Review: Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy + Giveaway

Even though I could tell stories of not being popular in school or of not feeling quite at home as I questioned the theology taught by my very young youth group leader, I never felt completely rejected by school or church or society. I grew up flying under the radar, content with my small group … Continue reading Review: Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy + Giveaway

Review + Giveaway: Hello Mornings by Kat Lee

I love the idea of a good morning routine. In my perfect world, I'd wake up around 6:00, have a cup of coffee, read some poetry, maybe write out a few thoughts longhand. If we're really dreaming, I'd have time for a quick devotional or reading. Maybe a chapter in a book? This sounds like … Continue reading Review + Giveaway: Hello Mornings by Kat Lee

Review: How to Fix a Broken Record by Amena Brown + Giveaway

I grew up in the 1980's but have very few cultural references defining my childhood. Perhaps it was that we only had access to PBS when I was young or that we lived in Germany during my kindergarten years. Whatever the reason, I didn't grow up watching SheRah or listening to Michael Jackson. Ninety percent … Continue reading Review: How to Fix a Broken Record by Amena Brown + Giveaway

Review: A Pocketful of Seeds by Debbie Johnson + Giveaway

One thing I hear over and over when grappling with how to live out justice in my everyday motions is to start small. Find what I can get behind and do that. For some, they have the energy and passion to call their representatives every day or to attend town hall meetings. For others, writing … Continue reading Review: A Pocketful of Seeds by Debbie Johnson + Giveaway

Review: The Light is Winning by Zach Hoag + Giveaway

It's not news that church attendance is in decline. There are a myriad of reasons for this - from being abused and hurt to simply being done with the business of spirituality. As an early millennial, I completely connect with the experience of growing up Evangelical, burning out, and re-finding my faith in a liturgical setting. … Continue reading Review: The Light is Winning by Zach Hoag + Giveaway

Review: The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell + Giveaway

When we moved to this cul-de-sac, a friend posted an Instagram picture with the hashtag #frontyardpeople. I was intrigued. Our neighborhood is one where front yard living is alive and well. Judi often sits on her porch and if we can't find our girls, there's a 90% chance they're sitting with Judi. Another neighbor's grandkids and … Continue reading Review: The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell + Giveaway

Review: What Falls from the Sky by Esther Emery + Giveaway

In less than a month, we'll be entering one of the most popular seasons of the church calendar, when Jesus asked his disciples to give up Facebook for 40 days. (Excluding Sunday check-ins, as part of breaking the fast, of course.) I can't condemn this practice at all - I have given up or put … Continue reading Review: What Falls from the Sky by Esther Emery + Giveaway

Review: Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist + Giveaway

We're in the midst of a chaotic season. Our house is rarely tidy - and when it is, it's a short-lived phenomenon. Even though I'm active in book clubs and volunteering and teaching, I'm also in the midst of identifying mostly as a mom. Which is both beautiful and boring. While I'd love to one day … Continue reading Review: Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist + Giveaway

Review: How to Survive a Shipwreck by Jonathan Martin + Giveaway

If I had to choose between mountains and ocean, I'd choose the ocean for sitting, looking, and reflecting but the mountains for interacting. I regain my rhythm when I'm hiking and exploring and find nothing more awe-inspiring than looking at the valleys from the top of a peak. Perhaps it's this preference that made the … Continue reading Review: How to Survive a Shipwreck by Jonathan Martin + Giveaway

Review: Unashamed by Christine Caine + Giveaway

When I was in fifth grade, I tried out for the school choir. When I didn't make the cut, my music teacher told me I probably shouldn't sing anymore. I went from loving to sing to mouthing the words in the back row, worried I was throwing off the angelic voices of my classmates. To … Continue reading Review: Unashamed by Christine Caine + Giveaway