Three gorgeous kids’ books in time for Christmas {Reviews}

I was so pleased to receive these three recently released books to review! Maybe one of these would be a lovely Christmas gift for one of the kids in your life!  The Sleepy Shepherd by Stephen Cottrell is a magically illustrated story about a little shepherd who sleeps right through the angels coming and everyone … Continue reading Three gorgeous kids’ books in time for Christmas {Reviews}

Real Love in an Angry World by Rick Bezet {Review}

"Acknowledging the value of a soul plants in us a seed of willingness to build others up, encourage others, and call the greatness out of them. [...] My point is, we should interact with everyone based not only on who they are, but also with expectation of who they could be." - Real Love in … Continue reading Real Love in an Angry World by Rick Bezet {Review}

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel {Review}

I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel I just want to use this book as artwork. Honestly. The cover plus the title basically is about equal to my tendencies of escaping from or trying to figure out how to deal with my life through reading. The tiny hardcover design makes for a fun purse book … Continue reading I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel {Review}

What I Read – October 2018 {QuickLit}

Fiction: If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim - 5 stars. Tragic, honest, refugee story about Korean girl finding her way through choices of practicality and following her heart. I was rooting for this story. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang - 3.5 stars. This story about a person with Aspergers navigating the world … Continue reading What I Read – October 2018 {QuickLit}

Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales {Review and 19/31}

"Affluence, safety, and comfort can dull our souls." -Ashley Hales in Finding Holy in the Suburbs, p.117 I finished this book two days ago and I already want to reread it. Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales is a critical, theological discussion of how where we live shapes our faith. This is not … Continue reading Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales {Review and 19/31}

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}