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}

Martin Luther in His Own Words {review}

Martin Luther in His Own Words: Essential Writings of the Reformation Edited by Jack D. Kilcrease and Erwin W. Lutzer This is a short (the book is 170 pages) selection of some of Luther's work sorted into sections according to the the five solas of the reformation: Sola Fide ("by faith alone")Sola Gratia ("by grace … Continue reading Martin Luther in His Own Words {review}

Surprised by Paradox by Jen Pollock Michel {review}

"That paradox of God's story is that he's chosen to write its timelessness in the ticking heart of his Son and that he's choosing to write it in our ticking hearts too." Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of "And" in an Either-Or World by Jen Pollock Michel, p 46. In this book Jen Pollock Michel … Continue reading Surprised by Paradox by Jen Pollock Michel {review}