In this book, Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson begin each chapter by sharing correspondence that went on between them.  Sarah was overwhelmed with three little children, and Sally came alongside her, mentoring and encouraging her.  They then go on to share experiences in motherhood and how they found peace during difficult times. Well, I have… [read more]

I AM SECOND- review

From Brian “Head” Welch, to Bethany Hamilton, to Michael W. Smith, this book contains stories of real people, real lives, who had a real experience with the One Who pulled them from the mire. Heartwarming, touching, and openly raw, each person allowed their failures and successes to be shown so that the glory of God… [read more]

TEN- review


Many of us dream of living a richer and more significant life—the kind of fulfilling life that, when rated on the scale of one to ten, would score a definitive ten. Inviting us to discover the TEN Life is the theme of TEN: How Would You Rate Your Life? by Terry A. Smith. Smith has… [read more]

Books I want to read in 2012

Here is some of the books I am planning on reading in 2012: Having a Mary heart in a Martha world-Joanna Weaver Cast of Characters by Max Lucado Taking care of the ME In Mommy-Lisa Whelchel A Place to Belong-Lisa Troyer Total Money Makeover-Dave Ramsey (I reread this every year) Crazy Love-Francis Chan Courageous-Randy Alcorn… [read more]

It’s been a year


I still remember it like it was just this morning… I had Bible study at my house, and all the girls had just begun to gather and fix their coffee and tea to drink. Bekah was late, “as usual” and we were waiting for her to get settled. Karl had run into work to fix… [read more]

Ignorance truly IS bliss

If you’re anything like me, you try and keep up with all that’s going on in the world. I mean, that’s the smart thing to do, right? Until you get so inundated with information, that it’s a misery to you. And that is what has become of me. All the info that I see on… [read more]


He’s really worried. And he’s only 7. The other night, my son burst into tears at bedtime. Thinking it was a ploy to stay up later, we tucked him in, said prayers, and turned out the lights. A few minutes later, he was in our bed, sobbing. As he laid out his heart, mine broke… [read more]

Free Downloads and another chance to win

Here are some sample downloads you can read from the CommonEnglishBible. This easy to understand language has been my buddy for the past few weeks and I am really enjoying it now! Like what you see? If you would like to get started on your daily mind renewing with this new version, You can enter… [read more]

This week’s winner of the Common English Bible

….is DAWN!!! You will be contacted for your address so I can get your prize shipped! Didn’t win, but want to? There’s another chance this week!!

More on the Common English Bible…and ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN


Again, I have really been enjoying this translation. The simple language has made it easier to dig into, and the portability is also very convenient. I wanted to show you some ways that this translation compares to others: Like what you see? If you would like to get started on your daily mind renewing with… [read more]