The Fringe Hours {book review}

I mentioned a few weeks ago how much I love my journaling Bible. I really do. I’m not particularly artistic but I am enjoying learning to do hand lettering and to use Scripture to form my own brand of art. It’s becoming one of those releases for me … a time when I am both challenged and inspired. And I love doing it. {I actually have sold a few of my prints … who knew??}

There is something equally relaxing and stimulating about taking time to do something I love. Whether the something is playing with pens and paper, using the Silhouette to make something for the cheerleaders, or try a new recipe, making time to create is important for me. That’s why I knew I’d love Jessica Turner’s book, The Fringe Hours*.

The Fringe Hours {book review}

Jessica writes The Mom Creative blog where she {mainly} shares about how she chronicles her family’s life through scrapbooking. Jessica also works a full-time job and has a husband and three young children. If anyone knows about fitting something creative into an already busy schedule, it’s her.

In The Fringe Hours, Jessica writes honestly about why it matters that we make time for ourselves and offers some very practical ideas for how to carve out that time in the fringe hours of our days. Early in the book she writes,

“When you make room in your schedule to breathe, you make room for you—and that is the key to discovering fringe hours.”

Making room in my schedule for time to breathe … I love that and I believe it is a truth more women need to embrace.

The Fringe Hours is like a conversation with a friend who knows you well, who doesn’t judge your failures {no matter how large}, and who cheers on your successes {no matter how small}. With thought-provoking questions and a masterful blend of encouragement and challenge, Jessica invites women in every state and season and situation in life to embrace those fringe hours and redeem them for something beautiful.

If you, like me, are longing to live well, to experience the abundance God offers, The Fringe Hours is a book you will love {and read more than once}. I wasn’t on Jessica’s launch team for this book and I’ve never even met her. I bought it with some of my Christmas money … and I’m so glad. I highly recommend The Fringe Hours.

Teri Lynne

How do you fit the things you love, the ways you are energized, into your busy schedule?


 And if you’re shopping on Amazon, you can purchase The Fringe Hours there also … in print or for your Kindle*.

* These are affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you purchase through them.

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