Whispers of Hope by Beth Moore {Book Review}

I have to admit. I'm looking forward to 2014. Well, except the part where my girl starts high school next fall. I have mixed emotions about that part of the coming year. But the truth is, after all the craziness of 2013, I have high hopes for next year. I'm anticipating some incredible things — I'm headed into the new year with an open heart and eager mind for what the Lord wants to do in me. A key component to starting a year well for me is finding a great book to use for my quiet time in ... [Read More]

God Is Able by Priscilla Shirer {Book Review}

  As 2013 winds down and I start looking ahead to 2014, I find myself longing for more of what really matters. More laughing with my daughter, more lingering conversations with friends, more holding hands with my husband ... just more of the things money can't buy. This year has been been filled with some incredible moments and accomplishments but it also brought some of the most difficult days I've faced as an adult. When I started reading Priscilla Shirer's latest book, God Is Able, ... [Read More]

The Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook

{This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through them, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.} I adore children's Bibles and Bible storybooks.  As a child we had The Bible Story, a ten-volume set.  Anyone else remember them? I can remember reading the stories aloud with my parents and brothers. When my daughter was born, we began our collection of Bible storybooks and children's Bibles.  I have loved each one.  When the time came to buy her first "real" ... [Read More]

Let Hope In: The Book Everyone Needs to Read

Bold statement, huh? I know. But truly, Pete Wilson's latest book, Let Hope In, is one of the most truth-filled, grace-filled, books I have ever read. I wrote a little bit about it on Hope for the Weary Mom last month ... but I have so much more to share.  In case you are wondering if you should read this book, ask yourself these questions: Do shame and regret regularly influence my thoughts about myself and my life? Do I struggle with surrendering my plans to the Lord? Am I focusing more on ... [Read More]