Faith | Finished Reading: Inspired- Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans

I'm a long time RHE fan, I'll never forget reading Welcome to Monkey Town (renamed Faith Unraveled) nearly 5 years ago after moving to Colorado the first time in 2012. Every book of hers since then has made a lasting impression on my perspective and my faith walk, her personal journey and deep reflective way [...]

Reading: Always Enough, Never Too Much Devotional by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan

I can't title this post as Finished Reading, because honestly I'm not done and I'm perfectly ok with that. And you will be too. First, this fabulous devotion, Always Enough, Never Too Much, is a great extension of these author's first book, Wild & Free. Which if you didn't read that or my review, which you [...]

Faith | Finished Reading: Anabaptist Essentials by Palmer Becker

First of all, I've been reading this since the end of February and although a small book it's packed full of information that I probably didn't grasp all of. A little back history, Travis and I began attending a Mennonite church when we first arrived in COS in 2012. After moving to California we joined [...]

Finished Reading: Fire on the Track by Roseanne Montillo

In case you didn't know it, I love (LOVE) nonfiction. I find reality so interesting and not to mention women's fight for equality primarily during the early years of the 20th Century. Fire on the Track recalls the story of Elizabeth 'Betty' Robinson, the first woman to win a gold metal in the Women's Track [...]

Finished Reading: A Simplified Life by Emily Ley

Last year for Christmas my sister bought me Grace not Perfection from Emily Ley, designer & creator of The Simplified Planner. I absolutely loved Grace not Perfection and may have read it in like 3 days, I also bought myself a Simplified Planner for my birthday this year and it's my favorite. So, all that [...]

Faith | Beautiful Word Christmas Devotional

In case you haven't seen my bible shelf, I'm all about the Beautiful Word Collection, from their bibles, to devotionals and even a coloring book. The latest addition to my shelf is the Beautiful Word for Christmas Devotional. It features a beautifully illustrated verse by verse telling of the Christmas story. And 31 days of [...]

Finished Reading: Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

I'm one of those people that likes to write all up in their books when she reads something that resonates with her. But my dear husband can't stand this, so I resort to a book 'notebook' where I write out all the things I love and so forth. I could have rewritten entire paragraphs if [...]

Finished Reading: Evicted by Matthew Desmond

I keep telling people, my husband & friends, that I want to read more fiction. But I keep picking up nonfiction. This one has been so engrossing, I'm consumed with these stories, the statistics, and it's tragic.  I wanted to be sympathetic to the landlords in the book. I tried hard to care about their [...]