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Book Reviews

A New Book to Nourish Your Soul

A New Book to Nourish Your Soul

When we first started homeschooling, I had two book mentors that impacted me tremendously and Sally Clarkson was one of them. Sally’s volume, Educating the WholeHearted Child was recommended to me by a friend, and I quickly devoured it. It helped give me a big […]

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 […]

Fear and Faith

Fear and Faith

Senseless violence and killing. Islamic Terrorists. Scenes I never imagined I’d see in my lifetime playing out on the lovely streets of Paris. I spent my Friday night watching my Twitter feed, nervously awaiting news of the hostages in the theatre. I heard that they […]

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 […]

Book Review: From Good to Grace

Book Review: From Good to Grace

I was going to wait until next week to review From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel because I have a giveaway and a special interview with Christine to share with you.   But after I highly recommended the book last week, a […]

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 […]