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Book Review: Incarceron

Throughout all of these book reviews, I occasionally mention whenever I read a book alongside my husband or one that he recommends. For example, I read the entire Mortal Instruments series because my husband enthusiastically shoved the first book into my hands during a Barnes and Noble trip. I often prioritize his recommendations because my … Continue reading Book Review: Incarceron

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Book Review: Christians Get Depressed Too

Mental health is a difficult topic to discuss. It's complex, it's heart-wrenching, and it's just plain hard. Unfortunately, putting a mental health discussion in a Christian context makes it even more difficult. Despite the Bible's open and honest passages on depression and other mental health struggles (have you read the Psalms recently?), Christians seem to shy … Continue reading Book Review: Christians Get Depressed Too

Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

If you know me at all, it is probably not hard to guess that I have been a reader for my whole life. I'm fairly certain I was born with a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. From the moment I learned to read, I ate up words and … Continue reading Book Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Book Review: Women of the Word

Reading Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin has been a long time coming. I have had this book for several years, and it has been recommended to me on countless occasions. It often gets recommended after people hear that I am a theology nerd, because they know I will love it. And all of you … Continue reading Book Review: Women of the Word

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

Last year, when I was trying to do Tim Challies's yearly reading challenge (before falling off the train), I stumbled upon When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. I think I was trying to fill the memoir category, so I did what any normal person would do: I googled memoirs. And in some way, came upon this … Continue reading Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

The Exit Interviews

You may have seen me mention a new project on Twitter or in a blog post. Well, I’m finally ready to share this project with you all. Allow me to present: Exit Interviews.

The Exit Interviews

A couple years ago, I took a class in seminary that covered both youth/children’s ministry and evangelism in the church. Part of the required reading for the class were two books that covered interviews of the “unchurched,” conducted by a Southern Baptist man who runs a well known Christian book company. These books were written to encourage Christians in evangelism, drawing the conclusion that most unchurched people would come to church if you simply invited them. The books were well-written and fascinating. But as I read them, I began to wonder: what about the formerly churched? What would they have to say about church?

This was not a topic that just came up out of the blue for me, however. I have numerous friends and family who fall in the category of the “formerly churched.” I myself nearly joined their ranks. I knew and had experienced many of the things…

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My Experience with Low FODMAP

This story goes all the way back to the beginning of the year, when my husband and I were doing Whole30. If you're new around here, you probably don't know what happened to cut that Whole30 short. I talk about it in detail here. The TL;DR of it is that when we were in the home … Continue reading My Experience with Low FODMAP

July Recap

Normally, this is the post where I look back at the previous month, evaluate, list my statistics for the month, and talk about what I'll do to improve in the coming month. If you read my June Recap, you know that July was slated to be different. In July, I took a break from blogging. … Continue reading July Recap

June Recap + Looking Ahead

Even if you don't normally read through my monthly stats, you will want to read this one! I have an important update after I go through my stats.