Arranged relationships, inanimate toys, and my favorite homeschooling book so far {Quicklit – August Reads}

Non-Fiction: The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart - 5 stars. So helpful and practical. I love how she described the way not adhering to any one method of homeschooling really freed up her family to thrive. I also loved her idea to keep a list of what … Continue reading Arranged relationships, inanimate toys, and my favorite homeschooling book so far {Quicklit – August Reads}

Loving My Actual Neighbor by Alexandra Kuykendall {Book Review}

"May we be people who take this business of loving our neighbors seriously, knowing God does. With all of the humility we can muster, we join our Maker to treasure the people right in front of us so that they may experience the hope of Christ through us." Loc 2202Loving My Actual Neighbor: 7 Practices … Continue reading Loving My Actual Neighbor by Alexandra Kuykendall {Book Review}

Steady as She Goes {The Kind Side}

It's ok to experiment and not be sure you are meant to do this one thing over that other thing. Do the work placed in front of you on this very day. Choose what you already chose before. Choose the unchangeable commitments. The people, the responsibilities, the aliveness of your life. After that it's an … Continue reading Steady as She Goes {The Kind Side}

Breathe Again by Niki Hardy {Book Review}

"Like Grace, I didn't choose to have cancer, and I bet you didn't choose the junk you're battling right now. But friend, we can choose to hold on. We may feel powerless, but we're not. This choice to trust God is still firmly ours. Once we choose to trust God more than we trust the … Continue reading Breathe Again by Niki Hardy {Book Review}

Back Roads to Belonging by Kristen Strong {Book Review}

"A quiet back road requires the patience and eyes-wide-open vision that allows us to see the stunning views of God's provision for each of us. But it also provides a suitable place for us to consider where he wants us to expand our circle and sense of belonging. After we spend time caring for our … Continue reading Back Roads to Belonging by Kristen Strong {Book Review}

What’s Yours {The Kind Side}

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0l-kk2FftF/?hl=en In case you can't see it, this image says: "Other people's behavior is about them, not about you." I saw this post on Instagram and I found it relieving in a way. I often find myself reacting to what I assume someone is thinking about me by how they're acting. This little sentence helps … Continue reading What’s Yours {The Kind Side}

Spunky choices, new mantras, and the power of apprenticeship – What I Learned – Summer 2019

Choose the spunky sunglasses. My bright coral sunglasses have brought me so much life. I'm not going back to boring colors again. It's really easy to stay too busy with biggish little kids in the summer. So many fun opportunities, but now I'm tired. Haha. :) Time for some introverted recovery. I feel like I'm … Continue reading Spunky choices, new mantras, and the power of apprenticeship – What I Learned – Summer 2019

Invited by Leslie Verner {Book Review}

"While some of us may be led to move, go, and pledge ourselves to other lands, most of us are tasked with the mission to stay. What if we took that same sense of purpose and "calling" we often attribute to cross-cultural workers, pastors, and missionaries, and poured it into our right-here, right-now lives?What if … Continue reading Invited by Leslie Verner {Book Review}