The Vintage Wren Confessions: One Reluctant Year of Green

ArynChristian Fiction3 Comments

Thanks to Celebrate Lit, I get to review The Vintage Wren, which is a young woman’s personal 52 Week Challenge to go “Green” for a year. I’m excited to share this one with you guys! *Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through one, I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. I did receive a free copy of the book, which does not influence my review. I share with you my honest opinions. About The Vintage Wren Book Title: the Vintage Wren Volume 1 Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Christian / … Read More

Pruning in the Bible: 1 Important but Challenging Topic

ArynFaith, Christian Nonfiction28 Comments

Have you ever wondered about those verses on pruning in the Bible? I have. I’ve heard messages explaining it. Trying to help us understand. What does prune mean in the Bible? They make me curious. Because I have not spent any time in a vineyard, what I know is only through reading about it.   According to several dictionaries, the answer is to: cut, shape, smooth, trim, to cleanse or purify   Sounds painful. I mean who really wants to be cut and trimmed? But the benefits sound very good! Shaping and smoothing, cleansing and purification are all good things!   … Read More

Big Picture Perspective: What is Your Focus?

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Question for you: What is your Big Picture Perspective? What is Your focus on, the central theme that effects Everything? Well, what is your Focus on? Which Choice, Decision or Event rules your thoughts and life? Is it that Mistake in the past? You know the one. That thing you said or did, that you can’t believe you were that thoughtless. Or that time that the other person’s mistake left you scarred. Whether it was Physical, Emotional, Mental, or Spiritual, it still hurts! Or Maybe, you’ve dealt with the past, and the Big Picture perspective you have is a bit narrower. The mountain of dishes, laundry, chores, … 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 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

Lydia in the Bible: A Story of Courage and Hope

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Lydia, Woman of Philippi

Lydia in the Bible has always fascinated me! and now, I get to review a fictional account of her story! I’m so excited, as I get to learn more about this incredible woman, Lydia in the Bible encourages me regularly! Welcome to my first post as part of Celebrate Lit! Lydia, Woman of Philippi, By Diane Wallis Taylor. Celebrate Lit is a really great group of Christian bloggers, who get to preview and review lots of cool books and get to share some occasional giveaways with you, our readers, allowing you lots of quality reviews before you spend your hard-earned … Read More

8 Sunday School Songs that Comfort In the Storm

ArynFamily, Children's Bookshelf, Faith10 Comments

Hooray for memorizing songs that comfort no matter what the storm! If you grew up in church, as I did -I was a 4th (living) generation Southern Baptist as a kid- then you probably have some favorite Sunday School songs that still go through your mind from time to time. Hopefully you’re passing them down to the next generation as well. As I play our favorite CDs during the day, for my little guy and I to Dance to, sweep to, etc, and as I sing to him when he needs calming, I’m struck all over again by just how meaningful … Read More