 … and keeping record all through the years. Too fun!

An Adventure for the Weekend :

Surprise them all with this free invitation tied to their breakfast napkin in the morning (and maybe have this free sign too on the wall! ~smile~) … and then head out! and make a memory together!

A Breakthrough for the Weekend :




The ever-gracious and beautifully vivacious Renee Swope of Proverbs 31 Ministries sat on our front porch here a few weeks back and we just sat together on the swing and shared our journeys —  talked about the breakthroughs God has wrought in our lives— Renee with self-doubt, me with agoraphobia, fears and anxiety. We are two sisters in Christ with hearts wound tight in Him! It really was a beautiful time of sharing the hope and healing found in Him alone!

Renee’s book, A Confident Heart : How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the Security of God’s Promises … it’s been keeping me company on the front porch… She left five behind for you two.

Days you feel like you’re not good enough, smart enough, or valuable enough? Do the words you say to yourself, or hear from others, make you question your worth and purpose? My deeply thoughtful and beautiful-right-through friend, Renee Swope, she understands. Wisely, gently and candidly, Renee shares her story of overcoming self-doubt with Biblical Truths that powerfully transformed her life —

Chapter by chapter, A Confident Heart explores how to fail forward even when life or sin sets you back, live confidently in your God-given purpose, passion, and personality, how to break free from people-pleasing and performance-based living, exchange “against me” thoughts with scripture-based God is “for me” thoughts… and trust the certainty of God’s promises in the uncertainty of circumstances and emotions.

Powerful scripture-based prayers are at the end of each chapter, along with Bible study questions and a chart with thirty-one different promises to overcome our most common self-doubts.

This could be the weekend… to lay down a lack of self-confidence and take up a lasting God-fidence?

A Confident Heart — Read chapter 1 :: Check out the 7-Day Doubt Diet :: A Confident Heart Book Trailer


Tuck a comment into the yes-ma’am-they-really-are-open comments here this weekend and Monday morning at 8 am EST, we’ll update this post with five randomly selected commenters who will receive Renee’s book — and hope to breakthrough into God-fidence!

May all your wanderings this weekend, kindest friends,

find a break

in the granite places of your days

a crevice that opens right up to

the Rock

Who is Light. ::

All is grace
because of Christ alone,