A little update of sorts, just the newsy sort today.
We bought a house! After dithering for weeks and looking for longer, we found a lovely blue-grey house in our town, close to a park with a lovely big backyard for all these tinies we have now. #PraiseHands We won’t move for a few more weeks and it will be absolute chaos, I imagine, but we’ll get there….I hope.
I have an article up in the newest issue of Propel which is a magazine/movement dedicated to empowering women who lead. The article is about finding a way to be a fully engaged mother while still being faithful to my calling and vocation. I love this collective of women leaders and am very honoured to be in their pages. I find so much encouragement, challenge, and wisdom there. If you haven’t yet, you can download the magazine here.
I had a good chat with Lisa Colon Delay whose Spark My Muse podcast combines two of my favourite things: talking about creativity and an education about wine. In my segment, we discussed a bit about publishing and blogging, my advice for writing, the responses to “Jesus Feminist,” a bit about who is inspiring me these days, and how fear of scarcity can keep us from our work. Plus as a nod to Canada, she shares about ice wines. You can listen to our chat here.
Now, I want to introduce you to Whole Mama. Whole Mama is a community challenge and invitation for mothers to integrate our creative and spiritual selves with our mom selves. Every week these inspiring women host a Twitter chat, a link up with a writing prompt, as well as a phone call and other resources to empower mothers as creatives and powerhouses. I love reading their posts and was recently interviewed by the very dear Esther Emery on the subject of prayer. We had such a good visit and my only regret was that I would have loved to have heard her responses to each of these questions instead of just mine!
We talked about how I pray and how I recover my centre when I feel all squirrelly and then she asked me what I would like to say to their community, and well, I got started preaching. So you can check out more about Whole Mama here but here’s the video, if you’d like to watch.
I’ve been hard at work editing my new book this summer. My big hope is that I get it done before I have to pack up this house and move with all these children home for the summer. A girl can dream, eh? In the meantime, I grow more excited about this book by the day. I can’t wait to get it into your hands this November. In the meantime, it is available for pre-order now.
I’ve started to book a few speaking engagements for this fall. Maybe I’ll see a few of you soon?
July 19 2015 – Abbotsford Vineyard in Abbotsford, BC
September 25-26 2015 – Back to the Future: Ancient Practices Returning to the Church at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, USA (details TBD)
October 7, 2015 – Regent Redux in Vancouver, B.C.
October 18 2015 – Abbotsford Vineyard in Abbotsford, BC
October 24, 2015 – Woman to Woman in London, UK