Book Review & Giveaway: A Pocketful of Seeds by Debbie Johnson

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If you’re looking to change the world and it seems less and less possible, I highly recommend you pick up “A Pocketful of Seeds.” Debbie Johnson does a wonderful job with connecting to her reader (of any socio-economic status and of culture). I’m grateful for a useful handbook of sorts to start the year off on a giving foot. 

Book Review: Can You See Anything Now by Katherine James

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If you enjoy books like The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Sleep in Me, Let the Great World Spin, and Shock of the Fall, I recommend that you read this book. It is definitely a favorite. I will be following Paraclete Press more closely

Book Review & Giveaway: Talking to Jesus by Jeannie Blackmer

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I used to pray only when I needed something or was in dire need of a life change. My relationship with God was a business deal and nothing more. I didn’t know how to pray.

Mended Advent: What Does Hope Look Like From Where You Are?

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I’m so grateful to celebrate my first year of Advent. This is the first year my Christmas tree didn’t go up Thanksgiving night. As a result of celebrating for the first time, Stephanie Nelson connected me with Holly Stallcup of Mended Women. Holly put together a series of video devotionals for Advent, each packed with a reflection. I chose the word HOPE. Here is my video: Mended Advent Day 3: Hope.

Book Review: The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional

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The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional: 365 Inspiring Ideas to Reveal, Give, and Find God’s Love was published by Tyndale House. It was written by Julie Fisk, Kendra Roehl, and Kristin Demery. Together they challenge their readers to join them in walking out a life of faith which hinges upon kindness. 

Fall 2017 Latinx Writing Retreat Reflections – Self-Care

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I wish you wholeness. I wish you life. I wish you the gift of daybreak where the sun kisses the horizon and never asks for anything in return. I wish you embers that burn tiny holes on your soul to let the light out.

Book Review & Giveaway: Adored: 365 Devotions for Young Women

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Young women face daily challenges, anything from bullying over social media and in friendships and dating. Zondervan offers this beautiful hardcover book of devotions that target the daily challenges facing our young women. Each day speaks to the heart of the matter, paired with scripture, and a journaling area for further reflection. 

Book Review & Giveaway: Loved Baby by Sarah Philpott, PhD

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Loved Baby is a beautiful book of 31 Devotions centered around Helping You Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss. Dr. Sarah Philpott takes us on a journey through her miscarriage as she walked

Interview: Andi Cumbo-Floyd, Author of Love Letters to Writers

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I’m excited to have Andi Cumbo-Floyd at the cafe today! Andi and I met over social media and we are both members of The Redbud Writers Guild. Being on her launch team is an honor

Interview: Dorcas Cheng-Tozun, Author of Start, Love, Repeat

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Dorcas Cheng-Tozun is an award-winning writer, editor, and speaker. As a columnist for Inc.com, she writes about the intersection of start-up life with marriage, family, and well-being. She also contributes regularly to Christianity Today, The Well, and Asian American Women on Leadership. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Unreasonable blog, The Entrepreneurial Leader, and dozens of other publications in the U.S. and Asia.