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Review: Pure Love by George van Popta

One of the world’s greatest love poems, Solomon’s Song of Songs, celebrates the love between a man and a woman in moving, intimate terms.  It pictures longing, love, and absolute fascination with each other. In Pure Love:  Solomon’s Song of Songs, George van Popta has captured both the story and its emotions in sonnet form.  […]

Review: Say Good Bye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine

Having been a mom for over two decades, I have experienced survival mode intimately several times. Everyone is susceptible to becoming overwhelmed—too busy and too tired to have any hope that things can ever improve—but there’s something about being a mom that seems to invite this condition. One mom who has overcome survival mode is […]

Review: Guiltless Living by Ginger Hubbard

Ginger Hubbard is a sinner.  She is also a saint.  In fact, she is a sinning saint, just like all Christians are—redeemed by God, giving in to temptation over and over, and finding forgiveness and grace over and over, too.  Because of who Jesus is and what he has done, she and we are guiltless—forgiven—before God. […]

Not Finishing the School Year

So, we are not going to be able to finish this school year properly. In fact, we are significantly behind, and that really bothers me. Some of it was unavoidable:  we had a bumper garden harvest and illness.  However, the girls could have been farther along if I had been a bit more organized.  Or […]

Review: Balanced by Tricia Goyer

I just don’t know where to begin with this review.  I have 19 pages of notes…from a 109 page book!  Obviously I can’t share them all in this review, but let me tell you one thing: If you have ever felt out of balance, wondered how to get things done and how to determine what […]