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: Craving Connection by (in)courage, Edited by Crystal Stine

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I recommend this book to anyone craving a deeper connection to our disconnected world. These 30 stories will challenge us to turn off the TV and serve with our whole heart.

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.

Five Minute Friday Retreat: a reflection

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What happens next? I made so many encouraging connections at the Five Minute Friday retreat. I can’t wait to see how God continues to flourish our friendships. I’m truly blessed by knowing these woman. They are dear to my heart. 

Children’s Book Review: A Very Thankful Prayer by Bonnie Rickner Jensen, Illustrated by Natalia Moore

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I loved the diversity of animals used to capture the reader’s attention. The spiritual message wasn’t overwhelming, which I greatly appreciated. I would absolutely recommend this beautiful book to others. I’m elated to add it to my daughter’s bookshelf.

Book Review & Giveaway: One by One by Gina Dalfonzo

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One by One offers constructive criticism to the church on how we approach singleness. It lends a hand to those of us who are not single and leads us to a place of camaraderie and unity. Dalfonzo explains, “Christian community, as found in a healthy church, encourages not only the growth of Christian character within each of us but also the growth of Christian love between us” (Dalfonzo, 193-194).