Book Review: The Hard Good

Right now, your first goal may not be for God to use you. You may simply be trying to recover from something, or clinging to the hope that better days are ahead. But at some point, you’ll need more than just hanging on. You’ll want what’s left of your life to matter. When you getContinue reading “Book Review: The Hard Good”

Book Review: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

One of the things I love about reading is being able to share the story, or the information, with others. I’ve always loved being able to talk with others about what I’m reading. As I’ve recently been working with a ministry coach to figure out some “what’s next” in my life and vocation, one ofContinue reading “Book Review: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality”

Book Reviews: #HeadScratchers and #Solve

One of the perks of ministry is having colleagues who write books. Since I LOVE books, reading the work of pastors around me is fun. And when I get personalized signed copies, or advance reading copies… well, let’s just say that this preacher girl spends a few hours in a happy place!

Shelter for the Spirit

When graduate school graduation began approaching, people started asking me “What are you going to do after graduation with all the free time you’ll have?” I usually answered “Get my house in order.” You see, during four years of graduate school, my home had become a place of disarray. I crave organization and order andContinue reading “Shelter for the Spirit”

Not Buying It!

In my search for contentment and good stewardship, I’m always on the lookout for people who have pursued simplicity and less consumerism. When I was perusing the shelves of my local library (one way I can read voraciously without spending), I saw this book and picked it up on a whim. Immediately, I was drawn toContinue reading “Not Buying It!”

If You Know Who You Are, You Will Know What to Do

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3, NRSV)

Enough

I just finished reading Enough by Adam Hamilton. It’s a basic book about giving and living a financial life that pleases God. I’ll admit, I read through it pretty fast. There are good points and important principles for managing finances in a way that aligns with biblical teaching. Each chapter has some great questions to helpContinue reading “Enough”

The Chocolate Diaries

I just finished reading The Chocolate Diaries: Secrets for a Sweeter Journey on the Rocky Road of Life by Karen Scalf Linamen. It was a really quick and easy read. And it talked about chocolate. I love chocolate. And it talked about God. I love God more. At times, the book was a little ADDContinue reading “The Chocolate Diaries”

31 Days of Drawing Near To God

I received the book 31 Days of Drawing Near to God for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. The book, by Ruth Myers, was previously released as The Satisfied Heart. What I most appreciated about this daily devotional guide was that the author began with her own testimony. The first 32 pagesContinue reading “31 Days of Drawing Near To God”

Indivisible – Giveaway!!

I finished reading Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann. I’m slow to post the review, but I had a hard time putting the book down! I really was a great book – mystery, crime and a little budding romance too. It is Christian fiction – so no “kids don’t read this page” parts. No foul words. ThereContinue reading “Indivisible – Giveaway!!”