Book Review: Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker

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Of Mess and Moxie gives women permission to find grace and courage in all the ways they feel like their losing at life. When a woman goes through a mess, Jen reminds us it’s not because we’re failures; it’s because we’re alive, braving the world one story, one messed up lunch bag at a time.

Day 2: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Tell

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We must learn to discern what belongs in our hands and what does not. Are we willing to blindly grab hold of what could potentially destroy us only because we were never told the consequences? God’s sacred mark is upon the earth and pulsates within each human life. Of all the beauty we hold dear, I pray we hold more than glitter and fame. I pray we hold more than an image of fancy fun.

Day 1: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Worship

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My topic this year is “Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations” because that’s what my book is about as well. On Fridays, I write you a poem. All the other days in October I will write short non-fiction essay or vignette for you. Each day has a different word prompt. I hope you enjoy. Today’s word prompt is WORSHIP.

Book Review: Reading People by Anne Bogel

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I’m an introvert? I beg your pardon? According to who? I’m an outgoing rockstar – in my head, behind a good book (never a bad one), and alone time is my soul language. Anne Bogel pegged me from a mile away with her new book, Reading People.

Teen Bible Review & Giveaway: Faithgirlz Backpack Bible

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Are you looking for a bible you can pack into your backpack, briefcase while traveling, your purse for work, or diaper bag without taking up too much room? The Follow Your Heart, faithgirlz, Backpack Bible is perfect for you or your teen.

#FiveMinuteFriday: Support (a poem)

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Support is much more than what we can buy. We can no longer buy our way out of guilt. We can no longer place money where we should place boundaries. Support is showing up and assisting the mending of our clipped wings or the clipped wings of our family and friends.

Book Review: All in All Journaling Devotional by Sophie Hudson

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My favorite day was Day 11 where she talked about arguing before church and therefore not wanting to go. I can completely relate to this situation. It made me laugh in agreement.

Book Review & Giveaway: The Simplest Way To Change the World by Dustin Willis & Brandon Clements

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he book assumes every broken person walking into our home needs to be fixed, saved, or converted. I feel hospitality is what we pay to live on this earth. And it’s service to anyone where I am merely the hands and feet of Jesus and nothing more. Overall impression: Liked it.

On Theology, Food, and Storytelling

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Head over to the Redbud Post published by the Redbud Writers Guild. Along with my article, “On Theology, Food, and Storytelling” you’ll find other beautiful and important articles for the August Theme: A Holy Recipe: Reflections on Food, Family, and God’s Boundless Blessings.