I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this memoir. Y’all, I read it all in two days — TWO DAYS — in the thick of end-of-school busyness. I laughed (poor preggers Alex accidentally locked inside the bathroom with her sick toddler on the other side) and cried (Alex and hubby Derek at […]
Season of Heartbreak: Healing for the Heart, Brain, and Soul by Mark Gregory Karris About the book: (from the publisher) After a devastating breakup, many people are left heartbroken, lonely, confused, even devoid of hope. Science proves that the grief of losing a romantic partner is similar to grieving a loved one’s death. Yet, too often, friends, […]
The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson About the book: (from the publisher) Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs’ weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman.
Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life by Kelly Flanagan About the book: (from the publisher) It’s time to remember. Dr. Flanagan is a clinical psychologist and father known to millions for the letters he writes to his children and shares on his blog. Loveable is written to the little one […]
Rain. It’s official: the Pacific Northwest has just come through its wettest season on record. And still it continues. It’s enough to make even Seattle stalwarts blanch. Can we be done now? But also flowers. Though it was late to start, we finally got our green-up, with plenty of pinks and pastels tossed in just to […]
Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith by J. Warner Wallace About the book: (from the publisher) Forensic Faith will help readers: understand why they have a duty to defend the truth develop a training strategy to master the evidence for Christianity learn how to employ the techniques of a detective to discover new insights from […]
Brave is the New Beautiful: Finding the Courage to Be the Real You by Lee Wolfe Blum About the book: (from the publisher) In a culture that bombards women with “thinspiration” messages and pressure to “do it all” while wearing the mask of perfection, women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to […]
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 […]
It’s a bit embarrassing, but here’s the truth: when it comes to engaging with the children I sponsor through World Vision, I am letter-writing challenged.
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.