7 Book Reviews // Plot Twist Tuesday

We’re a quarter of the way through 2020?! Are you revisiting your new year’s resolution to “read more this year” with all the extra time we’ve been given? Same here.

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” (Mason Cooley)

Speaking of having to stay where we are, this weekend I color-coded my bookshelf and reminisced about the days when my d├ęcor signs “Gather” and “Let’s Have a Grand Adventure” were applicable.

Anyway, if you’re scouting for some new reading material, you’re welcome to browse my 7 book reviews of 2020 thus far (and also 7 blog posts I enjoyed). They aren’t hot-off-the-press titles, but I’d still love to hear your thoughts because I think book or article discussions are almost as exhilarating as springtime.

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Why Are We Shy About Our Gifts?

I’ve desired to write before I could spell. It amused me as a child, became a ministry as a teenager, and helped pay for education as a college student.

Writing has always been a big part of my identity, passion, and learning (because I was not born good at it!).

But I’m shy about it.

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Author Interview (Kersten Hamilton)

Kersten Hamilton adapted my favorite series growing up, the A Life of Faith — Millie Keith series. Kersten graciously agreed to let me interview her. This appeared originally on my writing blog several years ago, but I’m reposting it here so Millie fans can still access it. Enjoy. 
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Little Flocks

Today is September 25th, and I began a new prayer journal.

It’s a thick hardcover with gold-rimmed flowers on the front. Writing the first page felt like signing a contract because I’ll probably be dedicated to this one for two years, thanks to its size and small lines. Were there any themes I wanted? Special purposes or ways to use it? A fancy way to write the date? Now was the time to begin a new tradition!  Continue reading “Little Flocks”

Oh For A Thousand Blogs

There are over 150 million blogs on the internet. And I have added my fair share of them over the years. (Shout out to my mom who didn’t let me have a public blog when I was 14.)

Solomon’s famous words, “There is nothing new under the sun” are ancient themselves. So should I really be yet another voice in the sea of information?

I have been edified many times by the ministry of bloggers who proclaim God’s truth. There are countless resources out there, and I don’t claim to have anything new besides His mercies that are new every morning. 

My goals are both to testify to God’s glorious grace and grow as a writer. If I had a thousand tongues (or pens…or blogs), I hope I would use every one to lift up praise to His worthiness.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

The Love of God (Frederick Lehman)

My posts about life, lessons and love might sound cliche at times (just like that sentence). This might be because believers follow the same unchanging God with the same unchanging wonders and Words.

I’m going to write here because I need to be reminded of them every day.