Category: Read

My favorites might soon be yours…

  • Reforming Social Media: A Challenge and a Blessing

    I have a love/hate relationship with social media. As an extrovert, I love how social media allows me to communicate with people 24/7. But as a wife, mother, and writer, I’m constantly challenged to find the balance between my love for social media and the very real need to get the dishes done. I’ve asked myself more…

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  • How to Build a Christmas Book Advent Calendar on a Budget

    I love the idea of starting the tradition of a book advent calendar for my kids like this Christmas book tradition from my childhood. I love that it’s a fun advent activity that doesn’t actually take a lot of time or effort but results in quality time with my kids every day during this busy…

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  • Take Courage: On Leaving Anxiety and Depression Behind

    A while back I quit seeking or accepting review copies of books if the deal required me to blog about the book because I don’t like being obligated to share a book with you unless it really ‘wows’ me. Now, I only accept books if they come to me free and clear, without obligation, and…

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  • Life is like sifting for gold…you spend day after day doing a lot of monotonous stuff, when suddenly a little gem shows up, making the whole day (or even month!) bright and worth it all. When I took my blogging break, I realized the two things I missed most were telling stories and sharing with…

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  • Embracing Beauty Book Tour, Weekend Roundup

    We had another wonderful week hearing how the book was impacting women of all ages and seasons of life, bringing renewed vision and inspiration for embracing beauty! It’s truly been a privileged to be a part of whispering God’s message to women: “You are beautiful because I made you, and I want you to experience…

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  • May I remind you that we need rest? Our bodies need it–that’s why we sleep every night (hopefully). Our minds need rest, as well. If you’re like me, your mind needs help going into ‘rest mode’. I use fiction to encourage my mind to rest. We have to remember that most of the internet is non-fiction. No…

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  • We Are: A Caregiver’s Manifesto

    Today’s featured ebook is very special to me. Here’s why… Last summer I wrote a series on this here blog about self-publishing your own ebook. In my post “Do you have an eBook in you? {Psst! I think so!}” I encouraged you all that your book idea was worth pursuing. I challenged you to share…

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  • Are You a Blog at Home Mom?

    “The Blog at Home Mom” could not have come into my life at a better time. The fight for balance between my real life and online responsibilities ebbs and flows. Sometimes I feel like I’ve finally found my sweet spot, only to struggle yet again with wondering if I’m even doing the right thing. I…

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  • In Which I Learn the True Meaning of Lent

    I’m about to tell you something that will no doubt confirm the sneaking suspicion in your mind that I am a complete ditz. “He gives grace to the humble.” OK, here we go… My Confession: I used to think that Ash Wednesday was the anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helen and when I…

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  • Redeeming Childbirth

    It seems as though Tuesdays have become ‘Book days’ my blog! Every week this month, one of my bloggy friends has come out with a new book, and each time it’s been one I’ve been delighted to share with you. Know this: I don’t just post any old book that comes along, but save my…

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  • No More Desperate Moms

    Do ya’ll ever have days when you feel absolutely desperate? Days when you are quite positive you are a complete failure as a mom? I have those days. (Had a doozy just last week, in fact!) That’s why I’m so excited about this book. It was written just for me, and just for you, mamma,…

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  • The 100 Pound Loser {a book review}

    I just finished reading 100 Pound Loser by the adorable (and svelt!) Jessica Heights. Let me tell you, if you’re thinking of getting fit or losing weight in the new year, this is about as timely and delightful a read as you could find on the subject. Here’s what I loved about the book: It’s…

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  • My Favorite eBooks This Week {and another sale!}

    Last week I dug deep into the Healthy Living eBook Bundle and my, what a treasure it is!  Here’s a snippet review of my top picks in the Bundle. Sad you missed the sale? Check out the exciting announcement at the end of this post! Stephanie’s Healthy Homemaking is a great place to start, or…

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  • I {Heart} Ebooks…{and this Bundle is the Bomb!}

    If you’ve hung around here at all this summer, you know I’m passionate about eBooks. I loved creating one: publishing an ebook has taught me so much, and my book continues to be a steady source of residual income for our family. I love encouraging others to write them–in fact I wrote a whole series…

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  • In keeping with my passion to encourage other ebook authors and continuing my ebook how-to series, today I’m featuring my friend Natasha’s new book, I hope her book and a little bit of her publishing story that she shared with me will encourage you in your own dreams and the effort to ePublish. Description from…

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  • Guardians of Purity {what I’m reading this week}

    Raise your hand if you googled a how-to question when you were 10. Just as I thought. You didn’t have internet when you were a kid, and neither did I. That’s why you and I are understand an amazing phenomenon: one CAN live without the internet. Have you ever realized that our kids may not…

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