27 places to start if you need a really good book {Fave Books – 2019}

In light of all that's going on in the world, I thought you might appreciate some book recommendations to see you through. I read so much last year and because of a choice to read more diverse authors on purpose, I've read soooo many more amazing books. I am excited to share some of them … Continue reading 27 places to start if you need a really good book {Fave Books – 2019}

I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People by Terence Lester {Book Review}

"We've become good at fooling ourselves. We begin to live in a society where "I'm too busy for you" becomes the norm, and we are taught and teach others that people are not valuable." Terence Lester, I See You, page 59. One of the things that bothers me most about living in the biggest city … Continue reading I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People by Terence Lester {Book Review}

Habits, Hygge, and a lot of Good Fiction {January Quick-Lit}

Non-Fiction: Big Dreams, Daily Joys by Elise Blaha Cripe - 4 stars. Loved the graphics and hearing more of the author's story. I've followed her on Instagram for years so it's fun to hear more about her creative process and life. Atomic Habits by James Clear - 4 stars. Lots of good insight, but it … Continue reading Habits, Hygge, and a lot of Good Fiction {January Quick-Lit}

Sacred Endurance by Trillia Newbell {Book Review}

"God is an ever-present help." This means God isn't sort-of present, halfway present, distracted, or distant. He is always present. God is with us in our lostness and trouble." Trillia Newbell in Sacred Endurance (p88) Sacred Endurance: Finding Grace and Strength for a Lasting Faith by Trillia Newbell In Sacred Endurance, Trillia Newbell gives us … Continue reading Sacred Endurance by Trillia Newbell {Book Review}

The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith {Book Review}

"God is good, and God is still in control, and God's kingdom is never in trouble." James Bryan Smith, The Good and Beautiful God, p 67. I appreciate the sense of peace and calm carried along through The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows by James Bryan Smith. The … Continue reading The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith {Book Review}

Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram by Calhoun and Loughrige {Book Review}

(Thanks to IVPress for the free copy of this book for this long-overdue review!) Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformations provides an interesting perspective on the personal and spiritual growth possible through using the enneagram. This is not an entry level enneagram book. You need to know your number first … Continue reading Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram by Calhoun and Loughrige {Book Review}

Remember God by Annie F. Downs {Book Review}

Remember God by Annie F. Downs "And you know I wrestle. You know I wish things were easier and wish our stories were more streamlined and tied with a tighter bow at the end. I struggle so much when my expectations of God don't meet the reality of my current experience with life." Annie F. … Continue reading Remember God by Annie F. Downs {Book Review}

Read-alouds, memoir, and lovely fiction {September Quick-Lit}

Non-Fiction: Breathe Again by Niki Hardy - 4 stars. A powerful book for anyone grieving, approaching serious illness, or even just in the middle of ridiculous or worrisome circumstances. Word that nudge you to pick yourself up after the hard news hits and keep going after something happens. I appreciated it.If Only You Knew by … Continue reading Read-alouds, memoir, and lovely fiction {September Quick-Lit}