Made Well by Jenny Simmons

Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments by Jenny Simmons This book was a highlight of my summer. It is so honest, real & encouraging. These are the words I wish I’d had five years ago, back when everything collapsed like so many endless dominoes, back when I wondered how on earth I […]

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Books!

This is SUCH a good book year, you guys. I have been quite the happy camper, turning pages and getting immersed in one great story/collection/new idea after another. Here’s a roundup of blurbs so you can find one (or seven) to add to your TBR pile. Because summer reading season IS coming, right? Right! Even […]

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Book Review: Miss Brenda and the Loveladies

This book charmed me! I just loved it – an inspiring story of Brenda Spahn, a wealthy, social climbing woman whose life is changed after a brush with the law almost lands her in prison. Through a series of improbable events, she ends up running one of the most successful post-prison rehabilitation programs in the […]

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Book Review: Futureville

I wasn’t sure what to expect when Futureville: Discover Your Purpose for Today by Reimagining Tomorrow arrived at my door.  What I found was a collection of thought-provoking ideas buried behind a mediocre title.  So I’ll start by saying: this is a really interesting book, and well worth the read. Author Skye Jethani begins by describing […]

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Book Recommendations!

It’s been awhile since I’ve reviewed books here, so I thought I’d offer some recommendations today. Whether you’re planning a vacation or looking for an entertaining distraction to take your mind off this arctic cold, here are some great reads to consider:  MEMOIR: Cut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After My Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood by Leah Vincent Official […]

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Book Review: Sun Stand Still Devotional

This is the first book I’ve read from Steven Furtick. It’s a quick read – 40 days of inspiration and stories to encourage readers to have audacious faith in God. The title comes from the biblical story of Joshua, who, in the middle of a battle, asked God to make the sun stand still so he […]

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Sunday Night Book Reviews

The upside to a week of sick days is you can get a lot of reading done. My TBR pile did not disappoint. Three recommendations for you as we head into the new week: Stitches by Anne Lamott I finished this ten minutes ago. I think it’s her best work, or at least my favorite […]

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