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}

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}

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}

Summer Reading – Am I Doing it Wrong? {July QuickLit}

July was a weird month of reading. I listened to a couple audiobooks while ferrying the kids back and forth to VBS. Three hours of VBS is not really long enough when it takes 25 minutes to get to church. The audiobooks helped it to be more enjoyable instead of feeling like wasting alone minutes … Continue reading Summer Reading – Am I Doing it Wrong? {July QuickLit}

How to read a riveting series. {June Quicklit}

Put the whole series on hold at the library. Wait until they all show up. Read them as quickly as you can. This is what I should have done with the Charlotte Holmes series. So let me say it again: Make sure you have them all on hand. I read a lot this month, but … Continue reading How to read a riveting series. {June Quicklit}

Run the Mile You’re In by Ryan Hall {review}

"I'm not saying that the big decisions shouldn't be carefully considered, but I've learned that we also shouldn't dismiss the small ones because these decisions can subtly change the trajectory of our lives."Ryan Hall, Run the Mile You're In - page 15 Run the Mile You're In: Finding God in Every Step by Ryan Hall … Continue reading Run the Mile You’re In by Ryan Hall {review}

At the coast and otherwise {QuickLit – May}

Ideal, yes? Somehow I always imagine reading on the beach to be a great idea and I always have great plans to read on the sand when we go there. Between wind and rain and children quite willing to douse themselves (irrespective of their swimmings skills) in the chilly waves, it doesn't really work in … Continue reading At the coast and otherwise {QuickLit – May}