Book Recommendation: The Assault (Harbingers, Cycle 2)

Book Recommendation: The Assault (Harbingers, Cycle 2)

As per usual, I leapt into the middle of a series. I don’t mean to do this, but it happens (way more than I care to admit). And sometimes, I just add to the confusion of the story by not knowing what has happened in the previous book. But other times, a book from the middle of a series offers enough information that I can just run along with the current story. (Obviously, I like those ones) The Assault, the...
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Intentionality Triggered By Injury

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Injury tunes the awareness of the body. It reminds us (me) that we are limited and not impervious. Injury tests the mental and emotional space, asking if we are strong enough to be humble and admit our limits. For me, this means that with my current injury, when I attend a yoga class, that I can’t do downward facing dog (such a yogi staple). While everyone else breathes through a downward-dog-based series of movements, I try not to be impatient...
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Book Review: The Wisdom of God by A.W. Tozer

Book Review: The Wisdom of God by A.W. Tozer

Ever since I was a child, I’ve been enthralled with the idea of wisdom, better yet the wisdom of God. Early on, I remember reading the story of Solomon and how he asked God for wisdom when he could have asked for anything. But sometimes, I think Solomon, in all his wisdom, forgot how much he needed to depend on God’s wisdom and not his own, even if it was given by God. When Bethany House Publishers offered the chance...
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Author Pepper Basham Shares Her Favorite Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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As I traveled for my first year in a new country (back in 2015), I met Pepper Basham through her first historical romance, The Thorn Bearer. I’ve always been a sucker for history and romance, but what captured my attention was Pepper Basham’s way of dealing with a difficult subject: abuse. Somehow, Pepper Basham developed a swoony romance while her heroine challenged her inner demons. Fast forward a year, and I ran into Pepper Basham (find her on Facebook, Twitter,...
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August 2017 Inspiration

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I love putting together these inspiration posts every month. I mean, it’s a bit startling every time to realize another month has passed, but I just like sharing good music, books, and other random obsessions with you. When I used to only be a blog reader, I always loved #inspiration posts the most. So I hope you enjoy August 2017 Inspiration post! What I’m Being Inspired By I love a new month because a new month means another new beginning....
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Book Recommendation: A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

Book Recommendation Review of A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

I tore through A Name Unknown like I had nothing else to do but read (if only that were true). I mean, I really had  a hard time putting it down, and I yearned for the moment I could pick up the book again. And I also so love working with Bethany House Publishers because they continually offer quality stories. Book Recommendation Review of A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White On a scale of cotton candy to Brussels sprouts,...
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Author Interview: God’s Mercies After Suicide by Jean Ann Williams

Author Interview: God's Mercies After Suicide by Jean Ann Williams

A few weeks ago, I found out a friend of a friend had lost a loved one to suicide. And then, more recently, we’ve all been shocked by the suicide of the Linkin Park member, Chester Bennington. I don’t know either of these people personally, and yet, I feel sadness. Tragedy like this (tragedy of any kind) is uncomfortable. Vastly uncomfortable. Honestly, before we get started, I have to admit that I didn’t want to touch this book (story) with...
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Celebrate Lit Giveaway: A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

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One of my great joys is finding books and authors who write amazing stories, and I had the pleasure of meeting Roseanna White at a workshop last year. But, this is my first time reading any of her books, and I have to tell you that I so enjoyed it! Return next week to read my review and thoughts on A Name Unknown! (If you follow me on Goodreads or Instagram, you’ve already seen my review. But I’ll be expounding on...
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The Challenge of #LittleFiction

The Challenge of #LittleFiction

At the beginning of June, an Instagram challenge hosted by @jennybravobooks floated into my view thanks to @meghangorecki. The challenge was to write a #LittleFiction every day of the month. When I bopped into the challenge, I already knew I wouldn’t be able to do every day. But, flash fiction has always deeply intimidated. Writing short anything has never been my gift. I am wordy. I just am. And I accept it. But, trying out #LittleFiction was pretty fun for...
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Visiting Pittsburgh: 7 of the Best Places in the South Side

Visiting Pittsburgh: 7 of the Best Places in the South Side

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the South Side of Pittsburgh. A couple of specific things keep pulling me back to south of the city so I thought I’d share them with you. The coolest part is that I’m starting to become familiar with the South Side (aka I’m not using my GPS as much). Visiting Pittsburgh: 7 of the Best Places in the South Side 1. Iron City Circus Arts This is the main reason I’m constantly...
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