Book Reviews

There are days when the walls close in a little, and the clouds seem to hover heavy overhead. I have those days when nothing works, and I struggle and flop all the way through from sunrise to dusk and I think, I need a refuge from all of this. There’s nothing this world can offer…

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Book Reviews

Months ago, I emailed Sarah Mae to tell her I’d gladly review the the book she co-authored with Sally Clarkson. When the book arrived just before Christmas, I set it aside hoping I’d manage to read a few pages sometime during our Christmas break. Things got busier than I expected, we had some struggles with…

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Book Reviews

I’ve worn a myriad of clothing sizes over the years. My body has stretched four times over to accommodate another human growing within, and in between pregnancies, I’ve struggled to lose the weight and then maintain the loss. It has never been easy. I’m an emotional eater.  I’m ashamed to say, that at times, food…

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Book Reviews

It matters who we ask for directions. When you’re lost, there is one who knows the way. His compass points true, along the narrow path–the one most others avoid, that’s how we find home. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost. (Luke 19:10) Did you think it was…

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Book Reviews

If there’s anything my boys love, it’s adventure and a good story. This new book from Veritas press provides both. When I got an email introducing me to this exciting new book that promises to teach History, and engage kids in a creative story, I leaped at the opportunity. We currently are using Susan Wise…

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Book Reviews, Books, discipleship

I’m turning myself inside out some days trying to live this one life well. In the process of becoming, God twists this old heart and wrings out the muck and sometimes I say to myself, “you’ve got issues, girlfriend.” I mean really, haven’t we all? Our insecurities and the trap of comparison, perhaps our silent…

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Book Reviews, Books, Faith, Trust

For the next several Monday’s I’ll be reflecting on thoughts stirred by reading Mary DeMuth’s upcoming book, Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus. The following is a reflection the ideas in chapters 13 & 14 Last year, two weeks before the sold out conference, God provided me with a ticket…

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Book Reviews, Books, Grace, Growth

For the next several Monday’s I’ll be reflecting on thoughts stirred by reading Mary DeMuth’s upcoming book, Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus. The following is a reflection the ideas in chapters 11 & 12 In stronger seasons, I’ve embraced the hardships as they come, joyfully giving thanks, because I…

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Book Reviews, Books, discipleship, Growth

For the next several Monday’s I’ll be reflecting on thoughts stirred by reading Mary DeMuth’s upcoming book, Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus. The following is a reflection the ideas in chapters 7 & 8 For a long while I mourned the delivery of my first child. While he was…

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