I did not expect to be convicted by a book about the practice of Hygge, but surprisingly enough, I was! (In the best, and most God-inspired way, of course.) “Holy Hygge: Creating A Place For People To Gather And The Gospel To Grow” was written by new-to-me author Jamie Erickson, and published by Moody in the last months of 2022. This insightful, practical, and challenging book was an eye-opener for me in SO many ways, and I am very glad to have read it. Here are just a few reasons why I recommend “Holy Hygge” to you as well: Continue reading
Discover (Or Rediscover) Your Creativity – Guest Review by Hayley
“Let There Be Art” is a poetically written book helping us to see the creativity in the everyday. With stories, honesty, and gentleness, “Let There Be Art” encourages each reader’s own unique creativity, and helps it flourish in unexpected places. Continue reading
A Must-Read If You’ve Ever Been Told You’re Too Sensitive. . .
Have you ever been told “you’re just too sensitive” and “don’t let things get to you”? Do you find yourself very aware of your surroundings, including tiny details that other people often miss? Do you take longer to process new information and form a response than others? Do loud noises, bright lights, and strong smells affect you intensely? If you answered yes to any of these sample questions, you just might be an HSP – a Highly Sensitive Person. . . According to Denise J. Hughes and Cheri Gregory’s new book from Harvest House Publishers, “Sensitive & Strong: A Guide for Highly Sensitive Persons and Those Who Love Them”, one in five people are HSPs, but many of us have become adept at hiding this truth – even from ourselves. Continue reading
“Simple Gatherings” is Simply Delightful!
I’ve enjoyed several of bestselling author Melissa Michaels’ books in the past, and also love following her regular posts on social media. She truly has an incredible gift to help us “inspire our homes”. When a new book title from this talented lady was released by Harvest House Publishers entitled “Simple Gatherings: 50 Ways to Inspire Connection”, I was excited to read it and hoped I could come away better able to “create memorable gatherings with simplicity and style”… I wasn’t disappointed! Continue reading
How Did God Wire Us to Handle Money?
Have you ever wondered how you, and someone close to you, can view the concepts of money and finances (spending, saving, sharing, etc.) in such vastly different ways? If so, you are not alone! In fact, to shed brilliant light on this eye-opening concept, pastor and author Tommy Brown has written a book entitled “The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You to Handle Money”. Published by Zondervan in the spring of 2017, this book can easily be compared to Gary Chapman’s “Five Love Languages” series, only for finances instead of relationships. Continue reading