This and that….and a giveaway!

Is anyone else still pinching themselves that it is December already?  Oh my!  The late Thanksgiving really has thrown me off!  Please tell me I’m not the only one!

If you’re here from Lysa Terkeurst’s blog today….welcome!  So glad you stopped by!  You can click on any of the categories over on the right to see what we talk about here in this part of the blog world!  There are some wonderful women (and a few men!) who hang with me here in the Hearts at Home blog world. I’d love to meet you—leave a comment and tell me about yourself! (If you want to receive my posts by email, you can enter your email address over there on the right too! Personally, I need things pushed at me for me to take advantage of them!)

If you’re a regular here on my blog, you might want to hop over to Lysa’s blog where she’s giving away 5 copies of No More Perfect Moms and 1 Hearts at Home 2014 conference registration for a winner and a friend! Now those are some incredible giveaways!

Two more things I want to catch you up on:

2014poster1) The Hearts at Home 2014 National Conference registration is NOW OPEN! Over 5000 moms will be joining together for an incredible weekend of encouragement and education. It is THE mom event of the year!

You can find conference details here!  You won’t want to miss this year’s event which features a great line up of speakers including Dr. Kathy Koch, Angela Thomas, and comedienne Sally Baucke.  Workshop speakers include Dr. Todd Cartmell and Crystal Paine who is also known as the MoneySavingMom at!

2) For those of you who want to follow my breast cancer journey, I decided to start a CaringBridge page.  I’ll share the big picture and things that God is teaching me through the journey right here on my blog, but I won’t be sharing a lot of details here.  My biggest new news in the past couple of weeks is that I won’t be dodging the chemo bullet.  I was hoping to do that, but it doesn’t appear so.

That’s okay…God is still God…even if you don’t have hair.  I’m hanging on to that truth today! 


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8 thoughts on “This and that….and a giveaway!

  1. Thanks for the reminder that none of us are perfect. It is important for us to realize that when we compare we are comparing our insides to their outside. I love that, I have used a similar analogy with a young mom in a previous conversation. That is much more straight to the point though. Looking forward to reading more!

  2. I’m so glad you decided to use CaringBridge for your health status. It’s such a valuable service, and you’ll be helping get the word out about it as we support you through this HEALING journey. God bless!

  3. A couple of humor stories on the hair.

    I walked this cancer journey with my mom. She always set her hair in rollers at night. I told her she would be able to go to bed a half hour earlier and get up a half hour later since she just had to put her wig on.

    Kamryn was 2 when she was diagnosed but I think she was probably 4 or so when we stopped at mom and dads. Mom was at work but Kamryn insisted that grandma was there because, “Her head’s here!” Her Styrofoam wig form was laying on the bed.

  4. The blog on Lyss’s site today from you, Jill, was an encouragement to me. It was like an antiobiotic to begin healing my perfection infection…what a God word for me!
    Blessings and I’m looking forward to more.

  5. Thank you for sharing your caring bridge page.
    My best friend was diagnosed with lymphoma (the bad kind) in October.
    For several weeks I felt like my world was spinning out of control. No matter how hard I tried to get my barrens about me I would just break down. I felt like a bad “Christian” for the way I couldn’t keep it together. I know God is in control. I know He is a good God and I know whatever He decides will be what is best for the Kingdom calendar. I know all those things, but my heart is so broken. Thank you for being transparent about the emotional part of Cancer as a child of God. God has begun to give me a peace that I can’t describe. I started noticing it about 2 weeks ago. He is faithful!!

    My friend went to the dr. this week to start her 3rd chemo treatment and her “incurable” cancer is responding to the chemo. Dr.s say they are amazed. All of her tumors are smaller and her bone marrow shows improvement. She has a long way to go but we are all rejoicing!!

    Know that I am praying for you and your family.

    I read about your book No More Perfect Moms on Lysa’s blog. It made me think of a saying that my best friend and I use to lighten things up when our children do things that “aren’t part of the plan” —-“This is not a result of my poor parenting.” This is what we will tell one another. Because they are sinners just like us. I look forward to reading the book. It is now on my Amazon wish list.

    Thanks again for sharing,

    • Tasha, I’m so glad my Caring Bridge page was helpful. It’s okay to be emotional. You are experiencing grief: grieving what life used to be. Your friend is lucky to have you. Keep loving on her and you’ll both grow deeper in your faith and friendship.