Total Christmas Makeover: a review

Christmas is my favorite! To be honest I just really love holidays and being festive, so since lots of other people feel that way at Christmas I enjoy it ten fold. I do advent with my kids, both the fun and the spiritual kinds, I started the tradition LONG before they could understand just because […]

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Never Unfriended: a modern reality and a review

Lisa Jo Baker did a phenomenal job creating a practical book to help those who are needing to develop friendships, go deeper in existing relationships, may find themselves lonely while in current, seemingly good friendships, or who are feeling isolated. I appreciated that she addressed people in all phases and provided Scriptural examples and encouragements […]

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You Are Free: Book Review

While I cannot say You Are Free by Rebekah Lyons is one of a kind I can say that it’s message is SO MUCH more than its 231 pages. I believe this book is part of a movement. The themes of freedom, rescue, calling, confession, rest, grief, weakness, celebration, bravery… they are common themes among […]

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Nothing to Prove

  This will really be a two-part post that also provides lots of affiliate links for you to pick up incredible books. I hope you’ll check it out. More specifically you’ll get a review of Jennie Allen’ new book,  Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen and my own personal reflections and journey with this idea […]

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Happily Homemade: A Cookbook Review

Oh my this book!  Happily Homemade by Rachel Schultz has captivated me. I cannot believe how gorgeous the photography is, how practical the recipes are, and how easy this book is to use. I think I have a new favorite. While there are new (to me) ingredients or new ways to use them, like using […]

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31 Verses to Write On Your Heart: a book review

31 Verses to Write On Your Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs  is such a wonderful resource. I have determined to memorize more Scripture this year and this book was a fabulous place to start. It is a wonderful combination of tried and true, familiar verses coupled with many that were less familiar to me. Higgs breaks the verses […]

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3 Tools for Entering the New Year: and a book review

For almost 10 years now I have chosen a word to propel my year. Over the years I’ve explored “authenticity,” “transparency,” “simplicity,” “privacy,” occasionally a word took me more than one year and this past year I chose “present.” I have yet to decide on a word for this year, but in the process I’ve […]

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A Month of Sundays: Book Review

A Month of Sundays: Striding Toward Spiritual Refreshment One Sunday at a Time by Paula Hartman just came out in March and although filled with 100 plus recipes it’s truest gift is the insight into Sabbath and rest that it provides. What a delightful fall read. It was perfect for a cold, rainy weekend. I […]

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