A film called NOBLE

By Posted in - General on April 16th, 2015 2 Comments

 

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Hi, pals! It’s been ages. It’s almost like I went out of the country, launched a book, did one million radio interviews, spring-breaked with Aaron and the boys, and then last minute flew away again for a little adventure with my parents, my brother and Henry. Almost like that. Wait, just exactly like that.

It’s been a really sweet season—lots of adventures and family memory-making, lots of learning and celebrating and general merriment. It has not, however, been a season of a lot of blogging, and I’m sorry about that, pals.

I’m back, though, and the first thing I want to do is tell you about a really special film that’s coming out.

Noble is the story of Christina Noble, an Irish woman who believes that God has called her to serve children in Vietnam. It’s about more than that, of course. It’s about courage and taking risks and heartbreak and trusting God. It’s about believing that your bravery can make a difference in the lives of other people.

It comes out May 8th, which is Mother’s Day weekend–so maybe make a date to see it with your mom or the women in your life, and then go out afterward to talk about what it looks like to be noble in your corner of the world. You’ll love it.

More soon, pals.  XO–S

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By Posted in - General on February 26th, 2015 29 Comments

My dear friend Margaret bought me this little plate years ago, and I keep it on our bathroom counter. It holds my wedding rings at night, so I see it twice a day, when …

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By Posted in - Books on February 21st, 2015 60 Comments

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By Posted in - General on January 27th, 2015 70 Comments

 

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By Posted in - Writing on January 13th, 2015 47 Comments

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By Posted in - General on January 5th, 2015 133 Comments

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By Posted in - Life on December 3rd, 2014 14 Comments

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By Posted in - General on November 11th, 2014 26 Comments

 

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By Posted in - General on October 21st, 2014 14 Comments IMG_5288

 

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By Posted in - General on October 13th, 2014 19 Comments

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By Posted in - General on August 21st, 2014 4 Comments

Congratulations to these twenty lucky people! The publishing team will send you an email soon to get your mailing address & then your book will be on its way…

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