Category: Books

Five Reasons You Should Be Reading Aloud This Coming Year {+printable reading log}

“Do you know what pliable means?” my mom said as she looked up from the book she was reading. We were in the middle of Pilgrim’s Progress and had reached the part where Pliable and Obstinate were trying to convince Christian to turn back from his dangerous journey.

“If something is Pliable it means it can be easily bent around– like play-dough,” my mom went on.

Wordsmithy: Hot Tips for the Writing Life Review and GIVEAWAY

I always thought that either someone knew how to write well or not. I thought it was something you were born with.

It wasn’t until I was teaching my own children to write that I realized I was wrong. I started reading books about writing and I realized that writing is a skill that can be taught. Just like someone can learn to play the piano or draw with enough practice. Sure, there might be people who have a natural gift with words, just as there are people who can play musical instruments

Becoming a Woman of Excellence {review}

We all desire excellence in our lives. After all, who wants to be just mediocre. But do we have a vision of what excellence looks like?

When you think of the word excellence, you might think of many things: an excellent student, an outstanding athlete, a successful businessman, or maybe even an amazing dinner or dessert.

But how does God define excellence?

Having a Martha Home the Mary Way {a maybe too-honest book review}

Recently there was one of those polls on Facebook that likes to ask senseless questions. You know the kind. The kind that asks you if you’d rather know how to play all the instruments in the world or know all the languages in the world. The ones that often remind me of my four boys who have an endless supply of perplexing questions they like to throw at my husband and me at the dinner table.