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Thoughts on books that made an impression on me.

A Full Quiver

This book by Rick and Jan Hess ponders the Christian church’s reluctant attitude towards allowing God full control of their family size. Published in 1990, the statistics and vernacular reflect the passing of 30 years. However, it is intriguing to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Mystic Sweet Communion

Jane Kirkpatrick skillfully weaves the personal story of Ivy Cromartie Stranahan with the history of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This beautiful yet powerful historical fiction reminds its readers that history is made by individuals and defines individuals. Things that can be … Continue reading

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With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray

This transformative read offers insight into how one’s prayer life is a plumb line for one’s faith. Unanswered prayers should not be causally dismissed with a simple, “It must not have been God’s will.” Instead, they should prompt a deeper … Continue reading

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Grains of Truth: Using Whole Grains the Easy Way

In this informative, easy-to-read book Donna G. Spann provides detailed facts on both little known and familiar grains. Her information includes the history, some dating back thousands of years, nutritional value and recipes. After reading this book one will feel … Continue reading

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