Facing Regrets With Prayer And Courage

Here's a link to my interview at today's Parse blog for church leaders at Christianitytoday.com. Please click on the [Read more] below to check out the whole conversation.Today's interview is with Michelle Van Loon. Michelle is the author of If Only: Letting Go of Regret. She is a writer for Her.meneutics and she blogs at Pilgrim's Road Trip. Today, we talk with Michelle about the sanctifying role of regret, the temptation to take shortcuts, and regret as a tutor. 1) Regret is an int … [Read more...]

Speaking of regret: a helpful infographic

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God Has A Wonderful Plan For Your Life!


In researching the theme of regret for my book, I learned that a whole lot of us carry regrets about the choices we make as we launch into adulthood. At that stage, we're building our lives via both relationships and educational/career choices. Every time we make a decision to take a step in one direction, we close the door on a number of other options. After all, we can't be in two (or more) places at once.I remember being paralyzed by this notion when I was in my late teens and early … [Read more...]

Blog Tour Finish Line / A Peek Ahead

The final posts from the epic If Only journey `round the web are below:Aleah Marsden offers a review, a remembrance and a reflection - all in one witty post at DepthOfTheRiches.com. And wise friend Judy Allen reviews If Only at ConnectingDotsToGod.com.And Leslie Sholly is running a give-away in conjunction with her thoughts about her if only's at Life In Every Limb.You can check out the earlier pit stops on this virtual road trip here and here.A huge thanks to Rachel and team at … [Read more...]

It’s not a give-away, it’s a “gift away”

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You know that "Five Love Languages" thing? Those books and seminars that tell you how you and those you know are wired to demonstrate and receive love? Well, according to the little quiz in the back of the very first book written in the series, one of my primary love languages is gift giving.I'll buy that.Today is the release date of If Only: Letting Go Of Regret. It's been available for a few weeks (here, here, and here for starters), but now it's really, truly, officially available. … [Read more...]

Blog Tour Redux: Week Deux

The blog tour for If Only: Letting Go Of Regret continued this past week, and will wrap up the middle of next week. Today, a recap of the sweet middle of this journey `round the web talking about regret, redemption and renewal. Check out these sweet links, including one that is hosting a way for you to win a copy of the book.If you've read the book, I'd be so grateful if you'd add a couple of lines of review at Amazon and/or Goodreads. July 1st is the official release date. Stay tuned, as … [Read more...]

Blog Tour Wrap-Up: Week 1


It's been an honor and a lot of fun to watch the discussion about If Only: Letting Go Of Regret travel around the web this week. Below you'll find a wrap-up of the book-related posts - and a bonus. Yesterday, Ellen Painter Dollar shared a section of Chapter 9, entitled "When The Past Becomes The Present: Why Our History Still Tell Tales". Visit her blog to read part one. Part two is below.Monday: Part 1 of an excerpt from Chapter 1 at Melaniemakes.comTuesday: Part 2 of an excerpt … [Read more...]