My Bookshelf

For the Love of Five

Every once in a while, a book generates a lot of buzz. People start buying it, reading it, talking about it. In some cases, their lives are altered by the message it delivers. For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker is one of those books. It releases Tuesday, August 18. I have the privilege of serving on the launch team. For months, a group of 500 women [Read more...]

5 Favorite Podcasts

I like to do at least 2 things at once. It’s a sickness. I am aware. I fold and iron laundry while watching Downton. I call out multiplication facts while I cook dinner. I read a book on the elliptical (but not the treadmill because I’m graceful like that). I flip through magazines while I dry my hair (thank you, Jessica Turner!). For folks like me, the podcast is [Read more...]

Save This Link

The interweb can be a wonderful thing. It is information at your fingertips! My husband is the king of utilizing its power to grow his library of useless facts. Once his curiosity is peaked,  he is off to engage with Wiki and Google to chase information like Alice down the hole. His most recent searches involved yellow jackets, Marcia Gay Harden (thank you, Kimmy Schmidt!), and baby rabbits. I, [Read more...]

The Fringe Hours FREE Online Book Study

I had the honor of serving on the launch team for Jessica Turner’s new book, The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You. I shared with you last month how very revolutionary this book was in my life. It shook the foundations of guilt that I constructed through most of my adult life that busy = godly. I was released to enjoy down time, whether that is 5 minutes between the laundry and dishes or [Read more...]

How The Fringe Hours Changed My Life

This book releases today. You can win your very own copy! Find details below… I had the privilege to serve on the book launch team for Jessica Turner’s book, The Fringe Hours.  The subtitle is “Making Time for You.”  Before I even opened it, I had this idea that I might not gain much from reading it.  I did not see the need–much less have the time–for me to [Read more...]

A Clutter Free Giveaway!

There are a few books that I revisit often.  The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges.  Don’t Make Me Count to Three by Ginger Plowman.  The Very Busy Spider, just because I like to hear my baby bark, moo, and cock-a-doodle-doo.  Kathi Lipp’s book, Clutter Free has joined the list! Kathi has given us an easy-to-read guide to deal with clutter.  She not only provides methods to [Read more...]

What I Did Instead

I had a long list of things to do today. They were pretty important as far as keeping house goes. I worked the last few days at the hospital which is out of the ordinary for me. I have a few days of chores to catch up on. I am approximately 4 loads behind on laundry. Not counting the pile on my bed that needs to be folded and the pile on the ironing board that needs to be ironed. My children have [Read more...]

Help Setting Goals

Despite my degree in Occupational Therapy, I am in no way an expert on goal setting for life.  I have found some excellent resources to help me with my grand plan for 2015 and, of course, I want to share them with you.  Pick a few to read or review, print a few of the printables, and have a blessed 2015! Books to Read Say Goodbye to Survival Mode (Crystal Paine) is one of my top 2014 reads. It [Read more...]

Books for Christmas, Middle School Parents, and Busy Mamas

I love to read.  It makes my list of things to do when I have down time.  It also makes my list of things to make time for.  Here are a few books I finished, started, or I am still reading this week. The Max Lucado Christmas Collection The Max Lucado Christmas Collection by Max Lucado (of course!) contains three Christmas stories to warm your heart in the rush of the Christmas season.  The [Read more...]

Special Deal! Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

I wanted to sit and write this much earlier today, but I have been in survival mode.  Which only proves the point that this book is SO very needed in my life! I recently studied The Best Yes with some friends.  This blog is a result of following through with my Best Yes. However, the busy continues.  The Yes did not give me extra hours to learn how to blog and write; it just added more to my [Read more...]