You may have already noticed something new on my blog. A bookmark! See it? (Scroll down…it’s on the right). Let me take just a minute here to tell you more.
I love books for so many reasons. I love how they allow writers to express and share ideas. How they transport readers to far-off times and places, challenge our thinking, or expose us to new and beautiful ideas. I love that within their pages, they possess the wondrous power to change us. Sometimes the right book […]
A Trail of Crumbs by Susie Finkbeiner About the book: (from the publisher) “I believed it would have been a sin to stay inside when God had sent us such fine weather. According to Pastor Ezra Anderson, sin was the reason we’d got in the dusty mess we were in. The way I saw it, that day was […]
India by Debra Schoenberger About the book: (from the author) I have always been fascinated by the sheer beauty and diversity in Indian culture. “Sensory overload in a glance” is an apt description of a country that is always in movement. To be able to stand still in the middle of all that movement allows me to really “see” […]
Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory About the book: (from the publisher) “I don’t even know where to start!” Feeling overwhelmed? Wondering if it’s possible to move from “out of my mind” to “in control” when you’ve got too many projects on your plate and too much mess […]
My friend Sarah is a people gatherer. She gathers people so that she may love them. Specifically, she gathers people around her table. She calls herself a love missionary. And it starts in her very own backyard.
Of the several hats I wear, one that brings some of the greatest joy and satisfaction is as a World Vision volunteer. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that partners with children, families, and their communities to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. I volunteer both as a World […]
Not long ago, I went running along a local, wooded trail. Autumn’s brilliance had come and gone, leaving behind stripped trees and steely skies. Not the prettiest time of year, nor my favorite for that reason. As I ran, my thoughts unwittingly drifted toward an unlovely gray to match my surroundings. They may have been doomed […]
Alongside: A Practical Guide for Loving Your Neighbor in their Time of Trial by Sarah Beckman About the book: (from the publisher) Whether it’s cancer, death of a loved one, long-term illness or another significant challenge, we all know someone facing trial. We wonder: “What can I do to help?”
What Falls from the Sky: How I Disconnected from the Internet and Reconnected with the God Who Made the Clouds by Esther Emory The book: (from the publisher) Esther Emery was a successful playwright and theater director, wife and mother, and loving it all – until, suddenly, she wasn’t. When a personal and professional crisis of spectacular extent […]