Reading Widely {QuickLit Oct and Whole Together Family 14/31}

I listened to sooo many audiobooks last month. I'm hooked, at least when they're free and from the library! I've been really enjoying trying to read more diverse books this year, and I feel like I am finally in a good groove. Most of these are recent releases. There are a five books based in … Continue reading Reading Widely {QuickLit Oct and Whole Together Family 14/31}

What happens when you have a book-centered mama {Whole Together Family 10/31}

I handed in the library kid-pack sans the missing hammer. The librarians smiled and granted a renewal, just as benevolent as I had imagined. We now have two more weeks to find that silly plastic hammer. Aw, blessed relief. The real Win of the Day though?  While looking for a few books for Meg, I … Continue reading What happens when you have a book-centered mama {Whole Together Family 10/31}

10 Delightful Picture Books {Whole Together Family 6/31}

It's pretty normal for us to have around fifty books checked out from the library. Some are just my books, but the kids have so much fun picking their own as well. We often come home with a lot of books that are pink, Fancy Nancy, or of the Superhero learn to read variety. And … Continue reading 10 Delightful Picture Books {Whole Together Family 6/31}

It’s All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee {Review}

"You don't have to leave it all behind for rest. In fact, that's going to be unrealistic. Yes, God's definitely going to ask you to lay down some stuff, but he also created you to be an efficient, productive woman capable of doing great things." - It's All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee, p.63.   … Continue reading It’s All Under Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee {Review}

The Library is my BFF {Quick Lit – August Books}

I breezed through a dozen books last month, with nearly no non-fiction in the middle three weeks. I needed that non-fiction break! Here's what I read in August! Everything was from the library. I think in October I really need to address my unread and owned bookshelf. It's also a little out of control. But … Continue reading The Library is my BFF {Quick Lit – August Books}

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton {Review}

Even though this book is finely tuned for pastors and leaders in church, it's useful for anyone. We all lead somehow. We all need to find ways to listen for God and take care of our own souls. We are all spiritual people in the midst of an everyday life filled with unruly demands and … Continue reading Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton {Review}

Raising World Changers in a Changing World by Kristen Welch {Review}

"We find we are helped when we stop to help others." - Kristen Welch, in Raising World Changers in a Changing World: How One Family Discovered the Beauty of Sacrifice and the Joy of Giving, (page 13) Kristen Welch is the founder of Mercy House Global and a very driven person. This is her family's story … Continue reading Raising World Changers in a Changing World by Kristen Welch {Review}

White Awake by Daniel Hill {Review}

(Review Copy thanks to @IVPress) White Awake: An honest look at what it means to be white by Daniel Hill "The doctrine of the imago Dei insists on recognizing every human being as an image bearer of God and therefore as valuable and worth. To live from our identity in Christ, we must confront the … Continue reading White Awake by Daniel Hill {Review}