Hi. I’m still alive. Very alive, in fact. More than when I last wrote you here. For the last two months, all day every day, I have been writing a book. That doesn’t mean I’ve been just typing words, though. It has been soul-changing. I’ve been battling with my fear — so much fear — and my past failures and, stroke by stroke on this keyboard, I have been battling to say no to the lies that tell me I can’t do this and YES to what God wants me to write.

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Photo by Faith Teasley

I presented my book yesterday in Nashville, but there is so much more to write — many chapters and edits to go. But, I am stopping in quickly to say:

Thank you. I am so grateful for many prayers and encouraging words that have kept me going as I write.

Keep going. If you are feeling afraid or stuck or lost, keep focusing on what matters. Keep going.

Lastly, I’m so behind on many things, but all for a good reason. One of those things is announcing the winners of the Goal Setting Series Giveaways from January! Winners are below and were chosen by random. Congrats to everyone who entered and high fives to everyone who participated. The real prize is making what matters happen with your goals!

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Walk in Love T-Shirt- Gina of My Pretty Pennies

8 x 10 print of their choice from Naptime Diaries- Lydia of Lydia Photography

Simplified Planner – Alyssa Kjondal

A set of prayer journals from Val Marie Paper- Sarah Tate

Headband of your choice from She Does Justice- Megan of Megan Elizabeth Photos

Make It Happen coffee spoon- Elizabeth G. of Glessner Photography

$20 Lara Casey Shop gift card- Rhiannon at Mom to Two Lovelies

$20 Lara Casey Shop gift card – Karen at Your Stylist Karen

$20 Lara Casey Shop gift card- Stephanie Richards

$20 Lara Casey Shop gift card- Rylee Field

Ladies, please email lisa@southernweddings.com and she will get your prizes to you! If they aren’t claimed within 30 days, we will give them to another entrant.

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OK, off to write more. And until I finish this book, I’m having a “Finish Your Book Already” sale. Click here to see all of our new products.  EVERYTHING in the shop is 25% OFF with code MAKEITHAPPEN : )

And whatever good is on your heart…

Make it happen.

Show Comments (9)
  1. Kyra

    Oh, how I’ve missed you. Somehow, your encouragement always shows up at just the right time. Good luck with the book ;-) You can do it!!

  2. Megan

    I NEVER WIN GIVEAWAYS!! this is AWESOME!!!
    thank you so much for being such an encouragement with goals and making 2014 amazing! you’re a true inspiration to everyone!

  3. Rosangela

    Congratulations to the winners!

  4. dawn

    i have been checking for weeks to see a new post … how exciting about your book … it is obvious you are an inspiration to many women and i imagine your book will be a catalyst of change not only for yourself, but those that read it once it is published. well done (good and faithful servant) :)

  5. Mara Wolff

    I DID IT!!! I ordered the power sheets and having been MAKING THINGS HAPPEN!! THANK YOU for inspiring us all! Go MAKE THAT BOOK HAPPEN lady – you got it! And big props for the lovely picture! Lovely all around!

  6. Ashley Flores

    So glad to see your name pop up in my E-mail last week! Love your heart and still in prayer for you and your family. xoxo

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    I love your curly hair! Beautiful!!