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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.).Read More
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.Read More
In The Mission of the Body of Christ Ramsey takes his readers through the events depicted in the book of Acts, vividly retelling the stories of the birth of the Christian church and weaving in relevant pieces from the letters of the Apostles.Read More
Though The River of Consciousness was published posthumously, Sacks himself outlined the idea for the book and gathered his essays a few weeks before he died. Each essay is textbook Sacksian (including the numerous parenthetical statements and footnotes). I enjoyed them for that reason.Read More
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.”Read More
This year marks a big anniversary for me - the 40th anniversary of the day I was born. That’s right, this year I join the “40 and over” crowd. This momentous occasion doesn’t bother me too much, at least until I start thinking about it.Read More
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.Read More
When Live. Save. Spend. Repeat. arrived in my mailbox, I eagerly opened it up, expecting to find money saving tips and tricks but not much else. To my surprise and delight, I found so much more.Read More
Love. Loss. Betrayal. Glory. And, most importantly, sword play — lots and lots of swordplay. The writer Alexandre’ Dumas is known for these themes in his writing. Only recently did I find out that several characters and events he describes are heavily drawn from his own father’s life story.Read More
I was first introduced to the humor of John Hodgman through his podcast “Judge John Hodgman” where he solves simple disputes between friends and family. Disputes such as: who gets to choose the music on car trips? Or: is cereal rightly considered a soup? Or even: His judgements are usually fair, often thoughtful, and always funny. When I saw that his latest book, Vacationland, shelved with the new releases at our library, I snatched it up.Read More
I have a confession to make.
I don’t read many non-fiction books.
In fact, this year my reading challenge to myself is to read one non fiction for every five fiction books, and for me that’s a lot.Read More
Far more than a three pound lump of tissue in your skull, your brain is constantly adjusting to the stimuli you give it. This is fantastic news for the many kinds of trauma humans undergo every day.Read More