Book Reviews

Renewed Joy: 5 Simple Steps to Lasting and Powerful Joy in the Lord {Book Review}

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Three Word Wednesday: What I’m Reading {August}

Are you a bookworm? Do you find yourself getting lost in a good story? I fully identify with this statement. In fact, one of the reasons I went to school to become an English teacher is because of my deep love of reading. I wanted to help students discover topics and genres that inspired and excited them as much as my favorite genres did that for me. 

Since I was young I’ve gravitated toward mysteries and darker plots. I love the fast pacing and exciting plots of a “who dun it” type plot. I soaked up The Boxcar Children and Goosebumps in elementary school and quickly moved to R.L. Stine’s teen books by fourth or fifth grade. I remember getting stacks of books on a Saturday and returning a few days later to swap them for more. I couldn’t read fast enough!

I’m not much different these days. My reading time is significantly impacted by these little creatures that roam my house but I still do what I can to get reading in. I listen to audiobooks when my hands are busy but I like to keep a book or two handy around the house when I have a few moments. Usually in the kitchen when I’m cooking or in the living room when I’m nursing babies. Or ya know… the bathroom (don’t deny it – you read or use your phone in there too!). Anyway… *cough cough*

Book Review: Loving My Actual Life

Last week I let it slip that I was invited to join in a book launch team for a new book coming out. I finally get to tell you more about it! This book will be released on Tuesday, May 3rd, and I recommend ordering it now so you can have it in your hands now! 

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I needed to learn to work with what I had right in front of me. I needed to learn to love my actual life. 

Do you feel like you are going through the motions? Or maybe that the day to day grind is just not what you thought your life would be? In her new book, Loving My Actual Life, Alexandra Kuykendall journals her way through nine months of experiments in different areas of her life to learn how to find joy in the mundane, apply practical changes, and most of all seek God. She is hilarious and easy to relate to in everything she shares

Favorite Children’s Books

Did you know it was Read Across America Day this week? I’m a couple days late to the party (oops!) but I still wanted to share our favorite children’s books! These are books that our kids love to read or listen to and that we don’t mind reading over and over again!