Book Reviews, Books, Motherhood

On Learning To Parent Different Kids

We’re an anxious bunch here. Anxiety runs red through our veins and upon closer inspection of the family trees, it’s apparent, that it has for generations. Some of us walk around with our shoulders near-permanently affixed just beneath our ears because that’s one way anxiety grabs hold and doesn’t let go. We forget to breathe. We…

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Book Reviews

Falling Free

I stumbled into Shannan Martin some nearly 7 years ago, when I was new into the blogging world. Following a link-up, or some other chain of links, I found myself reading at her (then titled site) FlowerPatch Farm Girl. I was immediately hooked. In those days, she and her husband lived on what appeared to be,…

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Book Reviews, Books

Thoughts On Finding Home

  Thoughts on finding home At 17, I couldn’t wait to get out on my own. I chose a college in the Florida panhandle, as far away from where I’d been living near D.C. as I could imagine. It wasn’t just the distance that helped me choose that school, the decision was solidified by my…

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Book Reviews, Books, Rest

On Finding Spiritual Whitespace

The excitement and anticipation leading up to Refine was an emotional high I would liken to that feeling of eager, terrifying anticipation one feels before giving birth, or (for those of you without ovaries) launching a book, or setting off on a grand adventure. The thrill of the unknown and the my own human fear of…

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Book Reviews, Books, Five Minute Friday, Giveaways

Mess

I’ve never been a perfectionist. My house, my desk, my closets, my bookshelves–they can all attest to my lack of organization and propensity for clutter, even though it makes me twitch. I often think, I will do________ when I finally get this mess cleaned up. Life is messy. It just is. Faith is messy too.…

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Book Reviews, Books

You’re Going To Be Okay

This post contains affiliate links which costs you nothing more Thanks for helping me keep the lights on here on the blog. Flopping down across our king bed, I weave a strand of silver from beneath my brunette. (Well, it was more than a single strand.) “Look at this” I frown to my husband. “I’m…

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Book Reviews, Books, Giveaways

Awake (A Giveaway)

She worked for our family for two years but she was more than a maid, we took an interest in her life, and she felt truly welcome in ours. She invited us over to share a meal and somehow, we found our way to her home out in the middle of nowhere in the middle…

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