The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman {Book Review}

"No matter the choice you make today or in the future, Jesus is with you. He has gone before you. And he will remain with you no matter the result."The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman. Page 102 The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions by Emily P. Freeman … Continue reading The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman {Book Review}

This Outside Life by Laurie Kehler {Book Review}

Because I only have the pdf, here's a lovely image of the redwoods superimposed with the book cover! This Outside Life: Finding God in the Heart Nature by Laurie Kehler This book was full of stories of the author's bucket-list variety outdoor adventures used to introduce reflections on God and faith. This was not quite … Continue reading This Outside Life by Laurie Kehler {Book Review}

Worth all the library holds – {February QuickLit}

Last month's reading surprised me. It shouldn't have, but it did. And that will be surprising to some and not surprising at all to others. Here's what happened. At the end of January I pulled together a pile of books to read for Black History Month. I wanted to only read books by black authors … Continue reading Worth all the library holds – {February QuickLit}

Library Magic, Monsters, and Mischief – 8 Great Picture Books!

Libraries feel like memories. It doesn't matter if I've been there before, it just has to have the rows of books and I feel at home. I remember the magic of finding and rereading Strawberry Girl, They Loved to Laugh, Nancy Drew, and Frog from the middle grade section at the library. I remember the … Continue reading Library Magic, Monsters, and Mischief – 8 Great Picture Books!

I Will Not Fear by Melba Pattillo Beals {Review}

I Will Not Fear: My Story of a Lifetime of Building Faith Under Fire by Melba Pattillo Beals (The ebook is $0.99 right now!) "Then the realization hit me. The pain and torture were continuous during time spent inside the school. That was minimally seven hours each day. Add to that travel time, exit and … Continue reading I Will Not Fear by Melba Pattillo Beals {Review}

Forced to quit my reading streak {Quick Lit -January}

I finished a book a day the first 10 days of January it was so much fun and all I did was read. It perfectly coincided with the kids' well-timed post christmas season illness so we didn't even have to go anywhere expect to buy tissues and cough syrup. But than I got to day … Continue reading Forced to quit my reading streak {Quick Lit -January}

December Reads {QuickLit}

I spent most of December madly crocheting stuffed animals and then recovering from said madness. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. I had a numb spot on my thumb for weeks from crocheting with such intensity. But the animals turned out adorable and all the children who received one were immediately in love. So it was … Continue reading December Reads {QuickLit}

True You by Michelle DeRusha {Book Review}

"When a Japanese gardener "prunes open," Marsha explained, he or she cuts away not only dead branches and foliage, but also often a number of perfectly healthy branches that detract from the beauty inherent in the tree's essential structure. Pruning open allows the visitor to see up, out, and beyond the trees to the sky, … Continue reading True You by Michelle DeRusha {Book Review}