The Three Fiona’s 

There’s a scene in Shrek, the Musical when three versions of Princess Fiona are singing from her/their castle tower–the young girl, the adolescent, and the grown woman–longing for her dreams to come true. I love the musical; as you can imagine, it’s pretty funny. Beyond the humor, this image has remained with me.

It poignantly depicts the fact that there is still a little girl in each of us, a high school student, a young adult, waiting for her dreams to be fulfilled. In fact, a couple of nights ago, I spent some time with a few twenty-something women, talking through and praying about what it means to wait on God’s perfect timing for our dreams, while also living in the present He has given us. It’s a holy tension.

With that said, I’m so excited to finally announce that one of my lifelong dreams (oh, the hours I spent writing in diaries as a young girl; the seasons, as an adolescent, I poured myself into really terrible tortured poetry; the calling I’ve felt as a grown woman) has come true.

My first book on overcoming shame will be published with none other than Zondervan (See HarperCollins Christian Publishing) in October 2015.

I’m as giddy as a little girl, pumped as a teenager, and the grown-up in me is ever so thankful to God for this great blessing. Most of all, I cannot wait to see how He brings healing and hope into the lives of SO MANY women who are suffering from shame.

This book is sassy, serious, and, of course, shameless. It’s about developing a theology and identity of overcoming shame in Christ– both for the big traumas of life and for those mundane-shames we all deal with (at the grocery store, the gym, while watching E! news, etc).

If you want to know more about the book, this was my proposal promo (starring The Sunday’s and some of my lovely friends) and put together by the incomparable Megan Cody:

A special shout out to:
Heidi Mitchell at DC Jacobson, my fabulous literary agentess.
My amazing Redbuds.
Shannon Ethridge, for writing my foreword and for encouraging me along the way.
(Wow, I feel like I’m making a big speech right now… one more to go….)

At the top of the list is YOU, the faithful men and women who read this crazy blog. I am honored that you’d spend even a few minutes of your week with me, and I can’t wait to share my heart with you through this book. My prayer is that it’s a gift from God to the readers.

You may see less of me online the next few weeks, but I’ll be back soon to update you as things progress. For now, I’d value your prayers as I write, write, write.

As always, live shamelessly!

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