Notes from a Blue Bike {Book Review}

Notes from a Blue Bike {Book Review}

It's not often that I find a book whose message flows seamlessly into my life and yet still challenges me to make some real changes in my daily living.  Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider does just that. I've been a fan of Tsh's since I stumbled onto her blog The Simple Mom (now renamed The Art of Simple) a few years back.  I loved listening to her interview with Darren Rowse via ProBlogger podcast and I've admired her work as a writer … [Read more...]

I Don’t Like this Book (But Maybe I Should)

I Don’t Like this Book (But Maybe I Should)

I recently started reading through Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You written by Stasi Eldridge. You may be familiar with Stasi's earlier book Captivating which touched the hearts of many woman.  I, myself, heard good things about her work and was excited to give Becoming Myself a look. Stasi's style of writing is quietly poetic and cultivates a soft stirring within the heart of the reader.  She speaks to those often covered up and hidden places in our lives with an … [Read more...]

No More Perfect Kids {Book Review + Giveaway}

No More Perfect Kids {Book Review + Giveaway}

Motherhood is hard work. I don't know about you, but I'm constantly second-guessing my work choices, schooling choices, parenting choices, you name it!  You may have read about a bit of my struggle in my post, Where is a Woman's Place?  I'm still trying to figure it out, and it seems like I go through a "what is my purpose" crisis every month! There are a few things I'm clear about.  I want my kids to love God and I want them to know they, themselves are deeply loved.  In the midst of the … [Read more...]

Faith Begins At Home: An Interview with Mark Holmen

I hope you've been enjoying the posts from The Gathering in Costa Mesa so far.  We've heard from some amazing ministry friends and have gotten some terrific and challenging advice during the breakout sessions.  Check out some of the previous posts: God Restores by Craig Jutila God Gives us Sight Introduction God Gives us Sight by Michelle Anthony Breakout Session with Megan Fate Marshman (coming soon!) Breakout Session with Doug Fields (coming soon!) Q&A Session with Michelle … [Read more...]

Storytime: Our New Naptime Devotions Book

Storytime: Our New Naptime Devotions Book

We've been doing nap time devotions with the kids for about a year and a half now.  We started with the Preschooler's Bible and have making our way through several books since then including an Awana Cubby book and the Sweet Dreams Princess Bible.  Recently, we've begun using Storytime: A 52-Week Bible Storybook for Families.   It's designed to be used as a weekly resource, but we've been reading from it every day and the kids are really enjoying it (ages 2 & 4).  I appreciate … [Read more...]

Kyle Idleman’s New Book: AHA!  (Book Review)

Kyle Idleman’s New Book: AHA! (Book Review)

Last year, my husband started raving about a book called Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman.  He's not much of a reader, so for him to take notice of a book, it had to be good.  I picked it up and was thoroughly impressed.  It was compelling, inspiring, and convicting.    We even ended up using it as a curriculum for our entire Sunday School program. So of course, when I was invited to be a part of the book tour for Kyle's new book AHA, I jumped at the chance.    The "AHA" is based on three … [Read more...]