Of Mess and Moxie


I haven't posted a book review in awhile, but I had to share this treasure with you. As you may know, I am a bit of a fangirl for my friend Jen Hatmaker. She speaks so much truth, but does it with such humor and conviction that you want to sit at her feet and listen to everything she has to say. Of Mess and Moxie is just that. A … [Read more...]

Monthly Book Review


Grace is Greater by Kyle Idleman is a life-changer! This book has helped me to understand so much about myself, and especially grace- how much I have received, and how I should be extending the same grace to others. One of the first things Kyle talks about is sin- and how we sometimes only see the sins of others. He mentions how if we aren't … [Read more...]

Books I’ve Read So Far in 2017

Books I've Read So Far in 2017

Do you follow me on Goodreads? If you do you'll see that I've already made it through quite a few books these past few months. Sickness in January had me reading the most books I think I've ever read in a month. I was okay with it, because in 2016 for the first time in forever I failed to reach my reading goal. Not this year! I thought I'd … [Read more...]

Made Well


Do you want to me made well? Jesus asks an ailing man this exact question before enacting his healing upon him in the 5th chapter of John. Jenny Simmons, in her new book Made Well: Finding Wholeness in the Everyday Sacred Moments, reminds us that it's not always the physical healing of being made well that Jesus is asking this man about, that … [Read more...]

Favorite Fiction 2016


Today I want to share with you my favorite fiction books that I've read this year. Can you believe the year is almost over? To say it flew by is an understatement! I've compiled my 7 favorite stories- they didn't all come out this year, but I read them all over the past 10 months. I finished one of them only yesterday! And guess what? It was my … [Read more...]

Everything is Possible


I had the opportunity last month to read Jen Bricker's book, Everything is Possible, detailing her life's story and the struggles she has overcome. Jen is no ordinary lady- born without legs and abandoned at birth, she has lead an amazing life that sometimes seems surreal. Her beautiful outlook on everything that has happened to her and her … [Read more...]

Chase the Lion


I have lots of ideas. Big dreams and things I want to do...someday. Isn't that how it always goes? Our aspirations are legion, but when it comes down to taking the first step, we fall short? If you need a push, a little motivation to set your feet on the starting line- pick up Mark Batterson's new book Chase the Lion. The subtitle of this book … [Read more...]

One Mom Can Change the World


You know the feeling when you read the introduction to a book and you think to yourself, "Dang it- I have to lock myself in a closet (or bathroom) and read this thing RIGHT NOW!"? Ahem, mom life. That's how I felt when I started One Mom Can Change the World by Claudia Mitchell and Amy Lanham. This book, an absolute must read if you're a Mom, … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Toddler Books

Our Favorite

Today I want to share with my my Son's picks for his favorite stories. These are the books we read over and over again. I hope you can find some new favorites for your family from ours! If I Built a Car is an adorable story about a little boy's ideas for the perfect car. I love the imagination in the story, and how the book flows. It's easy to … [Read more...]

Beloved Mess


Have you ever read a book that you felt you could have written yourself? That asks and answers the exact questions you have about life and God and religion? That touches you deep down in your soul and brings you comfort like none other before? Beloved Mess: God's Perfect Love for Your Imperfect Life by Kimm Crandall is that book for me. Kimm … [Read more...]