Heaps of Books! (Best of Recently)

I know I said I wouldn't be doing this every month, but what else am I going to do? Reading is a big part of my life and always has been. And somehow books are something I nearly always have head space to write about and share about. So here I am again linking up with Modern … Continue reading Heaps of Books! (Best of Recently)

INFJ books? What do you think? (6 best books so far, 2017)

Modern Mrs Darcy has a monthly linkup of books, but since I've not linked in a good 9 months... I'm going to not be too optimistic of linking up regularly and maybe instead just go for a once a season recap of bests :) I have somehow managed to read 30 books already this year! These … Continue reading INFJ books? What do you think? (6 best books so far, 2017)

Books I can’t forget from 2016

I have one last category of books that didn't quite make my top 4, but I still really felt strongly about for one reason or another and want to share with you. So. Books I can't forget: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - Oh my Gosh. It led me on for a 1000 pages … Continue reading Books I can’t forget from 2016

My Favorite Fiction from 2016

Fiction: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart - Middle grade novel of excellent intrigue and espionage. You'll devour it and then want to pass it on to all your nieces and nephews. :) The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh - breathtaking story of belonging, growing up in the foster system, and the … Continue reading My Favorite Fiction from 2016

My Favorite Memoirs from 2016

Yesterday I shared my favorite non-fiction and since I have such a penchant for non-fiction I divided out the memoirs. Here are my top four! Memoir: Night Driving: A Story of Faith in the Dark by Addie Zierman - This one got me. Addie Zierman jumps in her mini-van with her two very young kids … Continue reading My Favorite Memoirs from 2016

My Favorite Non-fiction from 2016

I read a lot this year. I had planned to read about 60 books again, but somehow managed to read 100. oops. I think it was related to being more intentional about being online less, having kind of a stressful year (so reading for escape more), and specifically going out to read more fiction. It … Continue reading My Favorite Non-fiction from 2016

The Lifegiving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson {book review}

"Home is not merely a dwelling. It's not merely a state of existence. It's a story, a narrative spun out day by day, a story molded by the walls and hours and tasks and feasts with which we fill our time, reflecting the reality of the God whose love animates every aspect of our being." … Continue reading The Lifegiving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson {book review}

My 7 Favorite Books from 2015

It is always fun to close out the year with a few lists of favorites. So, in a slightly particular order, these books are just a smattering of what I read this year and my very favorite. 7. Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love by Sally Clarkson (Non-fiction) - This … Continue reading My 7 Favorite Books from 2015

Like a whiff of warm cookies – Wild in the Hollow by Amber C Haines {book review}

Wild in the Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way Home by Amber C. Haines I loved this book. I simultaneously wanted to linger and inhale every phrase. Wild in the Hollow is about coming to terms with life as it is. It's about chasing and hoping and crashing into a world where God is … Continue reading Like a whiff of warm cookies – Wild in the Hollow by Amber C Haines {book review}

The Want in Desire {#Wholemama}

We got our first Christmas catalog in the mail the other day. I watched both my kids sit down and look at it closely, turning the pages slowly as they examined pictures of wooden trains, baby dolls, building sets, books, games, and the plethora of normal that is the American child’s dream. They’re little still … Continue reading The Want in Desire {#Wholemama}