Inspiring Free Books for Spring

Spring. When nature claims and creates anew. It's also the perfect time for us to create anew in ourselves, too. To begin anew, recreate, reclaim our new year's resolution or one word for 2017. Are you ready for a little spring renew? Then give yourself the gift of inspiring reading this spring with these free print... Continue Reading →

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World – The Book

My one word for 2016 is GRATITUDE. It's no surprise that I signed up to receive a pre-release of Kristen Welch's book, "Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World". I want my kids to be a lot of things. I want them to be happy, caring, healthy, successful, and basically not be jerks. But gratitude... Continue Reading →

Dear Ladies, Your Story Matters

Dear ladies, There is something that you need to know...YOUR STORY MATTERS. Yes, you. You, working two jobs to make ends meet, keeping your kids feed. You, caring for an aging, sick parent while working a full-time job. You, fighting some sort of addiction. You, mentoring youth-at-risk. You, changing diapers, cleaning up puke, and doing... Continue Reading →

Read More Books This Year Challenge

My daughter has to read a lot of books in middle school. This school year, which has only been 5 months, she has read 10 Books! Last year, I read 5 books. FIVE. I read a lot but lately, not a lot of books. I recently discovered Jon Acuff's blog. He has a little challenge... Continue Reading →

Learning the Art of Self-Challenge | by Jason Jaggard

BOOK REVIEW | Through taking healthy risks that make you a better person or the world a better place, you begin to develop a deeper appetite for good. At first it might not be very tasty. Taking even a small risk can be more difficult than it sounds. And that is why we have to... Continue Reading →

Putting your Faith in Action | by Nick Vujicic

Having faith, beliefs, and convictions is a great thing, but your life is measured by the actions you take based upon them. You can build a great life around those things you believe and have faith in. I’ve built mine around my belief that I can inspire and bring hope to people facing challenges in... Continue Reading →

Busy Kids Summer | Keep Your Kids Reading all Summer Long

Keep your kids reading all summer long with Scholastic's Summer Challenge. "The Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the "Summer Slide" and encouraging kids to read more books this summer." Kids who log in can participate in weekly challenges, earn digital points and much more. There is even a program... Continue Reading →

one thousand gifts

Surf around the blog world and it won't take you long to see that just about everyone is writing about the book "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. I really want to read this book but, I have 2 books on my nightstand that I am still trying to get through (it's been a challenge).... Continue Reading →

is it time to leave our church?

  When, if ever, should you leave your church in search of a new one? That is the question our family finds ourselves asking. We love this church. We loved the old pastor. We loved his speaking style, the way he spoke of scripture while applying it to everyday life. When he left for another... Continue Reading →

summer reading list

I was first introduced to the writing of Mitch Albom when a friend gave me his book Tuesdays with Morrie. The book tells the story of Albom's old college professor who had ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). Because, at the time, Ron (my step-father) had just been diagnosed with the same fatal disease. That was almost... Continue Reading →

my sister’s keeper

My Sister's Keeper. by Jodi Picoult Yes, it is also a movie starring Cameron Diaz (love her). No, I haven't seen the movie. Somehow, like most books I read that get turned into a movie, the book seems to get lost in translation (think Memoirs of a Geisha). So I imagine this one will too. Although I... Continue Reading →

summer reading list

Happy Birthday or Whatever by Annie Choi. Memoir. This book is just laugh out loud funny! Annie Choi tells a hilarious story of relationships, family and Korean traditions. The mother-daughter relationship between Annie, an American-born girl, and her mother, a Korean immigrant living in American, is not unlike most mother-daughter relationships with hard-to-met expectations and teenage rebellion. But... Continue Reading →

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