My Goodreads goal for last year was set at 52 books, one book a week. I managed to come in just under that number but several of thew were quite lengthy (I'm talking 800+ pages) so I'm still calling it a successful year in reading. As I spent time scrolling through my Goodreads "Year in Books" review I was pleased to see the variety of reading I had done and I'll be honest when I say that it was quite a challenge to choose my top 5 books for the year but I did it so here we go.
HI! I'm glad you stopped by today. This week as I was sitting down to plan out what I would write about I decided to scroll back through some of my old posts and just see what kinds of topics have struck my fancy in the past. One of the things I noticed was that… Continue reading This Or That: All About Me Edition
Anyone who knows me and my family knows that we are busy people. Between schooling the kids, household management, church work, associational work, running small businesses, and all the other extra add ins we are just alwasy going and doing. I often hear from people that they have no idea how I "do it all" so today I'm going to let you in on my little secret.
Does that mean I will be in this season forever? Nope, at any given time this season may shift and change. Our schedules will either open up or become even busier than they already are. Or our priorities may change due to outside circumstances. But because I read in these simple verses that God is the one who sets out the seasons, I know that I don't have to stress or worry about what season is to come. All I have to do is continue to walk day by day in faith and know that since God has placed me in this season he will see me through to the other side of it as well.
Titus is chalk full of valuable information for believers, but for women in particular, there are three small verses tucked away in the middle of the book that really just speak to the way that women are to relate to each other.
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash Last week I wrote about how lonely I have been feeling in the wake of some big decisions made in our country and subsequently the response to those decisions. The constant bombardment of negative energy pouring from one side and the extravagant boasting with little to no compassion coming… Continue reading Open the Curtains, Let the Sun Shine In
Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash My social media is a strange place. On Twitter my feed is filled with conservative members of the Southern Baptist Convention. People that I made the choice to "follow" while I was in seminary and that my family and I have connected with along the road toward our theological… Continue reading Never Have I Felt More Alone
Pastors and their families work on Sunday. For many people it's just a day they choose to attend church, but for pastors and their families, while we enjoy being there, it is also our job. Choosing to not be at church on Sunday is like choosing to not show up for an important meeting scheduled… Continue reading Because We Work On Sunday
So here we are, back again. I will be honest when I say that I am finding it hard to believe that we are already into the first full week of April. Spring has arrived and along with it longer days (YAY!) and of course blooming, pollen, and wind (BOO!!) That also means that I… Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 7-ANOTHER Book Review
If you are like me figuring out what to get people for holidays can be tricky. As I have gotten older, had kids, and moved a handful of times I have come to realize that I want to give and receive gifts that are practical, useful, and won't generate more clutter. With that being said,… Continue reading 30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 6-Book of the Month Club and a Review