I’m a New Contributor at The Mudroom!

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It is an honor to be a new, monthly contributor at The Mudroom along with women who challenge me to do better and with writers who I look up to. I want to send a special thanks

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

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. 

Interview & Book Review: Amena Brown, Author of How To Fix a Broken Record

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Amena Brown is an author, spoken word poet, speaker and event host. The author of five spoken word albums and two non-fiction books, How to Fix a Broken Record (2017)and Breaking Old Rhythms (2013), Amena performs and speaks at events from coffeehouses to arenas with a mix of poetry, humor, and storytelling. She and her husband, DJ Opdiggy, reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Interview & Book Review: Kaitlin Curtice, Author of Glory Happening

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I’m excited to have Kaitlin at the cafe today. Her book is a treasure that I hope you all find solace in. I’ve been following Kaitlin on Twitter for awhile. She’s a very welcoming soul. She tweets about inclusivity in the church as a Potawatomi woman.

Day 26: Finding Hope in Unmet Expectations – Change

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If you find yourself pegged to the ground with violent words of judgement, know that God fashioned you from nothing. Look toward him, our Maker, our Creator. Character is built when no one is looking. God’s favorite testimony is the one that He seems for Himself as good. 

Book Review: A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star by J.A. Myhre

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This is J.A. Myhre’s third book in The Rwendigo Tales series. In it we travel along with Kusiima, the story’s main character, through an inner quest to find more about his late mother. Leaving behind Kussiima and Ngozi, Kusiima’s baby sister, we read that they live with their grandmother in a East Africa.