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Favorite Things Friday

Favorite Things Friday

It’s been a while since I did a Favorite Things Friday edition. Did I mention that life has been just a bit busy? All last week was spent searching for a wedding venue for my oldest daughter. {We got one!} It was a tad overwhelming, […]

Books That Challenged and Changed Me This Year {2015}

Books That Challenged and Changed Me This Year {2015}

  In case you need some ideas for Santa, here are a few of my favorite books from 2015. These aren’t necessarily new releases, but just books that encouraged and challenged me this year. I’m including the Amazon links below: We Would See Jesus. A […]

Favorite Things Fridays

Favorite Things Fridays

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Favorite Things post, so today’s post is newsy. Yesterday we enjoyed a grower reception at Ocean Spray and got to meet the OS “commercial guys.” I am busy getting ready for Christmas. I have a good chunk […]

Contentment is a choice.

Contentment is a choice.

Contentment is a topic that kept resurfacing over and over again this past week, and whenever that happens, I know the Lord is trying to teach me something.   Discontentment can creep into our hearts in the subtlest ways, like the other night when I […]

Things You’ll Love

Things You’ll Love

This week Hope and I have been sick with colds. We’re both on antibiotics now and are on the mend. Yay for modern medicine! We watched Paddington as a family and it was really sweet and funny.  We also got a pre-screening link to view Beyond […]

Interview with Christine Hoover and a From Good to Grace Giveaway

Interview with Christine Hoover and a From Good to Grace Giveaway

Really excited to share this interview with Christine Hoover with you today and offer a giveaway of her new book, From Good to Grace for you and a friend!  If you aren’t familiar with her book, I semi-reviewed it here after I disagreed with the Gospel Coalition’s […]

A watercolor printable for you, and a new, must-read book

A watercolor printable for you, and a new, must-read book

My site has been quiet this past week, partly due to technical reasons which I ended up ignoring, because honestly, life is busy in a good way. In case I haven’t mentioned it, we’ve got snow here, people. Six feet. And with it—rain in my […]

Classic Books for Children: New England Authors

Classic Books for Children: New England Authors

New England has a rich literary history. I live less than an hour away from the stomping grounds of literary greats like Lousia May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite books written by New […]

Favorite Weekend Links

Favorite Weekend Links

I hope you have a great weekend. Here’s a newsy post for you. Grab some coffee and enjoy! News: Rebekah is already back at school and Emily is headed there tomorrow. Pray for them, won’t you? We’re hoping that any health problems that Em had […]

Holiness for the Church That Is Too Ridiculous

Holiness for the Church That Is Too Ridiculous

Are you frustrated by the pursuit of holiness? Does it seem like an impossible task? You’re not alone. Pretend with me that you are seated in a church sanctuary. Now, look around the room at the people nearby. What kind of people do you see?* […]