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}

Birthing Hope by Rachel Marie Stone {book review}

Birthing Hope: Giving Fear to the Light by Rachel Marie Stone "God as a warrior doesn't do much for me, but I cherish the image of God as a laboring woman. The book of Isaiah joins the two images closely enough that I can imagine they share more in common than I might have suspected: … Continue reading Birthing Hope by Rachel Marie Stone {book review}

On the journey to create.. 3 things {The Kind Side}

We won’t figure it out right away. Each attempt will probably show us something really useful. Our creative efforts might help other people in ways we’ll never know. This cute picture book, The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires, is about a little girl trying to create something she has pictured in her head. She … Continue reading On the journey to create.. 3 things {The Kind Side}

If Only You Knew by Jamie Ivey {Book Review}

"Shame over past sins that have already been forgiven is not from God. No matter how much you go to church, or read your Bible, or give away lots of money, you're not improving Christ's forgiveness of you." Jamie Ivey, If Only You Know, p212 If Only You Knew: My Unlikely, Unavoidable Story of Becoming … Continue reading If Only You Knew by Jamie Ivey {Book Review}

Shades of Light: A Novel by Sharon Garlough Brown {Book Review}

Shades of Light by Sharon Garlough Brown This book was so good. I went in expecting a more serious read about depression and mental health. And it was very serious, but it also had so much light, hope, and healing even when the situation is an ongoing one. Wren's experience of depression and anxiety were … Continue reading Shades of Light: A Novel by Sharon Garlough Brown {Book Review}

Always We Begin Again by Leanna Tankersly (Book Review)

Always We Begin Again: Stepping into the Next, New Moment by Leanna Tankersly This beautiful sparkly hardcover is small in stature, but hefty in pages and expectation. The perfect size for holding introspectively while gazing out the window. As one does. I haven't finished it yet, but besides having just the right dimensions, these 100 … Continue reading Always We Begin Again by Leanna Tankersly (Book Review)

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}