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    Thanks for stopping by! I’m a Christian author and occasional journalist who writes about Christian parenting, missional living, culture, and the intersection of faith and ethnicity. I’m also a homeschooling mom of three boys, so you can learn about that ongoing journey as well. And follow me on Facebook or Twitter so we can get connected!

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    See you at the Calvin FFW?

    I’ve made the Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing my biennial must-attend conference for inspiration, encouragement, and refreshment as a Christian writer. Are you planning to be there? It would be great to see you there!

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    Free Resources!

    Have you visited the Resources section of the site? You’ll find a free chapter from The Missional Mom to download, a free discussion guide to help you get the most out of the book, and the presentation “God Cares for Bangladesh” mentioned in the book. Plus you’ll find other recommended books, websites, and organizations to help you live missionally. Check them out!

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    Help End Global Poverty!

    A portion of the proceeds of The Missional Mom goes directly to One Days’ Wages, an organization committed to the eradication of extreme global poverty. Buy the book at Amazon.comBarnes & NobleCBD.com, and many other e-bookstores and retail Christian bookstores, and help end poverty at the same time!

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    Need a Speaker?

    I’ve had the privilege of speaking to audiences from 1 to more than 1,000 and I’m always excited for opportunities to share what God has been teaching me with others. Please go to my Speaking page if you’d like more information on booking me for a talk, and see what others have said about my speaking here.



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  Recently, I was a part of an initiative to help the evangelical church become aware of and understand its limitations in the area of cultural intelligence and…

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