Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Me Project by Kathi Lipp

If you haven't ready one of Kathi Lipp's books, drop everything and run out now and get one! Her first book, The Husband Project, has become one of my favorites. Kathi carried on her project theme with her next book, The Marriage Project. And now she brings her wit, wisdom, and immense creativity to The Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You've Always Wanted.

Packed with practical encouragement this book is a journey of discovery and life changing steps to walk into the life and purpose God intends for each of us. I can't recommend Kathi Lipp's books enough. She is an amazing writer, an amazing speaker, and one of the most "real" people I've had the privilege to meet.

So, now I get to have a little fun here. Check out the rest of this post for details about Kathi and her book. And if you leave a comment, you'll be entered into the drawing for a copy of The Me Project. Don't miss out on a chance to win this fabulous book! Two names will be drawn—one to win the book and one to be entered into Kathi's contest for a Deluxe Starbuck's Gift Basket valued at $62!

Added Bonus! Click here to read Kathi's article "Three Super Simple Kickstarts to Living Your Dream."

Has that rush to make (and break) New Year’s resolutions already waned? According to Daniel Pink, author of ¨Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, taking small steps every day will not only help you stay committed to your goal, ¨but will also help you ultimately achieve that goal when obstacles come up. Author Kathi Lipp wants you and your friends to live out those dreams—and have some fun along the way.
As women, we forget the goals and dreams of our younger years. The busyness of everyday life gets ¨in the way. To-do lists replace goals. The Me Project provides women with fun and creative ways to bring back the sense of purpose and vitality that comes with living out the plans and dreams God has planted in our hearts. Kathi Lipp’s warm tone and laugh-out-loud humor motivates women to take daily steps toward intentional goals. The end result? We get back our lives and enjoy living in the confidence of a purposeful life in spite of our chaotic schedules.

This handy guide coaches women to do one simple thing toward achieving our goals each day for three weeks. A woman experiencing the exhilaration of a rediscovered life offers more as a wife, mother, friend, volunteer, career woman.
Finding the balance between living day-to-day with purpose while pursuing the passions God has placed in our hearts is a delicate pursuit. In this refreshing, insightful book, ¨Kathi lays out a doable plan that makes sense and helps make our God-given dreams ¨a reality. Never stop dreaming, because women who dare to dream do make the world ¨a better place."
—Jean Blackmer
    author of MomSense: A Common Sense Guide to Confident Mothering
    Publishing Manager, MOPS International

Author Bio

Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking each year to thousands of women throughout the United States. She is the author of The Husband Project and The Marriage Project, serves as food writer for Nickelodeon, and has had articles published in several magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman and Discipleship Journal. Kathi and her husband, Roger, live in California and are the parents of four teenagers and young adults. For more information visit her website:

Monday, February 21, 2011

Win a Copy!

Want to win a copy of Winning Him Without Words; 10 Keys to Thriving in Your Spiritually Mismatched Marriage? Internet Cafe Devotions is running a contest for our book, Winning Him Without Words. Follow the link and see how you can enter more than once!

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Featured on Christian Fiction Online Magazine

When Bonnie Calhoun, owner of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, told me she wanted to do a feature of my nonfiction book, Winning Him Without Words, I was absolutely thrilled and honored. She is a gem and does so much for the Christian publishing industry. I'm excited to see our book featured this month. I hope you'll take a moment and check it out. I tell some details about how this book and the ministry all came to be.

Read the article HERE.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

It's Finally Here!

Today I was enjoying a quiet morning, a cup of coffee, and the freedom to just be and not worry about anything. Suddenly the doorbell rang. I jumped up and spotting the mail truck, assumed something we'd ordered had arrived.

This average package lay on the step, but what was inside was far from average. It was my copy of my first book! In 3D! As in not just a picture of the cover, but the real deal, 208 pages in between a beautiful cover design. Holding it is an incredible feeling that brought me to tears.

Writing Winning Him Without Words, the waiting, hoping, celebrating a contract, and waiting a year to see it has been an amazing and emotional journey. Lynn and I talk on the phone almost every day and each time we say to each other, "Can you believe it? God did this."

My prayers are going out for all the women I hope will read it and find new hope. What a privilege to be a part of that!

Now we're working hard to get our message out. Lots of surprises are coming. Stay tuned! We'll be on the radio a few places on February 14th too! Wow...God is good!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Romancing the Man

With Valentines Day around the corner, I wanted to share this post I did over at the S.U.M. site. I hope it inspires you to romance your man! Hugs! ~Dineen

Did you read Lynn’s post yesterday? I don’t know about you but I’ve been giggling with her all the way on this one. Ladies, this is a chance to create some of that romance we love right in our own marriages!

So, along those lines, I will share that I asked my hubby on the phone yesterday if he wanted to be my boyfriend. He said yes! Woohooo! I guess this means we’re going steady. Now my girls are going to groan even more over their parents’ affectionate nature. I can see and hear it now. LOL!

Sometimes it’s so easy to lose site of what we love in a person because of the burdens of life, the conflict inherent in our types of marriages, and past hurts and wrongs.

Trust me, I understand completely. I’ve let things like this come in and nearly sweep away my marriage. Forgiveness is crucial to all our relationships.

But that’s not what I want to talk about today.

Read the rest HERE...