Is the light of Jesus that we shine before people growing dark? Has a storm cut us off from our power source? Is the church of Christ disappearing into a dark night? Those three questions on the back cover of Storm by Jim Cymbala caught my eye. Our local Christian bookstore was going out of… Continue reading Review of Storm by Jim Cymbala
Remembering the Early Days It’s been a long time since I had a baby. My youngest will be 16 in a few weeks (and just got his driving permit today – yikes!). So why I decided to pick up a book my son Brock was reading to complete an assignment in one of his education… Continue reading Review of Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
Lately, I’ve been feeling stretched way too thin. I signed up to be an affiliate for the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and I had big plans (even though I was a bit late joining the party – yes, I signed up 2 days before the sale started. Oops!). And yes, there are affiliate links in this… Continue reading Are You Stretched Too Thin?
Parents Need to Be Informed As a parent, my goal has always been to work myself out of a job. As parents, we spend 18 or 19 years preparing our kids to step out into the world, to live out the beliefs we’ve instilled and to make good decisions. However, a lot of the… Continue reading The Book That Terrified Me!
The Importance of Studying the Bible Yourself Learning to study the Bible for myself changed my life. I grew up in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was 5 years old. After going to a Christian school and spending two years at a Christian college, I knew A LOT about the Bible.… Continue reading Become Scripture Confident
Disney’s 1991 animated version of Beauty and the Beast will always hold a special place in my heart. It came out the same year I graduated from high school, and I really identified with Belle. Not only was I a fellow bookworm, but I too had a thirst for adventure and seeing new places. When she… Continue reading A Review of Beauty and the Beast
I don’t personally know Kelly Minter, but I will be forever grateful to her. In the months following my brother’s death, I did one of her Bible studies with my Sunday school class. I wasn’t in a place to really come up with my own lessons, and I had done several of Minter’s studies in… Continue reading When You Walk Through the Valley It’s Nice to Have Someone Go With You
I’ve always wondered if you visit what is now Israel and surrounding countryside, if you’ll find piles of stones scattered in odd spots. I don’t know about you, but whenever I read about the Israelites, it seems like every time God delivered them from something, He told them to build a memorial by piling up… Continue reading A Review of The Real God
I’m going to let you in on my dirty, little secret – despite being somewhat of a free spirit, and naturally unorganized, I really love this time of year with all the planners and checklists and spreadsheets and goal-making series. It makes me giddy with the possibility that this year I’ll find the perfect planner… Continue reading It’s Almost 2017 – Are You Ready for a New Year?
I distinctly remember the day when my oldest son, then about 3 years old, protectively put his arm around his younger 1-year-old brother, and looked up at me with fear in his eyes. I, you know the person who was supposed to be the adult, was completely out of control. I’m sure if I had… Continue reading The Triggers Study Guide is HERE!