What I’m Reading {June2016}

  What happens to a girl who loves to read when her life has been full of end of school activities, writing projects, and no down time? She gets cranky, that's what! Until she remembers it's June ... which means VACATION and time to read all those books stacked up on her nightstand {well, a few of them anyway ... let's be honest, that TBR stack is a little like Mt. Everest}. Included on my June reading list is some fiction guaranteed to be so engrossing, you won't even be able to ... [Read More]

{Book Review} Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch

It's no big secret I'm a Kristen Welch groupie. If you follow either of my Facebook pages you know I share basically everything she writes with the hashtag #MustRead.  I've been reading her blog for ever ....because she is equal parts hilarious and honest. And those are two of the most important qualities in a person as far as I'm concerned. Also I want to be her BFF because she's got a love for the Lord I want to be around all the time. A couple of years ago I said her book Rhinestone ... [Read More]

What I’m Reading {September 2015}

Hi all! Since several of you liked last month's update about what I'm reading, I thought I'd share again this month.  I did finish a couple of books and will {eventually} get real reviews written.  But mostly, this month, I've been a slow reader of non-fiction.  {Most of these links are affiliate links which simply means if you purchase through them I will receive a small commission which I will use to buy more books.} The Power of Persistence: Breakthroughs in Your Prayer Life by Michael ... [Read More]

What I’m Reading {August 2015}

I read. A lot. And I am not exceptionally good at keeping my Book List up-t0-date. {understatement} Also, I don't put books I'm re-reading or most fiction books on the list anyway ... so it's never 100% accurate. I never read just one book at a time.  Emily Freeman and Shelly Miller have both written beautiful posts lately about why they read multiple books simultaneously.  And my head nodded in agreement with the words each of them shared. Also, I have found that I need different types of ... [Read More]

Book Review: Anchored by Kayla Aimee

I have so many friends writing the most amazing books, y'all! Last week I got to tell you about a book that hit me square between my perfectionistic eyes.  If Amy's book was like a conversation with a good friend, Kayla Aimee's new book, Anchored: Finding Hope in the Unexpected*, is like peeking into the journal of someone you already adore. Anchored is the story of a preemie mom. But really, Anchored is the story of every one of us. Whether our circumstances have led us to 156 days in the ... [Read More]

Book Review: Breaking Up with Perfect by Amy Carroll

Last summer I met this incredible girl with a smile that fills up a room. From our first phone conversation until we met face-to-face in the hallway of a hotel conference center in Charlotte, North Carolina, I knew this was a woman who loved Jesus. As she reached out to hug me, she said, with the perfect Southern drawl, "I fell like we are already friends." And we were. Amy Carroll is the real deal, y'all. Genuine, funny, and passionate about encouraging women.  She the girl who looks yoi n ... [Read More]