Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life launched this week! I have had the pleasure of being part of the Cultivate Book Launch Team. I have been hardly able to contain my excitement and wait until launch to share this review with you all. This book came at just the right time and deals with ten lies we are prone to believe and contrasts them with God’s truths. Cultivate was written by Lara Casey, the creator of the Powersheets I’m always raving about (sorry friends, they’re sold out until next year’s batch are ready!) While the Powersheets are not specifically a Christian product, other items in the shop, such as the Write The Word Journals I love, make no secret of Lara’s faith and that faith is the central theme of this book. Continue reading
I’m sure many of you have heard the saying “A goal is a dream with a timeline” or “A goal is a dream with a plan” and since it’s the new year and I promised I’d share a little bit more about my goals and dreams, now seemed like a good time to write this post. Continue reading
I relate very much with the Cinderella character Drew Barrymore played in Ever After (Danielle was the name I believe?) who explains to the prince that she can’t choose a favorite book any more than she could choose a favorite star in the heavens. But I wanted to write a post on some of my favorites and was still having a hard time narrowing those down when I came upon an old note I’d written on Facebook several years ago. I wrote it at the request of a friend and the note was basically titled the same thing as this blog post. This discovery made my life infinitely easier because not only did it give me a guideline or cut off point, it also turns out that I would still keep most of the books on there in my top 15 (though not necessarily in a particular order and including plays as books) : Continue reading
I haven’t been writing as much as it’s been a busy few weeks with lots of thoughts and changes, plus lots of contemplation as we lead up to holy week, so in continuing my acceptance of the imperfect, I’m just going to throw out something specific that has been on my mind. My generation is criticized a lot for how much TV we watch. We are the beginning of the digital, screen obsessed culture and we have found solace from our dismal job prospects in binge-watching Netflix. However, television (and streaming it online) is just a more recent medium of comforting ourselves through stories, something we’ve done for ages, right?