Lately // May 2022

Memorial Day is always a mixed bag: it’s a holiday of somber remembrance, but also the unofficial kickoff to a bright new season. . . beginnings and commemorations . . . and ...

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Meet the “Book Blogger” Tag

Last month one of my favorite book bloggers participated in a blogger tag. I enjoyed getting to know Carol and her reading life more through the tag and thought I would join ...

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Bitter & Sweet: A Journey into Easter (Wholehearted Book Series, Book 4)

Growing up in an evangelical Christian setting, I was not well versed in the rhythms of the liturgical calendar. My mom was raised Catholic and I had friends who were practicing Catholics, ...

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Lately // March 2022

True to its reputation, March came in like a lion and is going out like a lamb . . . with a little turbulence along the way (thankfully our home was unaffected ...

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Let’s Talk About Book Reviews

I recently came across a blog post titled “5 Things I’ve Learned From Reviewing Everything I’ve Read For Almost Three Years.” My initial reaction to the post’s title was, “Wow! She reviews ...

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Lately // February 2022

After a January that dragged, February flew right by. We have been BUSY! I have accidentally found myself involved in FOUR separate Bible studies/small groups, in addition to serving on Sunday mornings ...

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Lately // January 2022

Let’s give a big round of applause to ALL OF US for making it to the end of January, this month that lasted approximately eighty-seven days (give or take a week). Honestly, ...

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A Plan for a Flourishing Reading Life in 2022

Last year was a fantastic year of reading for me—not because I read a record number of books (I finished fewer books last year than I have since 2017) or because the ...

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Lately // December 2021

December—the most favored of months, though it never feels big enough to carry all that I want to press into its generous arms. I adore everything Christmas, as this December recap will ...

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2021 Reading Wrap-Up and My Best Books of the Year

The month of December abounds with goodness and joy and all things magical, not the least of which is the many Best Of lists filling our feeds in these closing days of ...

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