Book Review: Spurgeon’s Sorrows

Spurgeon's Sorrows by Zack Eswine gets two awards right off the bat: my first 5 star book of 2019 and the first book of 2019 to make me cry. This book has sat in the back of my mind for quite some time, and I finally purchased it late last year. When planning for January, I … Continue reading Book Review: Spurgeon’s Sorrows

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Catechism Mondays: Week 5

Q: What else did God create? A: God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flourished under his loving rule.  "And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good." Genesis 1:31 The first passage that always comes to mind when I think … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 5

Catechism Mondays: Week 4

Q: How and why did God create us?  A: God created us male and female in his own image to know him, love him, live with him, and glorify. And it is right that we who were created by God should live to his glory.  "So God created man in his own image, in the … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 4

Catechism Mondays: Week 3

Q: How many persons are there in God? A: There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, equal in power and glory.  "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 3

Catechism Mondays: Week 2

Q: What is God? A: God is the creator, and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness, and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through him and by his will. "There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 2

Book Review: Girl, Wash Your Face

Oh, boy. Okay. This book is a mash-up of "here's how to get more done" and "if you're not successful it's 100% your fault" with a little bit of Jesus talk thrown in. I came to Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis knowing what people have said about it, both good and bad. I … Continue reading Book Review: Girl, Wash Your Face

Catechism Mondays: Week 1

Q: What is our only hope in life and death? A: That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.  "For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live … Continue reading Catechism Mondays: Week 1

Hello, December

As you have probably already figured out, I did not win NaNoWriMo this year. I've been trying to spend less time beating myself up this year and more time focusing on what I am accomplishing. For example, I did not come even close to winning NaNo. But I did write something. I have the project set … Continue reading Hello, December

On Twenty-Five Years

Today is my twenty-fifth birthday. I have officially lived for a quarter of century. I know, right?? Twenty-five years feels like forever and nothing at all at the same time. Like I've lived forever and for no time at all. I am still at the point in my life where the majority of my time … Continue reading On Twenty-Five Years

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