• Books, Movies, and Music

    Books to Read my Daughter

    Reading has always been a major aspect of my daily life. When my siblings and I were young, our parents would read the Bible, classic Children's books, and humorous short stories to us on what seemed to be a daily basis. From the time I could read on my own, I would read myself to sleep every night. Growing up, reading was about so much more than basic literacy. Reading taught me to use my imagination, to engage with history, and it instilled real-life values in meaningful ways. As a new mom, I want to pass these things on to my daughter. The best way I know how is to…

  • Books, Movies, and Music,  Personal

    All the Books I Read in 2018

    I have to admit, this was not my best year for reading...which has led me to make reading more of a priority in my goals for 2019. I had high aspirations for reading more since I had more free time this year than in the past 5+ years, but while it wasn't my best year for reading, I did manage to average about 1 book a month, so these are the books I read in 2018. Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus I read this book in the Spring along with a PWOC bible study group on base, and it was sooo good. The book helped me to understand…

  • Books, Movies, and Music,  Faith

    7 Essential Biographies

    Reading has always been an important part of my life and learning, but while I used to read a ton of fiction, over the past few years I’ve switched to reading nonfiction almost exclusively. Novels hardly hold my attention anymore. I’ve come to really appreciate how biographies give you a picture of the lives of actual people throughout history. So, while it’s only been a few weeks since I’ve shared some recommended reading, I wanted to dedicate an entire post to some “must read” biographies. So here it goes:   1. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand This is one of my favorite books…

  • Books, Movies, and Music,  Faith

    7 Books Every Christian Woman Should Read

    I read a lot. And I read a lot of Christian books. And I read a lot of Christian books for and by women. This list is a compilation of some of those books that have made a significant impact on my life and faith. I believe that each of these books have something unique to offer Christian women, and that is why I’ve named them my 7 Books Every Christian Woman Should Read. 1. Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers This book is one of my favorites, and I really think it captures the entire idea behind a list of books for Christian women. It goes through a dramatized…