Birthing Hope by Rachel Marie Stone {book review}

Birthing Hope: Giving Fear to the Light by Rachel Marie Stone "God as a warrior doesn't do much for me, but I cherish the image of God as a laboring woman. The book of Isaiah joins the two images closely enough that I can imagine they share more in common than I might have suspected: … Continue reading Birthing Hope by Rachel Marie Stone {book review}

Four True Things {The Kind Side}

Here are four true things, regardless of your gender, but maybe particularly important for women. Sometimes it is easy to feel disqualified or less than as a woman in Christian places since the dominant story has, for a long time, been one where women are not to teach or preach or yadayadayadapatricarchyisbiblicalduh nonsense. But I … Continue reading Four True Things {The Kind Side}

Woman {Five Minute Friday}

Woman. That is what I am. Though I shrink to hear the way the word is sometimes used to manipulate, control, and order. I am woman. But I am also free and strong and here. I believe myself capable of many things. At times the weight of 'woman' pulls me under my capability. I should … Continue reading Woman {Five Minute Friday}

Emboldened by Tara Beth Leach {Essay Inspired by/ Book Review}

(Review copy provided by IVPress) "This is our story! We are fierce, intellectually astute women who are brilliantly made to not accept simple answers. We are wise teachers and colleagues of some of the world's most renowned and brightest scholars. We look to men as co-laborers in this great work and aren't afraid to push … Continue reading Emboldened by Tara Beth Leach {Essay Inspired by/ Book Review}

Whole-list-ical (3.13.17)

Happy Monday! We are enjoying loads of sunshine and I am using new strategy for hopefully helping my kids to fight less: sit outside with them! Ha. We will see how that goes, but it is officially spring weather here and I am happy!  Here are just a few things that have made me smile or brought … Continue reading Whole-list-ical (3.13.17)

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

What I’m Into | February-ish 2016

I know February is long gone, however, I still have things to say about it. And I'm the only one stopping me. Because this one is getting big too fast (here's her 5 month update) and I love seeing her interact with her people and world in different ways: And this one turned 4... How … Continue reading What I’m Into | February-ish 2016

50 Women Every Christian Should Know by Michelle DeRusha {Book Review}

50 Women Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Heroines of the FaithI should have reviewed this book about five month ago, but the truth is I still haven't made it through all the entries yet. So I haven't felt like I should write my review yet. But since it seems I won't be finishing it in … Continue reading 50 Women Every Christian Should Know by Michelle DeRusha {Book Review}