January 16th, 2017

[podcast] Teaching Children About God’s Love with Eileen Cunis #054

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NOTES I am so happy to share this conversation with you! My friend, author and artist Eileen Cunis, and I chat about her newly-published, beautiful children’s book that teaches about God’s Love: Jesus is

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July 18th, 2016

[podcast] Your Cup of Tea #029

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NOTES

This week I am sharing a bit about my early start as a writer and then I read an excerpt from my VERY FIRST book, My Cup of Tea: Musings of a Catholic

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June 14th, 2016

You’re Worth It

My newest book, You’re Worth It! Change The Way You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You, is now available for pre-order.

From the introduction:

“I don’t know why this book ended up in your hands, but God does. He knows the ways he wants to change your life and the plans he has for your happiness in this life and the next. He has big

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April 25th, 2016

Coming Very Soon … My New Book!

I am excited to share with you the cover of my newest book, due out (very!) soon from Beacon Publishing.

I just got the final cover last week, and I have to say: I love it. I think the color is perfect, and I really love that there is not an image beyond the type on the cover. I think cover images can sometimes be confusing or limiting or

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October 1st, 2013

Small Steps Blog Tour!

(beginning today at an internet near you)

You can win books!

You can participate in a cute and funny contest!

Did I mention winning books?

Would you like to win this fabulous collection of Catholic Mom books, each signed by its author?

Of course you would. For your chance to win, go to CatholicMom.com and share the funniest (or most effective!) way you manage to get five minutes

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August 19th, 2013

Small Steps Back in Print!

I am so happy to see this popular book back in print and available for pre-order:

Small Steps for Catholic Moms: Your Daily Call to Think, Pray, and Act.

Since its original publication years ago, moms of all ages and stages of life have told me how much they have enjoyed and *needed* this book as a support in their daily prayer lives. That makes my co-author Elizabeth

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March 5th, 2012

In Which We Consider Things That Really Matter and Get Banned In the Process

“Style, Sex, and Substance” book trailer from Hallie Lord on Vimeo.

I am a little late to this party, but I was amused last week when I heard that the awesomely cute trailer for Hallie Lord’s new book, Style, Sex, and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things that Really Matter (now available! on Amazon!) was banned from YouTube. Vimeo is more liberal-minded than YouTube, apparently, so you can

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June 23rd, 2010

Big New Look for Small Steps

So I know some pretty awesome people online. And sometimes I get to meet these pretty awesome people in real life at conferences and such. And sometimes these pretty awesome people are pretty awesomely talented and generous and they offer to do things for me, like “pretty up” my book blog.

Which is just what my friend, the super-awesome, super-generous, super-talented Dawn of Dawn by Design offered to do for

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