Winter Solstice – Perfect Fireside Reading

Last summer, it was all about the books that I could take to the ballpark with me. The summer before that, it was beach reading. I’ve never been one to think much about a book in light of it being just right for reading by the fire in the midst of winter, but I’ve just […]

Some Plans For The Year Ahead

I mentioned yesterday that I’d realigned my personal schedule (it’s more of a flow chart, really), to better reflect my personal priorities. As I looked back over the months that were 2013, I realized that I had not read nearly as much as I would have liked, and the time that I was able to […]

Stitching, Reading, Remodeling

My little hexie project has been forsaken for the last few weeks. I started working on the second piece again this week. I’m learning from the mistakes I made with the first hexie flower, and I’m refining my applique technique a bit with this second one. I plan to keep one for myself and give […]

Hexie Madness!

In the last week, we’ve celebrated Copper’s birthday with all of our kids and grandkids here at the same time, signed all of the paperwork for the financing of the new kitchen, checked out estimates to repair my vehicle, had a whole bunch of maintenance done on that same car, took William (my social butterfly) […]

More Great Summer Reads

In the last week, I’ve finished three more books from my Summer Reading List. I’ve now read half of the books from that list, and, so far, I’ve enjoyed everyone one of them. You can read my brief reviews of the first three books here.

The three books listed below are all […]

Great Summer Reading Choices

It turns out, I’ve made some great choices for my summer reading this year. I’ve finished three of the dozen books on my list, and I’m well into two others. There’s not been a clunker in the bunch! (All book links below are Amazon affiliate links.)


What Alice Forgot, […]

Jesus Loves Me This I Know

I’ve been trying to write a review of this book for more than a week. I loved the book. I recommended it over and over again (to the same friend), and yet, I couldn’t find the words to write the review.

Then it dawned on me. The Lord had shown me so much through the […]


A few years ago, pastor/blogger Tim Challies inspired me to broaden the scope of my reading by including some selections from The New York Times Non-fiction Best Sellers list. Since that time, I’ve read several books from that list, and I’ve learned a lot in the process. With only the rare exception, I’ve enjoyed every […]

When It All Comes Crashing Down

Can I be brutally honest? It’s been a tough couple of days! I emailed a friend this morning and told her that all of those plates I’ve been spinning on poles had not only started wobbling, but one plate had crashed to the ground and a couple more were threatening to fall. I was snapping […]

Womanly Dominion [More Than a Gentle and Quiet Spirit]

Mark Chanski, in his book Womanly Dominion: More Than A Gentle and Quiet Spirit, does an excellent job of reminding us, as women, that we are called to take dominion right along side of our husbands. Pastor Chanski writes from a conservative, Biblical point of view, building practically on the Genesis 1 mandate to “Be […]