Posts in Non-fiction
The Big "R" Word

Is there any trickier and yet more rewarding relationship than that between mothers and daughters? Perhaps the relationships between sisters and sisters of the heart… Sorry, Men, I don’t know much about your relationships, if you want to check out of this book review feel free, but if you stick with us, maybe you will find a resource for your mom or wife or sister!

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Oh No! It's Here!

Well, friends, it finally happened. I blinked one too many times and now my oldest daughter is 13. Yep, we officially have a teenager in the house.

I believe the teenage years are a time to celebrate. Your children (and mine!) are growing into the people God called them to be. They are stretching their wings, finding their strengths, and beginning conversations about the future. An exciting time indeed.

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Reader, I Need Your Help

This week I received a much anticipated package: a brand new, hot off the presses, copy of the newest edition of the NKJV Study Bible, and, you guys, it is beautiful. I had hoped to have this Bible in my hot little hands before Christmas in order for it to bless someone under their Christmas tree, but I’m kinda liking the idea of starting the new year with a new Bible.

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Share A Classic This Christmas!

Whew! November was quite a ride! I loved reading something different every day and then sharing a few thoughts with you. For December, I have another set of exciting reviews planned. This December, in honor of the Advent and Christmas Season, I’m going to review three Bibles. Because, what better way to celebrate the incarnation of Christ than to read about it in Scripture?

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Make Schoolwork Great Again

Currently, I am writing this in between washing a load of laundry and packing up our suitcases. That’s right, our vacation is over and we need to head home to reality tomorrow. Reality for our family means back to school — homeschool, that is. When I asked for suggestions for #30inNovember, a friend recommended The Way They Learn. Though I’m familiar with the concepts, I’ve never read it. Today, as I’m mentally preparing to head back home, seemed like an appropriate day to change that fact.

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A Sweet Way to Spend a Birthday

In case you didn’t know this already, I am writing this post while on vacation with my family. In fact, it is my birthday today and we are driving back to Miami from the Florida Keys. I needed a book that was short and sweet to allow me to be present with my family while still meeting my goal. Truffles From Heaven fit that slot perfectly. Plus, I love truffles. They’re like, one of my favorites.

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Hey! Do You Wanna Go For A Drive?

I love a good road trip. I grew up taking some epic road trips with my family and now we are torturing, I mean treating our daughters to the same delights. In fact, in just a few days, we are taking a “bucket list” road trip as we drive the Overseas Highway from the Miami area down to the Florida Keys (does anyone else get the Beach Boys stuck in their head when they talk about the Keys? Just me? Okay.).

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Give Me Kindness and Jesus

Okay, confession time. I didn’t actually read the entire Daily Acts of Kindness today. But I have been reading it every morning to my family around the breakfast table. It is not an overstatement to say that we’re glad we have this book. I appreciate that the focus is on our kindness as an outgrowth of our faith walk and our love for Jesus. To me, kindness and Jesus should always be linked.

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Fully Alive

But, I really was curious about the book, because I happen to agree with the premise as stated in the back cover blurb, “Research shows that our emotional, spiritual, and physical health are tightly intertwined. Spiritual difficulties can have physical consequences, and physical illnesses can have emotional and even spiritual ramifications.”

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Drumroll Please! Tenacious Hope now Available on Amazon!!

Caution: Shameless self-promotion ahead. Except, can it be called self-promotion if I don’t actually receive anything from the promotion? You, dear reader, will be the one who benefits. Nevertheless (which is a great word, by the way), I call it shameless self-promotion because I’m promoting a thing I had a hand in making.

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Beneath the Ancient Dust

Can anything good come from Afghanistan? As an American who regularly hears negative news about Afghanistan, I wondered what light Beneath the Ancient Dust would shed on what the true Afghanistan is like. I discovered that, like most things, life in Afghanistan is more complex and nuanced than the local news would have us believe. I also discovered that there is much we can learn from the Afghan people about Biblical truth in everyday life. 

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The Museum of Hoaxes

Guilty confession time: I am a conspiracy junkie. Not a junkie in the sense of believing the many, many conspiracies out there (although I’m nearly convinced no one ever landed on the moon), more in the sense of enjoying the odd and amusing things people declare to be true beyond the shadow of a doubt. A good conspiracy combines the Knight’s Templar, government cover-ups, and a prediction by Nostradamus. A close relative of the conspiracy is the hoax.

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