Favorite Books of 2018

Reading has slowed down significantly as the holiday season arrived.  Plus, I've been spending a good portion of my time in November putting together furniture.  Still, I thought it would be fun to look back over the books that received five stars.  I definitely saw some trends that I thought I would share with you. … Continue reading Favorite Books of 2018

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Sustaining: Thankful for the Story

We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.Psalm 78:4 I don't think it's a secret that there is some contentious stuff going on in the Christian community, especially here in America.  To be fair, a… Continue reading Sustaining: Thankful for the Story

Continuing the Conversation

I want to continue sharing other people’s stories or articles from around the internet, so here are three new posts to share. The reality of falling pregnant after a miscarriage Article out of Australia that is very open and vulnerable about miscarriage and getting pregnant after a loss.  It also touches on her husband having… Continue reading Continuing the Conversation

November Favorites

It's almost the end of the year!  On to the November Favorites Book of the Month I had a few books I really enjoyed this month, but Truly Devious was really good.  And I'm looking forward to the next book in the series in January.  I wrote a review for this book here. Baby So,… Continue reading November Favorites

Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse: A Review

Before We Met by Lucie WhitehouseMy rating: 2 of 5 stars I chose to read this book based on a YouTube recommendation. Ultimately, the book wasn't for me. I enjoy a good thriller from time to time. I enjoyed "Gone Girl", but this is not "Gone Girl". It's not even the UK version of "Gone… Continue reading Before We Met by Lucie Whitehouse: A Review

Sustaining: Thankful for the Spirit

Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst?I Corinthians 3:16 There is something about the word "dwell" that I love in this verse.  In the dictionary, it says it comes from an Old Norse word that means to tarry.  It makes me think of the old… Continue reading Sustaining: Thankful for the Spirit

A few more things I’ve done lately

In addition to the library that we updated, I also updated our living room.  Of course, it's all new IKEA furniture because we may have an IKEA addiction problem (although is it a problem, really?) I was looking for some before pictures of the living room and realized that I, for some odd reason, didn't… Continue reading A few more things I’ve done lately

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson: A Review

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had heard so many people talking about how good this book was, and I thought it would be perfect to read in October. It's a double murder mystery with many twists and turns.Stevie loves a good murder mystery. It's an obsession, really. And… Continue reading Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson: A Review

Sustaining: Thankful for God

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.  Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. Psalms 36:5-6 Six years ago, Michael and I went to Paris, France for our wedding anniversary.  I remember the first full day, we got on the metro to go to… Continue reading Sustaining: Thankful for God