On My Bookshelf: Church of the Small Things by Melanie Shankle

Melanie Shankle is one of my favorite writers. I just love her ability to tell a great story. So when I heard she had a new book coming out, I was excited. When I heard there was a chance to be on the launch team for her new book, I was thrilled! I applied and … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: More Than Just Making It by Erin Odom

Has your financial world ever crumbled? Have you watched helplessly as your financial stability slipped away right in front of your eyes? What do you do? How do you survive? How do you move forward? These are just a few of the questions Erin Odom addresses in her new book, More Than Just Making It. … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Unscripted by Ernie Johnson Jr.

As a native Georgian and a huge fan the Atlanta Braves, I am very familiar with the name Ernie Johnson (both Jr. and Sr.). The voices of Ernie Johnson Sr., Skip Caray, and Pete van Wieren crackling through the AM Radio were the soundtrack to some of my favorite childhood memories. I grew up a … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt

Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt is a fun and engaging book by Troy Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt has published many books for children and adults, and he is also a writer of the popular children’s series, Hermie and Friends. My two youngest children, who are 13 and 7, really enjoyed … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Where Hope Prevails

I love historical fiction, I am a fan of When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel, and I have read several books in the Canadian West series by Janette Oke. Therefore Where Hope Prevails, the third book in the Return to the Canadian West series, by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan piqued my … Read more…

The Beauty of Books

I love books! I always have. From the time I could put sounds together to make words, I have been a reader. I love a good fiction book that can take you to another place in the world or another place in time. I also love to read biographies and read about history. I love … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times’ best-selling author of 25 novels. Most Wanted is the first Lisa Scottoline book I have read. Apparently, I have been missing out. But I will definitely be reading her again. Next on my list is Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?, which Scottoline co-authored with her daughter, … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Curious Faith by Logan Wolfram

Curious Faith: Rediscovering Hope in the God of Possibility, is a truly inspiring book. Author Logan Wolfram is heartfelt, raw, and honest as she details her path to a curious faith. Logan explores how we can lose our sense of wonder and curiosity within our faith. Whether it is lost in the mundane or in … Read more…

Practicing Grateful Parenting

When Kristen Welch posted on her blog We Are THAT Family that she was forming a launch team for her new book Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, I was all over it. As a teacher and a mother, I see the ugly entitlement monster rear its ugly head often. This book seemed to … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: The Road to Becoming and For the Love

My original plan for November was to give away a book a week every Wednesday. Well, my plan did not pan out. Life happened. After a very emotional and stressful mid-November, I decided to take Thanksgiving week totally off. I enjoyed time with family and tried to ignore the outside world. However, it bothered me … Read more…

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