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Bright Side Blog Bash Day 5!!

Well, the Bright Side Blog Bash is nearing it’s end. Don’t worry– we still have one more day of winners to announce, but I must thank all of you for your participation this week. It’s been so fun reading your comments. My heart skips a little beat when the winner’s name is drawn for each contest– I’m always so excited for you!

Thanks for helping me and Lacie distract ourselves from not being able to attend the ACFW conference this weekend. We’ve had a wonderful time promoting our author friends and we hope that even if you didn’t win copies you’ll check out some of their books and support them as well!

Also, I would love it if you would continue visiting my blog. I will still continue to do giveaways from time to time and I love your comments on my regular posts. If you’re not a subscriber, please do so. This is the best place for me to connect with you readers, so please don’t hesitate to comment, email me, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter!

This sandwich lover really enjoyed reading your comments yesterday about your favorite sandwiches. Seriously– I’m going to have to try some of those!

And now to announce yesterday’s winner of the 3-book New Releases Prize pack. Congratulations to Melody Durant!

Melody, I have to admit, you haven’t sold me on the peanut butter and mustard sandwich, but since your name was randomly chosen, I’ll still let you win. 😉 Please email me with your mailing address asap (and maybe include a little more explanation on this sandwich recipe…).

Today is Grand Prize Friday!!

Look at that collection of amazing books. Doesn’t it look awesome?? I’m so excited about giving all of these books to one lucky winner. I mean, it’s like hitting the jackpot! There’s something for everyone in this stash– a little mystery, a little romance, a little history, a little Christian Living… It’s a fantastic collection!

  • A keepsake bookmark
  • No good book can be enjoyed without CHOCOLATE, so I’ll be sending you some of my favorite kinds!
  • Other goodies for a perfect reading experience (these are top secret!)
  • Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar
  • A Log Cabin Christmas Collection, featuring Liz Johnson’s novella, A Star In the Night
  • Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert
  • A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, CA by Keli Gwyn
  • Submerged by Dani Pettrey
  • Mama Needs a Time Out by Heather Riggleman
  • God of All Comfort (Eight Lessons About Hope in Christ) by Donna Pyle
  • A 3 e-book set from author Linda Kozar including Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As a Doornail

Okay friends, if you want to win today’s GRAND PRIZE, you need to leave a comment answering the following question: What’s your wildest dream occupation? 

For me it’s Broadway. I’d give anything to be on Broadway. I was a musical theater major for a while in college and occasionally I regret not sticking with that path. Of course, I fully believe that God has me right where he wants me and I wouldn’t change a thing about my life or my family, but when I’m belting out a tune from Wicked or Les Miz at the top of my lungs, it’s hard for me not to imagine what it would be like to perform it on a Broadway stage.

So I want to know from you about your “dream” occupation.

Good luck, contestants. The winner will be announced tomorrow (Saturday)!


Writers– last chance to submit your blurbs to win one of the amazing prizes below!! We’ll be announcing those winners tomorrow, too! Refer to the post on day 1 to make sure you’ve commented with all the correct information.

Again, thanks everyone for your participation this week. Make sure you check back for the winners tomorrow and keep visiting and connecting with me and my co-host for this week, the amazing and beautiful Lacie Nezbeth!



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The Great White Way

I recently participated with our church children’s choir in a production of the musical “Amazing Grace.”

I played Grace. And I had a blast.

Afterward, a sweet church member paid me a compliment that meant the world to me. He said, “You ought to be on Broadway.”

I know you are laughing to yourself because after all, it was just a little church production with the children’s choir. Nothing to really put my acting chops to work.

But that compliment meant the world to me, because if given the chance at any other career in the world, Broadway is where I’d be found.

When I was in high school, drama was my thing. Our school drama department was very small and only did one large production a year, but I put my soul into it. I loved everything about it.

You know how there are those people who hang on to their high school achievements, even 20 years later? Remember Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite? He still lived in the moment from the 80s when he was on the high school football team.

My senior year in high school I won best actress in our regional One-Act play competition. Call it a small accomplishment, but it’s something I’m still seriously proud of. 🙂 I played a 300 lb Irish nun that year. I stuffed my nun’s habit full of towels and small pillows and threw myself into the role (literally- I had to dive across the stage and fall off of chairs in that production), finally able to put my ability for accents to good use.

I went to college on a theater scholarship with every intention of becoming a drama teacher-slash-Broadway star.

But although I loved performing, circumstances (and God) pushed me in a different direction and I became a history teacher; something I’m equally as passionate about.  And now I find passion in being Mommy and Writer.

My friend Katie Ganshert recently wrote a post about choices and how they affect the direction of our lives.

While I would never, ever give up my family, home, and life, if I had an alternate universe in which I could function, I would definitely pursue a life of performing on the stage.

My dream role would be to play Elphaba in Wicked. (She’s the green one.)

Dear Wicked Producers, should you ever need me, I already have the dialog, monologues, and music memorized. Give me a call. 🙂

Share with Me: Is there a career or job you wish you’d had the opportunity to pursue? Maybe one that might surprise the people who know you best?


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