Late Summer News and Upcoming Fall Fun

So I’ve been meaning to write you for some time now.

And for those who have newly subscribed this might be a first for you. But just so you know, I usually send out a newsletter at least once a season – sometime more often. It’s my opportunity to share with you in a more personal way and keep you posted on events and news that might be coming up.

With that in mind, here’s this Summer’s News….

Mom and Avonlea at Lake

I love summer.

I really do.

I love the sunshine, the flowers, the outdoors, the looser schedule, and hanging out on our back porch. It’s my happy season. And for those of you who are following me on Instagram, you’re probably not surprised. Every day seem to bring some some wonderful or beautiful gift to share! (You can find me on Instagram here.)

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Our family tries to make the most of the short summer months here in Central Oregon, so we spend as much time as possible hanging out at the many lakes in the area. We enjoy hiking, fishing, and simply floating for hours in the water. Our boys also had an amazing experience traveling to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons this summer with their dad and Grandpa. It was a Guys’ Trip to always remember!

The boys at Yellowstone

What’s Happening at Club31Women

Blog Under ConstructionCRASH! You might have noticed a couple of weeks ago, that the blog crashed and then continued to crash, crash, crash. Due to heavy traffic, the site was overloaded and – not to go into too many of the gory details – I clearly needed a new server. Unfortunately, the process turned out to be more complicated than it should have been, but thanks to the prayers of many and the expert help of a friend or two, we are now back up with a new spiffy server and other terrific improvements. I do apologize for the inconvenience for those of you who encountered the “forbidden” message (not sure what that was all about!).

Real-Life Homemaking SeriesReal-Life Homemaking started off as simply a fun series, but it’s been so well-received that it looks like I’ll be making it a regular feature here on Club31Women. So let me know if you have a topic you’d like me to cover and I’l try to include it!

Club31Women Book Reviews1Club31Women Book Reviews is another new feature. I’ve always been an enthusiastic reader, so I’m enjoying sharing with you the books that have blessed me, helped me, and/or inspired me.

For instance, I was thrilled to find these books by the Ulrich’s for children here: A Charming Children’s Series – At Long Last: A Review of The Growly Books .

At the Master's Feet by Heather StricklandSpeaking of books, I want to share with you a book that my friend Heather has written. She shares in her devotional book that, “While we are in the midst of trials and joys, triumphs and defeats, good and bad—we can turn to God’s Word for encouragement.” Heather invites you to sit at the Master’s feet, as Mary did, and learn from Him.

Available here:  At the Master’s Feet: Encouragement For Your Soul

When children see us humbly seeking true forgiveness after we’ve sinned against them, we’re not only showing them how to walk we’re also providing a safe place to do so. ~ Matthew L Jacobson

www.geodun.comYou all probably know my husband by now, but if you haven’t yet had the chance to see his new site,,  I hope you’ll pop over there! He writes on marriage, family, church, and culture and you can pretty much count on him to make you think, ponder, and, often, laugh. He certainly challenges me (and makes me laugh too). He and I are looking forward to writing together more this coming year!

Coming Up This Fall…..

Looking for some encouragement in your marriage? This September I’ll once again be joining up with Time-Warp Wife, WomenLivingWell, Unveiled Wife, and Ashleigh Slater to offer a “virtual marriage retreat” for you. Stay tuned for more details . . . . (I’ve always wanted to say that!)

100 Ways to Love - in SpanishSo what’s coming up next? Lots of wonderful projects! For one, our 100 Ways to Love books are about to be released in Spanish (any day now). We’re very excited about this new translation!

We’re also working on a NEW parenting book which we hope will be ready for release later in the year.

Well, as you can see, I’m long overdue in writing you. I’ll try not to wait quite so long the next time.

I hope you know that I often pray for you. I also read every comment and email that comes in. You mean more to me than I’m always able to express, so please don’t hesitate to communicate what’s on your heart and mind. It truly matters to me.

And lastly, I hope you enjoy these last few weeks of summer!  

I’ll be thinking about fall soon . . . but not before we enjoy one more trip – or two – to the lake.

In His grace,
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Lisa is the happily-ever-after wife of Matthew Jacobson and together they enjoy raising and home-educating their 8 children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She’s also rather fond of dark chocolate, French press coffee, and deep friendships (though not necessarily in that order). She encourages women to embrace the rich life of loving relationships and the high calling of being a wife and mother. Lisa is the author of 100 Ways to Love Your Husband and her husband is the author of 100 Ways to Love Your Wife. They are also the authors of several children’s books, including a winner of the C.S. Lewis Silver Medal for Children’s Literature.



The Happily-Ever-After wife of Matthew. Mom to 8 children. Sharing my passion for husband, home, and family at Club31Women. 100 Ways to Love Your Husband.

“Marriage is a gift of love you give to your spouse everyday, with a never-ending promise that you’ll walk side-by-side.” -Darlene Schacht – 6 months ago

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  • Heather Fryfogle Strickland

    You love in such a beautiful place! Thanks so much for sharing about my book!

  • Libby Humbles

    Excited about your book on parenting! My first little one will be here in November!

  • Lisa Jacobson

    Congratulations, Libby! That is wonderful news! Will you share with us when you have a baby announcement? I hope so! Blessings, LIsa

  • Lisa Jacobson

    Thank you, Heather, and thank YOU for sharing your encouraging devotional with us!

  • Kathy Rodriguez

    Thanks Lisa for translating your books in Spanish! I can read English but I prefer to read them in my own language.Your articles have been such a blessing to my life. Oh by the way I’m from Ecuador 😉

  • Lisa Jacobson

    From Ecuador? How lovely, Kathy! I’ve always wanted to go there and hope to someday! The books should be out in Spanish some time in the next couple of weeks. Watch for them? Blessings, ~ Lisa