weekend read: No Choirboy

No Choirboy by Susan Kuklin

If you're going to read No Choirboy by Susan Kuklin, you're going to need to prepare your heart and mind. This book is rough, violent, graphic, and frustrating. But I'm hopeful it will change some students so I'm glad it's going to be in classrooms this year. No Choirboy is about "murder, … [Read More...]

dark comes to light

what’s done in the dark will always come to light…

Every single time we get more news about someone doing something they're not supposed to, my heart breaks a little more. And it's not so much that I'm disappointed in the person or … [Read More...]

encouraging your spouse

how to purposefully encourage your spouse…

"Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out…" -Hebrews 10:24, The Message I am a great encourager. I encourage my kids daily (Good job not peeing on … [Read More...]

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

weekend read: All the Bright Places…

"The story of a boy called Finch and a girl named Violet." All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven stays with you. It made me laugh and feel light, and by the end, it broke my … [Read More...]

at the ballpark hotdog button

at the ballpark…

My birthday meant it was time for the World Series. With a dad who loved baseball, every fall as the air cooled and the leaves turned vibrant hues of red and orange, I turned … [Read More...]

Free-Range Parenting by Lenore Skenazy

weekend read: Free-Range Kids…

Have you heard about the free range movement? If you have, it's probably been in the context of the news and in a negative light. But I've been intrigued and when my friend Jessi … [Read More...]

other woman in the marriage

when our friend wanted to be the other woman in my marriage…

I could fill you in on the whole sordid affair, but there really isn’t one. It’s not as juicy as you’d think it would be. It’s actually just full of heartbreak and disappointment. … [Read More...]

why we broke up by daniel handler

weekend read: Why We Broke Up…

You'd think I wouldn't get so attached to a fictional relationship when I know from page one that it's not going to end well. But I did, anyway. Why We Broke Up by Daniel … [Read More...]

Thrift Books order

on my nightstand for August…

I'm not saying I have a book problem, but I might love books more than I should. I mean, I realllly love books. I also love sharing books with others, whether it's my kids at … [Read More...]

continuously lost and found

continuously lost and found…

This summer I lost my rhythm. During the school year, I was so good about (finally) getting up and spending time in the Bible every day. It wasn't something I had to think about … [Read More...]

Jesus is Better Than You Imagined by Jonathan Merritt

weekend read: Jesus is Better Than You Imagined…

Can I tell you a secret? I hate reading Jesus books. I KNOW. I'm so horrible. I like reading the Bible. I like reading my devotion. But I'm just not a big fan of books that … [Read More...]