My Year Off – An Update and Two Announcements

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Mmmm…sweet potato cake with my dear friend Logan who came to visit!

Most of you know that I have taken the year off blogging and public ministry. Today I thought I’d offer a little update, and then share with you two little happenings, if you will.

First, the update.

Time off has been WONDERFUL.

Glorious, I tell you.

I have been really enjoying my family, my home, my neighbors, and private writing.

But mostly, I have come to see this time as a time of centering. I needed to pretty much quit everything in order to get centered and clear. I’m only four months into my year off, but I can tell you that it is the best thing I could have done. No regrets!

If you feel like you’re going under, or you’re burned out, or you’re not able to give your kiddos the mama they need, I strongly urge you to consider stepping back and getting quiet. I know from experience it can take a long time just to get to a place where you can actually stop for awhile. There are jobs and commitments and on and on it goes. But if you can, or if you’re willing to ask the Lord to help you get to a less stressful place, a more unstuck, “I-want-to-enjoy-my-life-and-my-family-and-not-regret-my-life” place, it’s worth the time and sacrifice.

I am tickled with all the freedom I have right now. Bliss.

But I love writing, and I look forward to the day when I begin here again. :)

Okay, now for those announcements!

First up…

Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe is now an audio book! WOO HOO!

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This means that if you’re the mama who can’t get a break to read, you can just listen to it while you do what you do!

You can get it at Christian Audio, Audible, Amazon, or wherever audio books are sold!

2nd Announcement…

I am once again a part of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! My contribution this year is the Discipleship & Discipline eCoursemy Christmas eBook, More Than Candy, and a brand new resource for those who purchase the bundle through me (a gift for all you sweet readers who keep coming back). Keep scrolling down to learn more. You can get those and a slew of other incredible resources for a ridiculous deal.

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With 78 ebooks, 2 eCourses, 2 audio files, and 2 printable packs PLUS over $200 worth of bonus products (like a free art print, DaySpring greeting cards, and more), this bundle is a steal.

This bundle is available for 6 days only, from 8 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, April 23 to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, April 28th.

Okay, now you know!

Love to you all!

SM

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

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  • Andrea

    I’m not sure why it says on your site here in a few places the bundle is under $30, but when I just went and bought it, it was +$39 … did I do something wrong???

    • http://www.likeawarmcupofcoffee.com Sarah Mae

      Andrea, you must have purchased the Kindle version, which is $10 more. I’m so sorry for not making that clear here (it’s on the details page I linked to). Please forgive me. I will update now! If you need to return that one and get the other one, just email customerservice (at) ultimate-bundles (dot) com.

      • Andrea

        Yep, I got the kindle version. No problem. I was thinking I missed a coupon code or something that I needed to input.

  • http://www.amylearns.com/ Amy Tilson

    Glad you are loving your time off. You have no idea jiw much I’d live to go to LA with you send Logan. Have a blast there. BTW- I’m drinking my coffee this morning from my Sarah Mae cupcake mug. :)

  • http://www.faithbarista.com/ Bonnie Gray

    Yay! So awesome to hear your beautiful voice — and hear this time of whitespace is refreshing. You’re missed and loved. Girl, look at all this writerly goodness!

  • Allison Gobbell

    I was just thinking about stepping back and taking some time off – glad I’m not the only one! I would most likely enjoy winning the financial pack – but maybe homemaking, getting organized stuff would be funner, lol!

  • Jennie

    Glad you are enjoying your time off. I am stepping back in my life too. Sometimes we just need to say no to trying to do everything and being involved in everything. I am looking forward to getting every one of your books. i love your blog.

  • becca

    All of these awesome giveaways… I need to get some sort of e-reader so I can enjoy them!