Spring is a special season God gives us each year to celebrate life and new beginnings, don’t you think? My joy level increases. God reminds me again that each day is a twenty-four hour gift with opportunities to learn and grow. I’m celebrating spring by sharing with you five things I’m learning make life happier. I hope they encourage you as well. [Read more…]
Even when life turns into a crazy train, God never leaves us for a moment. August was a whirlwind. My husband went to El Salvador for 3 weeks to see his mother before she went to heaven. My kids and I emptied two bedrooms in our house in Izmir for the people who will rent it nine months. We packed our suitcases, said our goodbyes, and flew to Dallas, where we rejoined Jose. Then we spent two weeks on the road before finally landing in Mesquite, Texas.
August was topsy turvy, but I learned a few things:
1. We Really CAN Do All Things Through Christ
Busy moms are hard-pressed to make time for reading. Too many demands vie for your time. If you’re like me, home school burns you out on books, and the internet lures you in. But reading is a great way to care for yourself. The physical act of sitting down for some “me-time” with a book is healthy, and books nourish both our spirits and our brains.
The slower pace of summer makes finding time to read easier, so I thought it would be fun if we shared book recommendations today. Here are five books I read in the last year and three books I want to read. I hope you’ll complete this post by leaving a comment to recommend a book for the rest of us! [Read more…]