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}

A holiday bookish pickle {Quick Lit – Nov 2018}

I got into a little bit of a pickle on Thanksgiving. Someone asked me what I'd been reading and I had no ready answer. This is a holiday faux pas for those of us with bookish inclinations. I ended up pulling up my Goodreads to remind myself what I'd even read recently. And then felt … Continue reading A holiday bookish pickle {Quick Lit – Nov 2018}

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}

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}

A Different Kind of Happiness by Larry Crabb {Review}

"God passionately longs for us to know Him so well and to love Him so deeply that we embrace no greater good than increasing His happiness by revealing Jesus to others by how we relate. That is what He is up to, making true disciples. Loving with a better love is the center of worship. … Continue reading A Different Kind of Happiness by Larry Crabb {Review}

Recently Read {Quick Lit}

I love Modern Mrs Darcy's invitation to share our "short and sweet reviews" of what we've been reading. I enjoy the challenge of trying to say what I liked or didn't like about a book, and a tiny peek into the story in just a couple of sentences. It is a way to keep a … Continue reading Recently Read {Quick Lit}