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There is (still) great hope to hold onto.

March 23, 2016

I hadn’t planned on writing an Easter-related blog post, even though it’s my all time favorite day to celebrate. Truthfully, I have really enjoyed my blogging break and time away for more reasons than just focusing on writing my novel. I’ve found peace I didn’t even know my soul needed; it was hiding somewhere between the self-discipline and quiet, away from the noise I had somehow dubbed as “normal.” In fact, earlier this week I even deactivated my personal Facebook page – something…

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Bigger 2016 inspiration personal writing quote

Things I have learned while hiatus-ing. (A novel update)

March 10, 2016

“I don’t follow rules. I don’t really know what I’m doing, I just do things that feel right.”     -Yann Martel I thought I’d pop back in here to give a little update as to how the novel writing is going, but also to somehow record/journal parts of this awesome journey. I have learned so much about myself just in these past few weeks and it’s important to me that I don’t forget a second of this part of…

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Bigger 2016 grateful heart monday


February 8, 2016

Bigger. That was my word for 2016, as most of you regular Ember Grey readers already know 😉 I realize that’s not new information but it was the only way I could think of starting this post… my word this year has already had a pretty big impact on me. Some of you may have noticed a slight shift and change in this space for the last few months or so and it’s one of those shifts and changes where I’m not…

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Bigger 2016 twelve months of bliss

Twelve Months of Bliss – Jan. Recap & Linkup

January 27, 2016
12mofbliss jan recap

You know, it’s funny sometimes how you can start out with a goal, thinking the end result will be one thing and having a pretty good idea of how you’re going to get to it, and then the whole thing takes you on an entirely different journey altogether, however you still somehow find yourself at your ultimate goal. If you’ll remember, my goal this month was to get up early each morning in attempt to get more done during the day.…

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Bigger 2016 grateful heart monday inspiration Our Home Tennessee

A Snowy Picture Book Weekend. (A Grateful Heart)

January 25, 2016

Anyone still snowed in? East coasters?? I want to hear all about everyone’s snowy weekend adventures. (West coast readers, we hear you over there with all your “sunshine and clear skies all day everyday let’s go to the beach!” talk. And we’re real happy for you, ok?) My snowy weekend started out with picking up Christian from the airport around midnight – mere hours before the storm hit Nashville. I thought for sure his flight would be cancelled but he…

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Bigger 2016 celebration personal writing The Road to Love tradition


January 1, 2016

Christian and I have a NYE/New Year tradition where we both choose a word for ourselves – the word we choose is a word that we pray over, journal about, and really embrace in the new year. We write our word on a rock and keep it on our desks and then at the end of the year we put the rock in a big glass bowl that sits in our home – full of all the rocks from past years.…

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