I have a lot of emotions today. {And some thoughts and also a lot of info about free things so keep on reading!}

February 23, 2016: a totally normal day and also the day I became an author.


Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between releases today!


Even If Not book... I can't wait for this to release!

This is not the book I thought I would write and these are not the stories I wanted down in ink for the world to read, and yet I am completely certain it is exactly what I was called to write and share.

This book is my heart all bound up into a couple hundred pages.

My prayer is that the words printed on the pages of Even If Not will be a flicker of light to those walking in the dark, a safe place to doubt your doubts and voice your questions, a call to hold fast to the truth and a reminder that on every page and in every story, Jesus is present and faithful.

My hope is that each person walking through an in between, a season of uncertainty or change, or struggling to find God in the midst of their story will open these pages and see Him there.

My heart is to bring glory only and always to the Author of it all.

I wrote the words, but He gave them to me.

Even If Not Book Cover

Even If Not begins with a prayer {you’ll find it at the end of the introduction, right before chapter one: questions & answers} and ends with a prayer. It seemed fitting, as the rest of the pages hold His Story told through my history. Writing the book broke me and healed me in many ways. It was a breeze and it was a fight. It came at a high cost. It brought me to tears and to my knees and then it made me laugh out loud over His overwhelming goodness.

It has been a journey, one that is only just beginning.

I’ve messed up 100 times for every 1 time I’ve gotten it close to right. The stories in the book prove that to be true. But today, I know my Father is so near, whispering the words I long to hear when I see Him face to face, and that feels so very good.

And so it’s a normal, regular day over here. But it’s also a day to celebrate.

Even If Not book... I can't wait for this to release!

Even If Not book... I can't wait for this to release!

Today I am grateful for the road He has called me to, the story He gave me to live & tell, and for whatever the next page of this in between will hold.

As the “many thanks to these” page says:

To my favorite companion, Jesus: These are Your words, not mine. Thank You for trusting me with them, for writing the story I get to live and for walking with me through every page. You are my favorite everything. Every bit of this is for You.


Even If Not is available now!


One of my favorite things about the book {besides having my real life people endorse it} is hands-down these 9 prints! Each one has a quote from a different chapter, is printed in the book, and is available for free for all blog subscribers! You can click the image below or click right here to subscribe and download.

9 free prints from the book Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between


If you’ve already ordered Even If Not – or you do so before March 23rd – make sure to forward your email receipt to evenifnotbook@gmail.com and I’ll send these two prints your way! They aren’t available anywhere else!

Two free prints for anyone who orders the new book, Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between


To celebrate the release of Even If Not, DaySpring has graciously offered to give away the following items that I basically want to keep all for myself. I promise not to do so, but ohmygosh look at it all! {If you read the book, these bundles of items will make so much more sense. It’s like seeing my book in the form of products so that’s fun.}

There will be TWO winners, one per giveaway bundle featured below.

I hope I win this giveaway bundle!

Includes: Part of God’s Story leather journal, God Is Good canvas, and Everlasting Light garland.

I hope I win this giveaway bundle!

Includes: Don’t Worry About Tomorrow printA Better Place jumbo mug, and Your Story Matters necklace.

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Beginning next Tuesday, I’ll be walking through each chapter of the book – one chapter per week. There will be tons of free printables, videos, and excerpts from the book just for you (basically, you can preview the book before buying or you can read along and enjoy bonus material). Oh, and there will be another DaySpring giveaway bundle because duh. Make sure to pop back over on Tuesdays or sign up for emails so they’ll automatically land in your inbox!

Here’s to journeying through the in between together.

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