Grand Opening with a Golden Giveaway!

Do you hear that party horn?

Do you feel the confetti on your face?

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Welcome to my new online home! I’ve been dreaming of this day for, well, a long time. It’s my pleasure to have you here. I know you could be pretty much anywhere else at this exact moment, and instead, you’re with me. Thank you.

It’s a privilege and responsibility to have you as a reader, and I promise not to take that lightly. (If it ever seems I’ve forgotten, remind me, ok?)

For now, I want to say THANK YOU with a GOLDEN GIVEAWAY!

The Rules

If I make it to 200 likes on Facebook by Tuesday, May 3, at 11:59pm, I will give away two of my favorites: a letterpress art print from Lindsay Letters and a book from Emily P. Freeman. Eek! Want to enter?

You’ll receive one entry for each task below:

  1. Like my writer page on Facebook.
  2. If you feel inclined, share the giveaway announcement on Facebook.
  3. Comment here with your email address. Anyone can do this, but I want to offer a way to enter for those not on Facebook!

The Loot


Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman

If you aren’t familiar with Emily, you are in for a treat. She is my #1, never-miss, most favorite contemporary Christian author. I’ve been reading her blog for what seems like forever, and in my best dreams I can write books as significant to others as her first book, Grace for the Good Girl, was to me. Let me put it this way: if I asked God to please float down from the skies a book to help me understand myself in ways no one and nothing else can, he would send Grace for the Good Girl.

Her latest, Simply Tuesday, is not just for recovering good girls. It’s for anyone who feels their “soul is being held hostage by hustle.” (So, you know, pretty much everyone.) I find myself returning to this lovely book again and again. Even if you don’t win, please check it out. Here’s a little message from Emily.

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Print from Lindsay Letters

Lindsay is my absolute favorite hand-letterer on the web today. This gorgeous 8×10 letterpress print is in rose gold foil on pearl paper, printed on an antique press. (Note that in person this is far less pink and much more gold.) Each and every item Lindsay creates speaks to my soul. Hold one in your hands and you can’t help but feel her passion for her work! Someone will receive this one, with a line from one of my favorite hymns:

Great is Thy faithfulness, morning by morning new mercies I see.

I hope you’ll agree this is truly a golden giveaway! These pieces of art represent my heart, and my prayer is that they will bless you as much as they bless me.

Remember, 200 likes by 11:59 pm on 5/3. I’ll announce Wednesday morning. See you then!

Please note: These gifts are from me to you; this giveaway is in no way associated with Emily or Lindsay. I’m just a gushing fan! 

New here? Glad you made it! I write about my unique joys and challenges as Mom to Henry, a smart, tender, quick­-witted, train-loving, autistic 10-­year­-old with an infectious smile. I long to encourage autism parents and empower all to see inclusivity doesn’t have to be difficult - it can be beautiful. Like what you see? Sign up here to receive news and occasional freebies just for insiders.


    1. No problem! I was off for a year and it was terrific. It’s hard to be a writer and not on it, unfortunately, but I limit my engagement now. Thank you for stopping by, Mary!

  1. I thoroughly enjoy reading your work and look forward to many more opportunities with this new adventure!! 🙂

  2. Bummer that I didn’t know about this early enough to enter the drawing, but nonetheless, just wanted to say CONGRATS, and I so look forward to reading more of your writing! Been looking forward to this for awhile. 😉

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