For The Love | My Review of Jen Hatmaker’s New Book

Last summer I got my hands on an advance copy of Jen Hatmaker’s newest book “For the Love” and let me just say right out of the gate that I LOVED it. I laughed, I cried, I shouted AMEN in hearty agreement. This is a book that women will enjoy most, but I know men…

What Should I Write?

November is the 7 year anniversary of my starting this blog. I’ve talked about it on here before, I was at the After Eve Women’s Conference at my church where I heard Jen Hatmaker and Shauna Niequist speak for the first time. The biggest take-away from that experience was this: “If you have a dream, if…

Aslan is on the move

I just love this quote from C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”. It’s probably one of my most favorite literature quotes of all time. There is something so powerful and exciting and hard to really wrap my arms around entirely within the context and the feel of a very short sentence that,…

A New Way to Journal

Last week I blogged about how I am contemplating and reconsidering journaling, why I journal and if I will continue to journal.  I got some great comments and had some even greater conversations with friends about the subject and I have decided what to do. I am going to start journaling from the perspective of…

Dear Diary…

When I was little I got my first diary. It was white with different colored hearts all over it and there was a lock on it, like a real metal lock which functioned more like a buckle because there wasn’t a key for it, just a buckle type latch. I can’t remember how old I…

A Splash of Brightness at My Living Canvas

I have finally come to grips with a reality I have long fought to admit:  I can only keep up with one blog! If I didn’t have a full-time job I might be able to better manage my multi-tasking blogging capabilities but I confess that for now this blog will have to be it.  It…

I’m Mrs. Brightside

So, I have started a new blog-venture.  I am calling it The Daily Bright Side blog and I am going to be talking about all things beautiful, lovely, tasty, savory, joyful, inspiring, and BRIGHT. I know this sounds like it could go cheesy in 0-60 but I promise it wont.  I see things all the…

The Unlikely Disciple

My most recent read, (aside from rereading the last 2 books of the Harry Potter Series) is The Unlikely Disciple by Kevin Roose. This is an intriguing memoir of a young freshman at Brown University who, in 2007, after a visit to Thomas Road Baptist Church, decided to go “undercover” at Liberty University for what…

Book Review: The Hole in Our Gospel

This new book by World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns, published by Thomas Nelson Publishing,  is an excellent survey regarding poverty, Christian responsibility, and the global church. The book is lengthy, nearly 300 pages, and ends with a call to action by President Stearns: You, Me, Let’s Go! We have work to do and its…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

JESS, GUY, STEPH, MATT, CHRISTI, LUKE, COLLEEN, RICK: WE MISS YOU!!! In 2009 I resolve to…. Be Healthy and Lose at LEAST 20 lbs Go to at LEAST 2 concerts Write and attempt to publish at LEAST 2 articles Share the truth about Jesus with at LEAST 2 people who have never heard Give more…