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Thoughts on books that made an impression on me.

Me and You

When emotions are running high, honest dialogue can be difficult to achieve without offense being given or felt. In times like these the voices best heard are often the ones in literature and film. Thankfully there is a wealth of … Continue reading

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A Walk with Jane Austen by Lori Smith

This is a winning read for anyone who adores Jane Austen and descriptions of a walk through England, has wrestled with singleness or had debilitating health issues that led to serious depression. The candor with which the author writes is … Continue reading

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Irena Sendler: Mother to the Children of the Holocaust

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Books that Shaped Me (part 3)

And now here I am: married with 5 young children, homeschooling and seeking to make our home a place that welcomes the presence of Jesus. There is never enough time in the day to read all I want, write all … Continue reading

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Books that Shaped Me (Part 2)

I did a vast amount of reading in my college years between class work, assignments, and personal reading. I found I gravitated towards fiction as a way to relax and recharge. My social life was limited in those busy years … Continue reading

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Books That Shaped Me (Part 1)

Books and writing are partners in value to me. When asked how I prefer to spend moments all to myself I can rarely choose between reading a book or writing in some form or fashion. And when it comes to … Continue reading

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Mother & Son: The Respect Effect

In this masterpiece of nonfiction, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs introduces a transformative perspective on the mother-son relationship. He sheds light on the challenge mothers have to show their sons (of any age) respect when we are hardwired to love. Mothers assume … Continue reading

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The Family Nobody Wanted

Helen Doss does a superb job of highlighting the adventures and growth of their family in her enthralling narrative. She had always longed for a little family of her own but as time showed that biological children were not a … Continue reading

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A Sweetness to the Soul

By Jane Kirkpatrick The first in her Dreamcatcher trilogy, Kirkpatrick authors yet another masterpiece in historical fiction. She brings to life these little known but very strong characters from the past and the reader quickly connects with their journeys of … Continue reading

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Girls’ Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World

If you are female and have ever longed for a friend or to be a friend, you MUST read this book written by Sarah, Sally and Joy Clarkson. This mother-daughter trio eloquently detail the vital qualities of life-long friendship between … Continue reading

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