Books & Resources

Thin Places of My Own

This week, I hosted Mary DeMuth’s Thin Places on the blog. I’ve been thinking more about those times when heaven is so real in the mundane of life. My first writers conference was a thin place for me. I went there, unsure of what God wanted me to do with my life. Unsure of whether I ought to call myself a writer. I attended expecting to learn the craft of writing. What I learned was something much more valuable. I arrived as an insecure stay-at-home mom but by the end of the first day, I sobbed in my room as […]

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Never Say Never

February Book Review Blitz #3 Another Grand Prize Chance!- See below I’m having so much fun with all this reading! It’s winter—the perfect time to snuggle in and read. This week, I read Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate. About the Author: Lisa Wingate is a popular inspirational speaker, magazine columnist, and national bestselling author of several books, including Tending Roses, Talk of the Town, Drenched in Light, A Thousand Voices, and A Month of Summer. Her work was recently honored by the Americans for More Civility for promoting greater kindness and civility in American life. Lisa and her family […]

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Thin Places

February Book Review Blitz #2 Have you ever been in the midst of a terribly difficult situation, yet you could see God at work? You’ve experienced a thin place. In her book, Thin Places,  Mary DeMuth describes a thin place as a place where heaven and the physical world collide, a place where everyday life meets eternity. It’s about finding a glimpse of eternity amid the messiness of life and feeling God draw near.  In this moving memoir, Mary presents a story that would seem devoid of God’s presence, of an existence where He has abandoned and turned His face. […]

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Third Time’s A Charm

Have you ever experienced something that was painful to go through, but you discovered healing and liberation in the process? I read a book last week that displayed this so well. In the first of my February Book Review Blitz, Third Time’s a Charm Author Virginia Smith walks the reader through the process of letting go and finding healing. Let me tell you a little about the author and the book. Be sure to check below for how you might eligible to be entered into a drawing for a very nice gift of ten books from the author. Virginia’s publicist […]

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A Slow Burn – Book Review and Author Interview

Meet Mary DeMuth I met Mary DeMuth at a writers conference this year when she was the keynote speaker and seminar leader. Mary is an influencer in the writing community and she’s earned that status with her own fiction and nonfiction writing, her speaking, her generous mentoring of new writers, and her writing resources. I received an advanced reading copy of “A Slow Burn” from Mary’s publisher and it was the first of Mary’s novels that I’ve read. Who is Mary DeMuth? An accomplished writer, Mary’s parenting books include Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture, Building the Christian Family You […]

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Finding Your Way as a Blog Reader

I’ve been thinking about some things that I take for granted. One is how to click my way through a blog page or website. It’s something that is as comfortable for me as switching on a light or opening the fridge to get a glass of milk. But for some, this foreign world of cyberspace is overwhelming. So today, I decided to give a little tutorial on how to leave comments on a blog. Many use this same process, but some might have a few different steps. Here’s a step by step for you to print and save near your […]

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Two new favorite authors…

I just finished reading my first Maureen Lang book, Pieces of Silver. It was fabulous. I lost some sleep as I read by flashlight late into the night. The book is set just before the United States entered World War I, and from the first page to the last, Lang keeps the reader engaged in the romance, the mystery, and the reality of the trials of life. She’s on my list of new favorite authors.Another author, whose work I’ve recently added to my list of faves, is Melody Carlson. I read A Mile in My Flip-Flops, about a woman who […]

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Book Review: Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today

Have you ever wondered if there was a manual straight from scripture for moms of today? In “Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today,” Kathi Macias has given the reader a lead-by-example style manual with profiles of seventeen women who lived with some of the same struggles that women face today. It doesn’t matter that most of them lived over two thousand years ago. The lessons they teach us are still relevant today. Macias has selected some of the greats from Bible history such as Eve, Sarah, Rebekah, and Mary. But she has also chosen some the reader […]

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