Keeping Children Safe in Our Churches

Keeping Children Safe in Our Churches

I descended the stairs to the basement of my sister-in-law's church, my four year-old in tow. I joined the line of moms and tots waiting to be signed in for child care during our MOPS meeting. When I reached the front of the line, a friendly young mom entered my family's basic information into their computer system and printed out 2 labels with my … [Read more...]

Wild in the Hollow {A Review + Giveaway}

Wild in the Hollow {A Review + Giveaway}

It is her story, but it it's my story too. The details differ, but the themes are the same. If you've ever longed for home. Wrestled with desire. Been broken and poured out. Then this memoir is for you. My copy arrived just in time for our family's vacation, and I stole time every car ride and evening devouring its beauty. Amber … [Read more...]

You’re Loved No Matter What {A Book Review}

Do personality assessments intrigue you? I think they're so much fun! And oh, so revealing... Myers-Briggs? INFJ. Temperament? Melancholic-Phlegmatic. Life roles? Creator, Pioneer, Teacher. Love Language? Quality Time. Sacred Pathways? Sensate, Contemplative, Intellectual. I'm excited {of course} that my friend Holley Gerth's newest book is … [Read more...]

Fallen {A Book Review}

This book is riveting. It left me shaking my head in amazement. Annie Lobert's memoir, Fallen: Out of the Sex Industry and into the Arms of the Savior, details highlights from her childhood, her descent into the sex industry, the unthinkable torture she endured while being trafficked, her escape, multiple brushes with death, and her miraculous … [Read more...]

Amazing {Product Reviews}

I imagine Holley grasping a thin manila folder.  Emblazoned in bold block lettering: TOP SECRET!  She peers inside to find:Name: Amanda MianeckiRelationship Status: Desperately working to earn God's approval and prove her worthAddress: At the corner of Discouraged and OverwhelmedHobbies: Taking on more than she can handle, pleasing other people, … [Read more...]

Blessings {Product Review}

"It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night..."--Psalm 92:1-2 "It's the book with the bird's nest on the front.  I can't remember the name of the book, but there are two or three little blue eggs in the nest.  Have you seen it?"Oh, yes.  It's a bit … [Read more...]