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New Video: Do More Better Book Review

I tried to keep this video brief, but as usual, I talk too much! *cringe* Anyway, I hope this will give you an idea of the helpful information in Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity, by Christian blogger and author, Tim Challies. Here are my thoughts as a wife and mom:   Thank… Continue reading New Video: Do More Better Book Review

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My Book Bag: The Element

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson first found its way in my life via a TED talk which I shared earlier this year.  Have you, like I have done, assumed that artistic and creative people grow up surrounded by the art or music they love, thereby naturally developing their rare… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Element

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My Book Bag: The Building on the Rock Series

This week’s book review is actually a books review – plural. I would like to tell you about The Building on the Rock Series of devotionals by Joel Beeke and Diana Kleyn. They are, in order: How God Used a Thunderstorm How God Stopped the Pirates How God Used a Snowdrift How God Used a Drought and… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Building on the Rock Series

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My Book Bag: Call It Courage

Call it Courage by Armstrong Sperry has been on my “read aloud to the kids” list for a while. (Yes, I keep lists. Lots and lots of lists.) It has several things going for it which make it a good choice to read aloud, or for children to read themselves. It is a Newbury Medal winner. This… Continue reading My Book Bag: Call It Courage

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My Book Bag: Upstairs at the White House

Last week, I wrote about The Residence, a book about life in the private quarters of the White House. I suppose I take “nerd” to the next level, because I often peruse the notes section of books, or read the bibliography listed in the back. In this case, The Residence quoted a book called Upstairs… Continue reading My Book Bag: Upstairs at the White House

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My Book Bag: The Residence

When we learned that we would be able to take a trip to D.C. and possibly see the White House, I happened to see a book on Twitter called The Residence by Kate Anderson Brower. I looked it up on our library’s website, and behold! They had a copy! The Residence is a behind-the-scenes look… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Residence