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
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.
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.
Hope looks like an unexpected welcome.
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.
Why do we pretend to be happier than we are? Why is it hard to admit to others how we feel? In Hope Prevails, Dr. Michelle Bengston tackles depression from the outside looking in. As a neuropsychologist, having walked through this battlefield, she determines to help us understand the spiritual battleground of depression.
I, like Pontius Pilate, have a change of heart when presented with the reckoning.
And while I wait to be released from my own struggles, Still Waiting drives hope into my life. It takes me by the hand and says, me too. This is what it is to wait well.