100 Days Braver

As you all know, I’ve been reading through “100 Days to Brave,” by Annie F. Downs. A few days ago I finished my first journey through the book. Honestly, I don’t know how much braver I feel, but I did learn a few things… I learned that bravery comes in unexpected moments. A smile. A…

Definitions are Important

I am an advocate for words. I love words. I love the way they sound, the way they look written. I love learning a new word or finding a word that perfectly fits the situation I am in. I love learning new languages and the way that words can open up a new world. Mostly,…

Review of “Lead… for God’s Sake!”

“Lead… for God’s Sake!” by Todd G. Gongwer was a book given to me by someone. He said it would be an inspiration to anyone and everyone. While this book has good ideas, I don’t review it that highly. This book was a parable and maybe that’s why the points didn’t hit home as hard…

Review of “Present Over Perfect”

I don’t know about you, but I struggle with wanting to be perfect. I like to impress people and have all my ducks in a row. And even if I don’t, I like it to look like I do, so I spend tons of time making sure x, y, and z are all running smoothly….

Review of “Everything, Everything”

“Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon was an interesting read, but I would not recommend it to everyone. Yoon hits on to an interesting idea: a girl who is allergic to the world. She cannot go outside, she cannot have people come in the house, she cannot touch anyone. Everything in her world is white and…

Why Prayer Matters

About a month ago, our community was faced with an issue that almost made me laugh from shock. A school near us was having issues over prayer before sporting events. That wasn’t the part that surprised me. The issue was not freedom of religion, but freedom from religion. Let’s wrap our minds around that one for…

Review of “The Silver Suitcase”

This Christmas was a hard time for my family. Despite our emotions, this was actually able to be one of the most intentional holidays we’ve had. We each seemed to find gifts for each other that really reached beyond the gift and into the heart. One gift I received was a book from my brother…

Review of “Uninvited”

“Uninvited” by Lysa Terkeurst was how I really got into reading Christian devotional kind of books. I saw the cover of this book and every part of me want to latch on and start reading. A few girls from church said they wanted to start doing bible studies, so I suggested we start with this…

Dear Bachelor Nation

As I sat on my couch tonight, ready for round two, I couldn’t help but be angry. Angry at all of it. Yet, here I was still ready to watch. Because for some reason, all of us (bachelor nation) feels the need to nib into the lives of everyone on the show. At least, that’s…

Review of “The Aviator’s Wife”

“The Aviator’s Wife”  by Melanie Benjamin is a work of fiction from the view of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Initially I picked this book up on a whim. I was in Half Priced Books (which I absolutely love, but that is a story for another blog) and I was determined to get something. Usually I have…