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In case you missed it, things have been bonkers around here. I have a LOT of life updates, and I finally found some time to sit down and share a little bit with you. It’s all very good, but I could use some mighty prayer in the coming months. Here’s what is coming down the pipe:

1. I’m pregnant!

That’s right, Baby #3 is set to debut in late January 2018!!! We are thrilled, but it has added a level of crazy to an already full year. I had so many plans to be productive this summer, but instead I spent about 8 weeks lying on the couch binge watching Party of Five.

And here’s the thing–between now and when the baby arrives I will launch a book, travel around the country speaking this fall, and hopefully write a second book. AHHHHHH. Why???

When I think about it all, I start to panic, so I’ve been clinging tightly to Jesus’ words not to worry about tomorrow. I’ve been keeping my head down and focusing on what He has for me today, but I sure could use your prayers. Please pray for the health of this little one, but please also pray for God to become big in my limitations. I am bumping up against my capacity DAILY, and I am so thankful that we serve a God of abundance who multiplies our offerings and makes them enough. That is my prayer for this season.

(Also, I’ve been getting speaking requests for the spring, but I have blocked out January until May to stay home with the babes. After that I’m fair game!)

2. Book launch

Exactly TWO MONTHS from today–October 3–my very first book is launching into the world!!!!! I am so excited I can barely stand it. I believe so strongly in the message of this book, and I can’t wait for it to get into your hands.

In preparation for the release, we are putting together some pretty great pre-order gifts, so keep your eyes peeled for those! And if you have already pre-ordered, DON’T WORRY–the gifts will be available to anyone who pre-orders, no matter when you bought the book. So stay tuned.

(And if you would like to go ahead and pre-order, you can buy it on Barnes and Noble and Amazon)

3. Launch team

I am getting so excited about this! Later this month, you will have the opportunity to join my launch team, which is basically a group of cheerleaders who get a free copy of my book and some other fun incentives as you help me spread the word of this message. My publisher is limiting the size of the group to 200 (which is SO generous), so be on the lookout if you would like a spot!

4. Defiant Joy Study

Throughout the last 10 days, nearly 500 women signed up for my free 10 day study of Philippians, and the feedback was amazing. I’m so glad it was a blessing to many of you, and I want you to know this study will remain available. If you know someone who would might enjoy it, they can sign up here.

In many ways, this is just the tip of the iceberg of all our family is juggling and praying through, so I welcome any and all prayers! Thank you to everyone who has celebrated these joys with me. It’s going to be a busy fall, but it’s going to be a lot of fun!

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  • Pam Phipps says:

    So Happy and Excited for you
    and Ike Sharon!!Wow was Baby # 3 a surprise???Can’t wait for your book!You are amazing and I am also very very proud of you! You have lots of balls in the air! Will pray for God to take care of you and you-take care of yourself!!Love you! Pam

  • Congrats on your baby! January happens to be my birth month too. I’m so glad things are going great for you. May God keep showering you with His Love.

  • Lynn says:

    Judging by the title, i love this book already!

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