Tagged with family

Many Sparrows Book Review

Many Sparrows Book Review

Many Sparrows by Lori Benton book review. Book info   About the book:   Either she and her children would emerge from that wilderness together, or none of them would. . . . In 1774, the Ohio-Kentucky frontier pulses with rising tension and brutal conflicts as Colonists push westward and encroach upon Native American territories. … Continue reading

A Family Shaped by Grace Book Review

A Family Shaped by Grace Book Review

A Family Shaped by Grace by Gary Morland book review.Last fall I had the opportunity to travel to North Carolina and attend a conference called Hope Writers. Gary Morland was one of the speakers who helped to put on this conference. I can tell you he puts his all into helping others…which can be seen … Continue reading

Grounded Hearts Book Review

Grounded Hearts Book Review

Grounded Hearts by Jeanne M. Dickson book review. Grounded Hearts by Jeanne Dickson WWII Historical Romance Waterfall In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young … Continue reading

Katharina & Martin Luther Book Review

Katharina & Martin Luther Book Review

Katharina & Martin Luther by Michelle DeRusha book review. Book Review: I love to learn about people in history, however often times one has to wade through all kinds of jargon before gleaning anything about their personal lives. Michelle has alleviated the jargon (so we don’t have to) and crafted a beautiful story of Katharina … Continue reading

The Mark of the King Book Review

The Mark of the King Book Review

The Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green book review. Book info About the book: The Mark of the King (Bethany House, January 2017) Sweeping historical fiction set at the edge of the continent After being imprisoned and branded for the death of her client, twenty-five-year-old midwife Julianne Chevalier trades her life sentence for exile … Continue reading

Miscarried Joy Book Review

Miscarried Joy by Tanika Fitzgerald book review. Book info About the book:   Miscarried Joy: Moving Beyond Incredible Pain to Extraordinary Faith (Nyreepress Publishing, October 2016) Faith over fear. Patience over frustration. Pain with a purpose. In Miscarried Joy, Tanika transparently shares her deeply personal and disappointing experiences of losing her babies due to miscarriage. There … Continue reading

Life Creative Book Review

Life Creative Book Review

Life Creative by Wendy Speake and Kelli Stuart book review. Book info About the book: Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom(Kregel, September 2016) What was God thinking when He created you creative and then gave you children? Creative moms often feel as though they must lay their passions down. But God had something special … Continue reading

The Loyal Heart Book Review

The Loyal Heart Book Review

The Loyal Heart by Shelley Shepard Gray book review. Book info About the book: The Loyal Heart (Zondervan, July 2016) Robert came to Galveston to fulfill his promise to a dying man and look after his widow. He didn’t expect to find love in the unlikeliest of places. Robert Truax, former Second Lieutenant and Confederate … Continue reading

Whose Behind the Pen…and Why I Blog

Whose Behind the Pen…and Why I Blog

Whose behind the pen…and why I blog. Many writers will tell you they’ve been writing from a very young age…that writing is in their blood. Not so for me. I never dreamed of writing nor did I ever plan to be a writer. Writing for me came from a love of history that turned into … Continue reading

Twenty-one Years

Twenty-one Years

Twenty-one years ago today, with stars in my eyes and love in my heart, I slipped into a white velvet dress and said, “I do!” A bride of twenty-five and a groom of thirty-one would become one. For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and be united to his wife, and … Continue reading

Hands

Hands

The hands of time fly quickly past, no rest, no pause, and no stopping, a constant…tick, tick, tick. They don’t allow for instant replays, do-overs, or second chances–once gone, gone. And yet, do we live our lives like every moment counts? How many minutes-that we can never get back–do we squander away? If today were our … Continue reading

Balanced

Balanced

If your a stay-at-home-mother and feel the Lord tugging at your heart to work at home Tricia Goyer’s book Balanced: Find Center as a Work-at-home Mom is a most read. My daughter and I had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Goyer last spring (2013) in Amish county, Indiana. My daughter (12 at the time) had … Continue reading

Together

Together

Together… does anyone ever want to be alone? Oh, yes, perhaps for an hour or two, but what about when your alone in a room crowded with a million people and your the only one sitting by yourself? What about when you get life changing news? Or when the wind howls and the snow falls…fast … Continue reading

Anniversary Trip

Anniversary Trip

On December 18 my husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. We went to Asheville, North Carolina and toured George and Edith Vanderbilt’s large estate. Then we traveled to Charleston, South Carolina. It was a glorious trip, weather was 70 plus, food delicious, and historical sites were both fascinating and beautiful. Thought I would share … Continue reading

What Does It Look Like To Practice The Radical?

What Does It Look Like To Practice The Radical?

What does it look like to practice the radical in ordinary, everyday life?  The dictionary defines radical as fundamental, extreme, and a person who favors rapid and sweeping changes in laws and methods of government. SLOW—the one word that God has been whispering to me–that was my practice of radical.  For the last few years … Continue reading