Reading 2013: Bread & Wine


At this point in my life, it is rare that life should bring me to tears, though sometimes books and movies get me closer to that point (well, along with too little sleep). But a book about food? There were no heaving sobs, but Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table [...]

1 Corinthians 13 Mom Meditations: Love Endures All Things


Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (ESV) Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (NIV) Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. (KJV) bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things (NAS) Within this passage, there are so many descriptors of love that [...]

Reading 2013: Whispers Through Time


  Having read and benefited from L.R. Knost’s previous parenting book, Two Thousand Kisses a Day, I was excited to hear about her new book, Whispers Through Time: Communicating through the Ages and Stages of Childhood.  Both of these books reflect the gentle spirit that I aspire to have as I mother my children, and reading this [...]

Reading 2013: Two Thousand Kisses a Day {And a Giveaway x2!}

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Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting through the Ages & Stages is written by L.R. Knost, a woman who is herself a veteran mother (and now grandmother), while also still having her heart and hands engaged over many of the ages and stages of parenting. Her six living children range in age from twenty-five months [...]

“A Declaration of Freedom”

“In the Bible, Sabbath rest means to cease regularly from and to enjoy the results of your work. It provides balance: ‘Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God’ (Exodus 20:9–10). Although Sabbath rest receives a much smaller amount of time [...]