Books, Giveaways

A Few Good Reads [And A  4 Book Giveaway]

*The following post is chock-full of affiliate links.  Fear not, this costs you nothing more. I’m grateful for your support* I miss writing in this space…I just need to tell you that. This is an intensely full season for me, as I continue to find my footing managing GraceTable, while carrying on my other responsibilities…

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Books

Why You Need To Believe In Impossible Things

The evening sun catches on golden beads strung delicately along the silver thread of a spiders web. On closer inspection, I decide it’s amber sap that makes up these tiny luminescent pearls, though I can’t be sure. It’s a mystery I’m content to accept. The day ran long with endless tasks and it’s only now, as…

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Books

Why We Shouldn’t Strive to be Like Other Artists

If you’ve read here for any length of time, you know that I love sharing quality books with you. Today’s post comes from Jonathan Malm, author of the newly released, Created For More: 30 Days to Seeing Your World in a New Way.   Having a last name like “Malm” pretty much paints a target…

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Books, Faith, Prayer

How Learning To Pray Saved My Faith

I’m joining the synchroblog for the release of A Christian Survival Guide: A Lifeline to Faith and Growth by answering this prompt: ‘What saved your faith?’ As a child I learned to pray by way of recitation and counting of beads. With my plastic rosary clutched between my small hands, I’d go through the Hail…

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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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Books

A Must Read

After I read Spiritual Misfit, I told Michelle, “This book is easily in my top 10 of all time.” I’ve read a lot of books in the last 4 years. Many of those books have been good, but not profoundly moving. I’ve been waiting for a book like Spiritual Misfit.   Michelle’s book is for everyone…

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Books, Church, Faith, Grace

When You Feel Like A Spiritual Misfit

My friend Michelle DeRusha is about to launch her first memoir, Spiritual Misfit. Michelle and I have been exchanging emails for months, prior to me landing on her launch team. After I read Michelle’s book, I told her that this book?–It’s a beautiful masterpiece. Michelle and I discovered that we have many similarities, beginning (but…

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Books, Faith, Guest posting

Spiritual Growth Lessons from…Caiaphas?

 As we wind down these final days until Refine {the retreat} I’ve invited a friend to write here today. I’m honored to share the following article from my friend, and fellow Author, Ed Cyzewski. Spiritual Growth Lessons from… Caiaphas? When I think of Caiaphas, I think of a scheming, murderous, angry priest dressed in black…

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