Book Reviews & Recommendations

Giveaway of “I Love You, Mom”

Giveaway of “I Love You, Mom”

My beautiful friend (and my literary agent) Blythe Daniel and her precious mother, Dr. Helen McIntosh, have written a beautiful book to help us express exactly what makes our mama's so special. Never again will you have to buy your mom a greeting card that says, "I...

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Bible Study Recommendations for a New Neighborhood Cafe

Bible Study Recommendations for a New Neighborhood Cafe

Bible Study Recommendations for a New Neighborhood Cafe "Do you have suggestions on books or studies that work well when a group is first getting established? If the group gels, I figure the group can help decide on the next study, but choosing the first topic is up...

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How to Love Your Hurting Neighbor

How to Love Your Hurting Neighbor

Guest post by Sarah Beckman Last year, as I was finalizing plans for my book release, working harder than ever to balance work demands and family needs, I went through a very dark, personal trial. I prayed every way I knew how, and confided in a handful of trusted...

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Books that Build Relationships: Alongside

Books that Build Relationships: Alongside

If any of you have gone through a trial, you understand the impact others have on your healing process. You may have also experienced the tough conversations that were more harmful than helpful. We are all imperfect in the area of comforting others which is why we...

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Books that Build Relationships: the year of small things

Books that Build Relationships: the year of small things

Warning: by living a “radical faith” you may start a mini-revolution in your neighborhood. As I read the charges from Christ in Matthew 25 to feed the hungry, to welcome the stranger, to clothe the poor, and visit those in prison, I begin to feel a sense of guilt. I...

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Books that Build Relationships: Building Your House

Books that Build Relationships: Building Your House

Chaos. Pure chaos. You know what I'm talking about: papers all over the kitchen counter, donation bags still by the back door, and shoes missing their pair. Shannon Upton believes faithful moms don’t have to live in a chaotic state. The author of Building Your House,...

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How to Love Your Weird Neighbor (and a giveaway!)

How to Love Your Weird Neighbor (and a giveaway!)

A random roommate assignment introduced me to one of my dearest friends, Cindy Bultema. I was quickly drawn to her contagious smile and deep love for Jesus - although her affinity for sprinkling our room with confetti was a little strange. I'm delighted to host Cindy...

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Books that Build Relationships: Nothing to Prove

Books that Build Relationships: Nothing to Prove

Before 10am there are already a list of things telling me I’m not enough. I am behind on laundry, I did not meet a work deadline and I choose to eat a donut rather than avocado toast for breakfast. To turn my insufficiencies around, I try harder. I people please. I...

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How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Overwhelmed

How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Overwhelmed

With their typical generosity, my friends Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory are giving away a copy of their newest book, Overwhelmed: Quiet the Chaos & Restore Your Sanity, which just came out this week. If you'd like to get off the overwhelming cycle of making and...

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Moms, have you been Hoodwinked?

Moms, have you been Hoodwinked?

Do you all have a woman you look up to and admire, someone who is one step ahead of you and light years beyond you? She's been there and done that - and she's still smiling! Karen Ehman is that woman for me. She's a New York Times best selling author and a nationally...

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