Behind The Scenes in her House of Dreams

ArynChristian Fiction, Christian Nonfiction3 Comments

Open book, L. M. Montgomery Biography

House of Dreams. Anne Shirley had one. It was safe, happy, filled with love and laughter, heartache, Jesus and joy. I have spent a lot of time with her there in her House of Dreams. The Anne of Green Gables series has been one of my all-time favorites since I was 8, I believe. It has never failed to shock me when I meet someone who has never read them. (But it’s becoming more and more common that people have no idea what I am talking about here!) We all have a House of Dreams, real or imagined. Maud’s imagination … Read More

Just for Mom: 21 Days of Joy Devotional

ArynFamily, Christian Fiction, Christian Nonfiction, Faith8 Comments

21 Days of Joy celebrates moms in a short story #devotional

One more Celebrate Lit Book Review for you, 21 Days of Joy, a short story devotional that is pretty much unforgettable!     About the Book Title: 21 Days of Joy Author: Kathy Ide Genre: Non-fiction, Devotional Release Date: April 1, 2016 Tour Dates: April 28 – May 11 Oh, the joys—and struggles—of motherhood! 21 Days of Joy honors mothers of all varieties. Biological moms. Adoptive moms. Stepmothers. Grandmothers. Godmothers. “Second moms.” Even men who “mother” children when circumstances put them in that position. Whether you are a mother, have one, or know one, these heartwarming fictional stories will touch your soul and help you see that … Read More

The Essence of Joy: Practical, Festive and True!

ArynFaith, Christian Fiction, Christian Nonfiction8 Comments

The Essence of Joy, another Celebrate Lit Book Review for you! I was given a copy to read so I could share my thoughts with you. I was pretty excited myself, about this one! *Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. You can read my full disclosure here. About The Essence of Joy Book Title: The Essence of Joy Author: Lynn U. Watson Release Date: October 12, 2017 Genre: Women’s Devotional; Women’s Inspiration; Christmas/Advent Devotional It’s Christmas in March! The scents of Christmas invite our imaginations into the holiday season. What emotions flood your heart when the holiday aromas waft … Read More

How To Be a Good Housewife: Juggling Your Life 1 Priority At a Time

ArynFamily, Christian Nonfiction20 Comments

Homeschooling Housewife

Ever wonder how to be a good housewife in today’s world? I mean, is there really a place for a traditional housewife in the 21st Century? I guess that really depends on your definition of a “good” or traditional housewife. The Bible has a lot to say about how to be a good housewife, and it doesn’t exclude having a productive job, or mean we can’t do a lot of things that tend to get bad press. Between Proverbs 31 and 1st Timothy 2, there is a lot of solid information on how to be a good housewife. Anyone who … Read More

The Word That Came Off The Page And Into Our Hearts

ArynFaith, Christian Nonfiction14 Comments

The Word That Came Off The Page

Today, we have a special treat! We have a guest post from Bailey, who blogs over at The Thin Place. today she is sharing with us about The Word! A great way to prepare ourselves for this Christmas season! The following is an except from my upcoming devotional, “His Name Shall Be Called.” I hope you will join me in intentionally preparing our hearts for Christmas by studying the names of Christ this Advent. Click here to sign up to receive a free copy of the ebook devotional upon its release.   When I taught English grammar, I began each year … Read More

How to Find Hope with These Christian Authors

ArynFaith, Christian Nonfiction26 Comments

We often struggle with knowing how to find hope. It sometimes seems like finding hope is Mission Impossible. We are drowning in daily life: endless “mom routines” of cooking, cleaning and laundry, teaching, etc. And we don’t even know when we will be able to sneak in a shower (oh wait, I wasn’t supposed to share That much with you, oops!). Seriously though, I am happy to tell you that when we take the time to look, finding hope in God is Totally Possible As your resident Library-an, I want to show you how to find hope when things feel … Read More

Fun Bible Stories for Kids: 12 of the Best Children’s Bible Story Books You’ll Love

ArynFaith, Children's Bookshelf, Christian Nonfiction, Family23 Comments

8+ Go-to Bible Storybooks

First off, I struggle with finding fun Bible stories for kids. Sometimes I get new children’s Bible story books home and find out it’s not theologically sound, or it’s totally watered down. I’ve gotten a few that had me itching to throw them away, and if you know me and books, that’s just not normal! I Love Books. I can rarely stop in the middle of a book, and won’t unless it hits my 3-strike tolerance for inappropriate content. Poor writing or typos don’t usually phase me. Theological issues, well, that’s the only other thing that can stop me. Especially if it … Read More