10 Island Getaway Novels to Warm Up Your Winter

So if you love books and reading and you haven’t yet listened to Modern Mrs. Darcy’s What Should I Read Next podcast, you’d better get on it. Stat. Anne Bogel (Modern Mrs. Darcy) has come up with a genius formula for helping you decide what to read next. It started out as a blog series called “Literary Matchmaking,” and now she’s… Read More

High Notes {Vol. 13}

It’s time for this week’s High Notes! I’m linking up to the past week’s posts, highlighting my favorite reads around the internet, and sharing my favorite things from this week! Favorite Links: Stop Complaining About People in Poverty (At Least Around Me) by Shawn Smucker “I’m tired of listening to . . . friends complain about people in poverty while drinking their… Read More

Declutter Your Space, Change Your Outlook

Yesterday I had a rare day off, so I tackled a huge project that’s been looming over my head. My desk area. (Cue the ominous music.) A little nook upstairs in our gameroom/playroom, it’s the perfect area for all my craft supplies and sewing machine. A few years ago, we decided to set up the desktop computer here as well. I’m not even sure when I… Read More

What’s Saving My Life Right Now {Winter 2016}

Some people are snowed in. I realize this. I know there have been huge blizzards blowing through part of the country. But not here. In fact, yesterday was Groundhog Day, and the groundhog says “No more winter!” But the truth is, winter hasn’t even shown up yet  around these parts. We’ve dipped down to freezing a couple of times, but just… Read More

The Biggest Barrier to Special Needs Ministry

Special needs ministry and inclusion within the church is a near and dear topic to me. It wasn’t always. In fact, I’m embarrassed to say it, but inclusion never even occurred to me before I had a son with autism. And even once he was diagnosed, I was blissfully naive, assuming since we were highly involved members of our church… Read More