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Dena Dyer
Granbury, Texas
I'm a professional author and speaker who loves encouraging hurting and harried women to lean on Jesus--and take themselves less seriously.
Interests: I enjoy reading, cuddling with my boys, dates with my hubby, "Chick Posse" nights with my girlfriends, browsing thrift stores for fabulous finds, cooking, and traveling.
Recent Activity
I'm delighted to welcome a guest, Jill McSheehy, to the blog today. Jill is a writer and Bible teacher who blogs on her faith, family, and garden. After publishing her first two books, Glory in the Garden: 31 Days of Devotionals and Flourish, she pursued her lifelong dream of writing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Dena Dyer
Happy Holidays--and Merry Christmas. In Texas, we still have temperatures in the 70's, so it doesn't FEEL like Christmas yet. But we're expecting a cold front any day. (It will be nice to actually use our fireplace!) In the meantime, we want to thank you for subscribing to Dena's blog... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Dena Dyer
Dear Jordan and Jackson, I’ve been thinking and praying about the results of our recent presidential election. We haven’t talked about it much yet, but it feels like a historic moment for our country, and I want you to know several things. First, you know I wasn’t a fan of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Dena Dyer
Happy Tuesday! I've had the privilege of contributing to a beautiful faith-based magazine over the last few weeks. It's called For Her, and it has a wide variety of articles each week about subjects we women care about: friendship, culture, spirituality, marriage, fashion, parenting, and more. The first article I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Dena Dyer
Temperatures are dropping, stores are stocking pumpkin spice everything, and it's finally here: my (Dena's) favorite season. Happy fall, y'all! We've had a busy few weeks, and wanted to share some highlights: Our book launch party. We had a steady crowd all night and were thrilled with the turn-out. Friends... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at Dena Dyer
Image by Toa Heftiba via Unsplash. “The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy, but I have come that you might have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 I’ve been depressed, and I wouldn’t wish such anguish on my worst enemy. However, watching my spouse suffer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Dena Dyer
I chatted recently with radio host and author Carol Graham on the subject of my battle with depression and how God's word helped me overcome the lies I'd believed for way too long. I hope you'll listen to the broadcast. Also, please pray for others who will hear it, that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Dena Dyer
Happy August! Thanks for being a loyal reader/subscriber. This month, Carey and I are starting a new tradition for our monthly update. From now on, we'll be focusing not just on marriage, but on all family relationships. The three topics we'll cover are family, faith and fun. By the way,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Dena Dyer
Thank you so much for this sweet comment, Lauren (I don't know why Typepad didn't alert me when you posted). It was a joy and privilege to have you at the retreat. I wish you MUCH success on your writing. How fun to get to know you and find out about our connections-in-common. Blessings!
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on Writing Workshops/Retreats at Dena Dyer
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It's already the end of the school year. Where has the time gone? Carey and I have been celebrating the graduation of our senior son. Yikes! With Jordan's milestone, I've become a little bit more reflective and a lot more emotional. Though he'll be staying at home for the next... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Dena Dyer
Marsha, thanks for sharing this with me and for your encouraging words. I'd love to say hi if I'm at church that Sunday! Blessings...
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Thank you, friend!
Toggle Commented May 11, 2016 on My Depression Story: Part One at Dena Dyer
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Today is part three of my series on mental health (at least MY mental health). Thank you to those who've viewed and shared these videos. For those of you who've been following along, I want to point out that the worst of my depression happened over sixteen years ago. It's... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at Dena Dyer
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so I'm sharing a few videos about my own experiences with depression. Here's the second part of my personal journey. Part One is here, if you'd like to view the first video in the series. Just a note: these videos are not edited professionally,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Dena Dyer
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so I thought I'd make a few videos about my own experiences with depression. (They're not edited to perfection, but giving up on perfection was part of my healing process.) Today I'm sharing the first part of my personal journey. People see me smiling... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Dena Dyer
Welcome to our new subscribers! We so appreciate you--and hope you enjoy this issue of "Happily Ever Laughter." First, here's a short excerpt from our upcoming book. Devotional: Decorating Debacle The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.” Proverbs 14:1, ESV Carey... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Dena Dyer
Carey and I are starting a monthly e-newsletter, "Happily Ever Laughter," which will live here for a while until our new website goes "live." Speaking of "Happily Ever Laughter," that was the name of the music/comedy show my hubby and I performed to three very enthusiastic audiences over Valentine's weekend... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at Dena Dyer
Happy 2016, friends!!! We haven't sent Christmas cards for the last few years (sorry!), but we really appreciate those of you who continue to send us your family pics and news. It's fun to read your updates. We thought we'd update you about what's going on in Dyer-land (better late... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Dena Dyer
I'm thrilled to be hosting a friend and fellow author today. Monica Sharman is a mom, wife, and writer who is passionate about Bible study. I know you'll love her insights on anniversary gifts. Be sure and check out her new book, and her website, by reading her bio after... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Dena Dyer
“Often, what we have is what someone else is dreaming about.” Melissa Michaels, Love the Home You Have As Alexander would say, it had been a terrible, horrible, very bad day. I had yelled at my squabbling sons, made ridiculous threats, and found frustration at every turn. The dishes in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2015 at Dena Dyer
“If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.” Proverbs 27:14 Carey says:

 Shhh. As we carefully approach the roofed habitation, let us now observe the early morning rituals of the North American homo sapiens. You’ll notice that this particular diurnal male’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Dena Dyer
What are your dreams? Have you given them up because you think you’re too old to accomplish anything of worth? Well, here’s a little reality check for you: Sarah Bernhardt was 78 when she acted in her last stage performance Sophocles was 89 when he wrote Oedipus at Colonus, one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Dena Dyer
It does seem like a lifetime ago, doesn't it, Marcus? And yet it doesn't seem that long ago. Weird how time compresses like that. Thanks for your encouragement. That means so much! The High Calling was a part of all that--helping me stretch and grow, to not be afraid of tough topics and serious editing. Carey and I hope to see you soon, too. Blessings, friend--to you, the Foundation, and your sweet family.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2015 on A Sad Goodbye--and New Beginnings at Dena Dyer
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AMEN and thank you, Tim. I was so glad to meet you, as well. And yes--we will stay friends forever. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2015 on A Sad Goodbye--and New Beginnings at Dena Dyer
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Jeanne--yes. I feel God pressing me to press on, not look back anymore. Since we found out the news in late spring, it's been hard to not grieve and feel bad. But I know God works all things for His will and purposes, so I need to not get stuck--to actively celebrate what He has done and look forward to what He will do. Thanks for all your contributions; I loved working with you and helping share your words with a wider audience.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2015 on A Sad Goodbye--and New Beginnings at Dena Dyer
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