Livin’ it up in California

Last year, right around this time, I came to this beautiful lake house in Northern California and spent five days soaking up wisdom and inspiration from my favorite people in the world.

I’m back here again, still working on the same book, still soaking in wisdom, honored and blessed to have the privilege to come to this spectacular place do the thing I was created to do. I have come down with a nasty cold and my throat feels like it’s been excavated overnight, so I’m not sure how much actual writing I’ll get done today, but I will rest and will go home rejuvinated and renewed.

Have an amazing weekend, everyone!

Take a few minutes to do the things that make your soul sing.

I wrote 22 pages on my novel yesterday. It's hard not to be inspired here.

Yes. We're eating food like this every. single. day.


  1. SO glad you are getting this time. SOO sorry you are sick! SOOO glad you only have yourself to take care of!

    • Yes. Silver lining to being sicky sick. I haven’t felt this bad in a long time, but at least I’m able to relax and hopefully nip it in the bud quick. I hope to go home well. 🙂

      • You think it’s strep? It is making the rounds here…….. Praying you feel better soon!

  2. Oooo I wish I was with you. Wait…

  3. Thank you for inviting me along. This weekend has left me in awe of God’s gifts.


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