Literary Heroines, Clarkson life and a Twitter chat party!

Sunday night found me curled in a ball of tense nerves trying to figure it all out. How to keep priorities, what is my stewardship, how to manage all of my commitments and keeping peace at home. My two girls have become my companions in spiritual decisions. How grateful I am to have such rich souls right in my own home. I told them of my flutterings of mind to get it all done: This week for me holds the Colorado Conference--so excited to see so many of you.

The Twitter chat--looking forward to connecting with many of you there. For more information see below and go here for Sarah Mae's excellent article explaining it all!

Pondering deadlines, international commitments, books I want to write, family commitments, and so much more.

Sarah, (my daughter)  had written a blog post this weekend on her own site that focusses on the picture of life I hope I have lived and want to live--but to live such an intentional life automatically means a limitation of commitments. And so I am pondering my limitations. I know you will enjoy her lovely, soul-filling writing as you ponder your own life.

I take my respites when I can get them. This Christmas, between crazed bouts of typing and the ever-quickening whirlwind of all the family at home, I watchedLittle Dorrit, the BBC adaptation of Dicken’s famous novel. A fantastic knot of interwoven lives as usual, this particular  story centers all on young Amy Dorrit. Born in debtor’s prison, she has spent her young life caring for her mournful father and striving to keep her little family together.

Everyone relies on Amy, and she strives to keep everyone’s faith while cooking for this one, or getting that one out of debt, or comforting another after the loss of a job. All while life swirls around her in the sort of drama that only Dickens can conjure. The story is good, yet Amy stays with me beyond it all. Even now, several weeks after I watched it, I am still stirred strangely in my soul by this one stouthearted little woman. She walked into my thoughts and took up lodging, and now she calls me to action. For the rest of the post, go to

Now, here is a part of Sarah Mae's post that I hope will answer some of your questions about our chat tomorrow night! :

If you would like to spend some time having Sally answering some of your mom questions, join us this Tuesday at the #momheart Twitter chat. Sally will be giving away some books and DVD’s and a grand prize of a full conference pass to one of her Mom Heart conferences (held in Colorado (sold out), North Caroline, California, and Texas).  You do not have to R.S.V.P, just show up and we’ll guide you!

Details: Follow: @sarahmaewrites and @Sally_Clarkson

Hashtag: #momheart for the Chat conference to join us!

Date: Tuesday, January 18th Time: 9-10pm EST

Where: Twitter Recommended Way to Tweet: Tweet Chat

*If you do not already have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one for free at

If you would like further help on navigating through a Twitter chat, read this wonderfully helpful how-to post.

I would so appreciate your prayers for me and my family as we go into our busy conference weeks. We have a lot on our plate, but we are all excited to be able to speak and minister. Our whole family will be with you in California and all three kids and Clay and I will be in Dallas and Raleigh. Pray for good health, strong emotional and spiritual well-being, protection on flights and for all the details to go well. We so appreciate those of you who pray for us. Have a great week.