I often wondered, are the values we’re teaching, like service, really sticking?
An amazing woman shares her story of how she survived during the Rwanda genocide in 1994 when she and seven other women huddled silently together in a cramped bathroom for 3 months. She shares how she relied on faith in God and the power of forgiveness to overcome.
This book has been widely publicized, so you most likely know the basic premise. It is “The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty.” The book goes through your basic body systems and then discusses how they function best and what we can do to stay feeling our best. Young is less and how you look and more about your quality of life, energy and preventing disease.
This is not Nicholas Sparks’ usual love story. It is a memoir written with his brother of their adventurous three week trip around the world together. As they travel they reflect on their life growing up and how their experiences affected each of them in different ways.
James Allen has put together a beautiful collection of thoughts and ideas designed to improve the way we think. The book is only 50 pages long, but it is powerful, inspiring, and amazing! The description from the front cover reads, “Throughout his life, James Allen (1864-1912) sought an oasis of tranquility amidst…
Over the summer, while we had my friend and her kids living with us, there were some serious challenges. I hoped blessings would come out of those challenges, and the blessing I really wanted was to be a better mom. While the Thomas family was here, I astounded myself (not all that hard) by how […]
I love the idea of reaching your potential. This book’s theme centers around the idea of reaching your divine potential, that we are all on earth for a purpose. I love that these are talks, separate from each other, so I can read in short bursts of time, rather than all at once. I found most of the talks…
So there I was—8 months pregnant, home making dinner, and my 5 year old daughter asks me, “Mom, do you ever wish you were a daddy so you wouldn’t have to make us dinner?” I must have looked pretty tired, so to that question I immediately tried to perk up, and I responded, “No way, […]
When Real Estate Agents show a home, they frequently leave their business card on the kitchen counter to let the homeowner know who had entered their house that day. Last night when I got into bed, I felt Grace’s “calling card,”a little baby doll in a green outfit with the word “May” (her birth month) […]
I tucked my little boy in to bed a few minutes ago—he turns four years old tomorrow, and although he is the youngest of three children, he is no longer my “baby.” For some reason, I didn’t have the power to leave his room after I got him settled underneath his beloved purple blankie (the […]
So my son is now 3 months old, and the past few months with him have been a mixture of exhausting and wonderful. He is the third child to join our family, and some days I am just trying to figure out how to juggle the three little kids who often seem to need me […]
For many mothers, the home is the “workplace”. You could say my work office is divided between the kitchen and laundry room. The balance is particularly challenging when work and fun occupy the same office space.