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.

How to Create a Library out of Your Soul: Tips for Reading Fast

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I consume books faster than I can gulp down a cup of bold iced Colombian coffee. How in the world? Let me offer a few tips. These can help you read faster and make the most of your time. No fear! I got you.

Book Review: All Day: A Year of Love & Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island by Liza Jessie Peterson

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Poets and educators are among the most underrated professionals of my time. I’ve seen firsthand what a poet educator can do for a group of teenagers eager to expand their conscious and their place as

Three Thoughts to Remember When You’re a Writer on the Go

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Insert chill ambiance set to a playlist of lyric-less hip hop songs, nearby an arsenal of books and a revolving wish list of required reading. In two hours, I will begin to ready myself for a one hour commute to my full-time job. I will listen to podcasts the entire drive there. I will park my car and jot down, in my bullet journal, all ideas that are still lingering around able to be captured on paper.

Book Review: Play With Fire

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Bianca Juárez Olthoff is the Chief Storyteller at The A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization. She is author of Play with Fire: Discovering Fierce Faith, Unquenchable Passion, and a Life-Giving God.  Comparing her deliverance

Re-Centering My Spirit: A FB Hiatus & What I’m Learning About Being Fully Present

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It’s hard for me to completely unplug from Facebook. I’m a compulsive Facebook checker/scroller/commenter/cheerleader/opinionater. It’s not something I’m especially proud of. After we married, my husband purchased a book for me which gave me a