I need YOU! Join my launch team?

Cue the confetti! Blow the horns! Our book, Put Your Warrior Boots On, is ALMOST HERE.

June 1, the book I have been laboring over and telling you about for months, will be available wherever books are sold.

And yes, I said it’s our book.

Because I may have authored the book, but we all wrote the words. Every conversation on Facebook I quietly overheard…every burden you shared with me in an email or at my book table at an event…every off the cuff Instagram comment of I needed that today you made that I filed in my heart…all went into my prayers and thoughts for the why behind this book. Jesus knew we needed a better plan for our life than the one we’ve currently been living. He knew we needed to ditch the way of fearful reaction over everything we can’t control. He’s calling us to put our warrior boots on so we can walk Jesus Strong, once and for all…no matter what…and I trust and believe that in the wake of this book’s release, that is just what we are going to do.

It’s truly been a team effort, and it’s going to take a team effort, once again, to get the word out about our book!

I can talk about it, but if YOU talk about it with me, a lot more people will know. For that reason, I’m looking for 100 word spreaders and cheerleaders to be on my launch team.

Here are some of the questions (and their answers) I know you are asking:

What is a Launch Team?

A launch team is a group of readers that will be assembled as a team online (via email and a private Facebook group). You are the word spreaders and cheerleaders for the book and will be given specific tasks that let you be the all important on-the-ground marketers, or street team, to help spread the word. 

 

What is Your Role?

  1. Sharing about the book on your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat) or with your team, small group, book club, or organization.
  2. Sharing about the book on your blog (but having a blog isn’t a requirement).
  3. Posting a review on Amazon and BN.com once you’ve read the book would be super helpful and very important.
  4. Finding other creative ways to tell someone about the book and how it has impacted you!
  5. Stand on your street corner and read the book every day.
  6. Make t-shirts with a picture of the book on them and wear them to church, the grocery store, carpool, everywhere! (Okay, 5 & 6 might be going too far, but you get the picture: I would love for you to share about the book anyway that you can!)

 

What Do YOU Get Out of This?

Remember, it’s our book. So here’s what you will receive in return:

  1. An advanced copy of the book. (Yay! A real, live, hold in your hands to smell the pages book.)
  2. Advance information and access to the pre-order incentives (which are FIRE, by the way!)
  3. Access to a private Facebook group where all awesome launch team members will gather for updates, news and will undoubtedly make new friends.
  4. You + me = hanging out on the private FB page. I will pop in from time to time and see what you guys are sharing about, what parts of the book are speaking to you the most, and we will be scheduling at least one (maybe 2) Facebook live sessions where I will hang out with you all and answer questions, which if you know anything about me will likely be conducted in no makeup and in my ball cap, so please come casual.
  5. A behind-the-scenes look at marketing a book.

 

Are you ready to be on our book launch team? If so, click here to apply.

There are a limited number of spots, so apply now!

The application process will be open until 11:59 pm Central on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

I can’t wait to put this book in your hands, hear how God speaks to you through its pages, and work together to share it with a world desperate to know hope.

Love you. Love Jesus most.

Always His,

 

Because I Want You To Be the 1st to Know!

Fact #1: This time of year is crazy for most of us.

Fact #2: When you launch a book this time of year, it gets even crazier.

As I quickly approach the release of Put Your Warrior Boots On (June 1!), I am making my very best attempt to stay a sane person and keep you well informed in the process so I don’t blow up your email and inadvertently add to your life’s crazy.

JUST CALL ME A SANITY CURATOR. YOU’RE WELCOME, MY FRIEND.

Goodness. I’m SO excited about this book. I’m also SO excited about the things we have planned between now and the release, just for you.

Everything I’ve been working on is to help out my brothers and sisters who, like me, live in this crazy world but sometimes forget about the authority of God we walk in causing us to slip into fear and anxiety and live reactionary instead of strong and sure. I want to put tools and strategies in our hands. I want us to take back, reclaim, what is rightfully ours, according to the Word of God. Put Your Warrior Boots On is our book…our rally cry, my friends!

With that intent, every blog, every declaration, every free Bible Study, even EVERY FREE GIFT (Eke! Soon!) leading up to its release has this heart purpose attached. I want us to live well and better AND WE CAN. Jesus has given me such a heart and vision for us living in these times and for our future, and I couldn’t have more hope.

So, that’s the why behind it all.

Now to the when.

Here are a few of the highlights of what you can expect in the coming months. There will be blogs and some other fun things, as well, but these are some of the bigger happenings. Mark them down, anticipate them, spread the word, and then just GET READY…

April 10-14: FREE 5-Day Jesus Strong Bible Study:

If you loved the Declare 10-Day Free Bible Study (or even if you never signed up to do it – p.s., here’s the LINK), we are now offering a 5-day study called Jesus Strong! Feeling like you aren’t sure how to be strong, truly strong in this day and time? Struggle with standing up for what you believe, having a strong mind, loving people, having discipline and being able to be strong in the midst of your trial? We will cover these things and how to walk Jesus Strong in them. During the 5 days I will be joining you via Facebook live at least 3 times, where I will teach a follow-up lesson and be joined by some amazing special guests! Sign up for this free 5-day Bible Study starts TODAY — RIGHT NOW!!!

 

April 14: Announcement of FREE GIFTS for those who pre-order Put Your Warrior Boots On!

Starting on April 14, anyone who pre-orders Put Your Warrior Boots On will get 3 awesome free gifts with proof of purchase. Trust me when I say that these gifts are going to be something you will not only LOVE but will be useful resources to you on your Jesus strong journey. I cannot wait to tell you what they are!

 

April 17: Launch Team

  • Do you have a heart for the message of walking Jesus strong in this tough world?
  • Do you believe in the power of declaring the truth of the Word of God over our lives — living sure, steady and prepared rather than fearful and reactionary?
  • Do you desire to be used by God to pass on a message of hope to people who need to hear it?
  • Is social media a daily or weekly outlet for you?

If you answered yes to these things, you just may be a perfect candidate for the Put Your Warrior Boots On Launch Team! On April 17, we will be offering the opportunity for 100 people to sign on to be a part of the exciting launch team for this book – a crucial part of the birth of this project!

 

May 23: HUGE SURPRISE REVEALED

This is so top secret I can’t even hint about it. But to say I’m excited is an understatement. Put a star on your calendar and just write PYWBO surprise as a reminder.

 

June 1: Book Launches!

Our book will finally be here! Cue the confetti! Cut the cake! I may have authored the book, but we all wrote the words. Every conversation on Facebook I quietly overheard…every burden you shared with me in an email or at my book table at an event…every off the cuff Instagram comment of I needed that today you made that I filed in my heart…all went into my prayers and thoughts for the why behind this book. Jesus knew we needed a better plan for our life than the one we’ve currently been living. He knew we needed to ditch the way of fear. He’s calling us to put our warrior boots on so we can walk strong, and I trust and believe that in the wake of this book’s release, that is just what we are going to do.

For now, that’s all. I’ll keep you posted along the way.

Have I mentioned I’M CRAZY EXCITED ABOUT ALL THIS CRAZY? Also, I’M CRAZY ABOUT YOU.

Love you. Love Jesus most.

Always His,

 

p.s. Don’t forget: Sign up NOW for the FREE 5-Day Jesus Strong Bible Study, April 10-14

 

Sign Up For The Jesus Strong Bible Study!

A New Year, A New Site + Exciting FREE Bible Study!

Come on in, make yourself at home, look around, stay awhile.

This is our place…a place for me to share the things on my heart and for you to find community and understanding. We may not always perfectly agree, but our love for Jesus bonds us.

If you’re new to my site, you should know…

…I write blogs here, sometimes. I should write more often. I’ll try to do that this year. (p.s. I think I said that last year, too.)

…I write books, sometimes. Click this link to read more about each one.

…I speak, sometimes. Click this link to find out more about that and how to book me to come speak in your area.

…I am active in my social media community, where I hope to meet you. All the links are easy to find on here.

…I am a fierce family lover, sarcasm over-user, friend loyalist, and chronic dental flosser. Trying new food and taking cool pictures is my thing. Jesus is the longest and deepest love of my life, for real.

I have been working hard on a few new book projects releasing this year I’m excited to tell you about and will be talking much more about in the coming months:

  • Put Your Warrior Boots On: Walking Jesus Strong, Once and For All (releasing June 2017)
  • 5 Word Prayers, a 40 Day Devotional: Where to Start When You Don’t Know What to Say to God (releasing October 2017) (along with a companion adult coloring book)

But, for today…drumroll, please. There’s something very special I’ve been working on for us.

Maybe you’re like me and you’re tired of the same old making resolutions, breaking them within a few weeks or months…

…setting goals you say you want to achieve but never actually reaching them.

I truly believe there has to be a shift that happens if we are going to walk strong in this new year, and it’s going to start with the way we believe and impart the truth of God’s Word over our life.

The Word has power. The Word has authority. The Word gives strength.

When we declare God’s truth over our life, we walk through our life, differently.

  • The news doesn’t cause us to panic.
  • The hardships drive us closer to God, not away from Him.
  • We drop the need to understand it all to live with joy and purpose.
  • Relationships are enjoyed in their proper balance.

To declare literally means to acknowledge possession – to recognize what is already ours and walk in that truth, affirming to ourselves and coming into agreement with God what He has already said about us and about Himself. This is how the Jesus follower is meant to function.

Instead, I see us living below our potential…forgetting who God is and who we are in Him…and as a result, letting every year slip by with us feeling like a defeated victim.

Let’s make this year different.

I’ve written a tool to help us.

It’s called DECLARE: 10-days of affirming truth to live a different kind of strong. And best of all, it is TOTALLY FREE.

When you sign up to receive this free study, starting January 16 and running through January 27 (with the weekend off), here’s what you will receive to your email inbox:

  • 10 days of a free Bible Study with Scripture, a short devotion, a couple of take your own inventory questions, and a beautiful shareable graphic with a quote from each day.
  • 4 videos from me to tell you a few more things I find important on the subject and just to check in (oh yes…and I’m told there is a silly blooper reel from our video outtakes, too. :D )

In all my years of writing, I have never offered something online as extensive as this, and I couldn’t be more excited. I wrote this for me — for us — because I believe this idea of declaring the Word of God over our life to be a powerful tool for walking a different kind of strong in this world.

I hope you will sign up to receive this study, tell all your friends and family, share it on all your social media sites, spread the word to people who otherwise might not be able to afford to buy a book or wouldn’t normally walk into a church or go to an organized Bible Study. It’s a short 10 day commitment packed with lots of truth I hope and pray will shift some things for some people.

I’m ready to start 2017 differently, aren’t you?

Let’s DECLARE who God is and who we are in Him, together.

I’m so glad you came to here, today.

Free 10-Day Bible Study

To declare literally means to acknowledge possession – to recognize what is already ours and walk in that truth, affirming to ourselves and coming into agreement with God what He has already said about us and about Himself. This is how the Jesus follower is meant to function. Instead, I see us living below our potential…forgetting who God is and who we are in Him…and as a result, letting every year slip by with us feeling like a defeated victim. Let’s make this year different.