What I’m Reading {May 2017}

Can I tell you a secret? I wish I was one of those bloggers who did the "what I wore" posts. I love cute clothes and if we went to lunch or grabbed coffee one morning, I feel sure we'd chat about where your necklace came from or how much I love my Evy's Tree hoodies.  But it just has never felt natural to write about those things. I've tried a few times. But writing about books? Oh yeah, I can totally do that! And the truth is, if we were at lunch after we finished chatting about our outfits, ... [Read More]

What I’m Reading {March 2017}

Y'all, I'm still reading some of the same books I started in January.  This really never happens but March has flown by.  Scott did two revivals, Casiday had prom, and I've been working diligently to prepare for the Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most launch. {Which is less than four months away, which sounds like a long time, but really, I don't think it will be.} Last month I said part of the reason I love these What I'm Reading posts so much is because if we were ... [Read More]

What I’m Reading {February 2017}

I love these What I'm Reading posts! I hope you do too. If we were sitting together at a coffee shop or in my living room, I am sure books would come up. And I would surely tell you about what I'm reading and probably (because I can be a little bossy sometimes) I'd tell you which ones you should go buy. So, here we go! What I'm Reading: February 2017 Nonfiction Some of these have been on the list for the past few months. Here's why ... I'm savoring words right now. I'm reading books ... [Read More]

{Book Review} LIKED: Whose approval are you living for? by Kari Kampakis

Last week, Casiday looked at me and said, "I know you don't like when people talk about how many likes they have on social media, but my picture of Mamaw has over 100. Isn't that sweet?" I smiled at her because, for that one moment, I knew she'd been listening to all I've been telling her since we opened her first social media account when she turned 13. She may not agree or understand, but she has heard me repeat over and over that social media likes are not a measure of her value or ... [Read More]

{Book Review} 66 Ways God Loves You by Jennifer Rothschild

This week has been hard in so many ways. Our beloved Mamaw Underwood is slowing fading from this earth. And we are thankful for the almost 92 years she has lived and the way she has loved her family so well. But we are keenly aware that her days here are few and soon she will be healed and whole in the presence of the Lord. Tuesday I was able to help her hospice nurse give her a bath. As we gently lifted her tiny arms and legs and washed her hair, I thought about what a holy thing we were ... [Read More]

What I’m Reading || November 2016

If you want to know how long it takes to write a book, the answer {for me at least} is—the whole series of "West Wing." No joke, I started writing with the first season as my background noise because Aaron Sorkin's writing is genius. And yesterday I hit send on the email to my editor with manuscript attached just as President Bartlet said, "Tomorrow" in the final episode. #BarletForAmerica, y'all. In other news, today is National Authors' Day and since it's been two months since I shared ... [Read More]