Encouragement

Keeper of the Books: Why Mundane Work Matters

When you walk into my room, the five shelf book case on the wall across from my doorway is the first thing you’ll see. It used to be organized by color. The blue section was the largest of course, because I feel that blue books are just a wee bit more magical than any other color. (Aren’t all things better in blue?) Over time though, as books have been pulled down and shared with young readers, or I’ve flipped through pages in search of that one quote I loved, the organized beauty has dissipated and left behind are slanted stacks of bookmarked volumes, loose papers of notes, and a coffee mug or two that has gotten left behind during one of my “word search” endeavors. It isn’t a pretty sight. I don’t plan on making it out to be some sort of messy beautiful. Because it isn’t.

It’s just messy. Someone should clean it up.

But while it shouldn’t stay in the condition it is now, there’s something to be said for the disarray.

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Updates & Announcements

A Time to Slow Down

Dear friends,

The one year blog anniversary is right around the corner, and with it I’m having to make a few changes. Blogging this last year has been an incredible journey and I’m blown away by all the things I’ve learned, people I’ve met, and books I’ve been privileged to read. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it and plan on continuing for the forseeable future.

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Encouragement

Dear Authors, Some Books Take You Home

The breeze blew softly as I sat on the porch and turned the page of captivating novel. Page after page detailed a land I had never set foot on, never seen, never even considered. I saw the rivers come into view, felt the cool wind, and smelled the plants that were entirely foreign to me, save the descriptions I read in this book. Bit by bit, I became familiar with a place I had never laid eyes on, all within roughly four hundred pages of a story. Books have the power to take us on adventures, they capture us entirely and carry us away.

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Interviews & Guest Posts

A Broken Clock, Sola Scriptura, and How Women Can Be Discerning with Books {Interview with Glenna Marshall Pt. 1}

Glenna Marshall is a pastor’s wife, mother, blogger, songwriter, and very soon-to-be-published author. (Keep an eye out for her book The Promise is His Presence: Why God is Always Enough coming August 1st, 2019.) I am so honored to have had an opportunity to sit down and discuss with her how we as women, can use and cultivate discernment in all of life, but especially what we read. You can visit Glenna on her blog here and preorder her new book here.

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Fiction Reviews, The Middle Shelf: YA or Adult

{Book Review} The Christy Miller Collection Vol. 1

“I also learned that,” Christy added, “no matter what happens to me, the Lord always goes before me and He’s always with me.” She felt a little bolder than usual, and a little surer that her summer promise to Jesus was real and lasting.

A Whisper and a Wish by Robin Jones Gunn

About the book…

The Christy Miller Series has been a beloved series among Christian girls since the first one released in 1988. The series spans from Christy’s high school years to marriage and motherhood. This first volume in the collector’s edition contains the first three books: A Summer Promise, A Whisper and a Wish, and Yours Forever. These first three books of The Christy Miller Series chronicle Christy’s first high school years, her salvation, and developing relationship with fellow Christian, Todd.

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