Books from the Emerald Isle

Two weeks ago, my mother and sister visited Ireland. Before they left, they asked what type of souvenirs I’d like them to bring back for me. I didn’t have to think about it long before I decided exactly what I wanted. I’m sure you may even be able to guess . . . I asked [...]

Paper and Ink: 3 Reasons I’m Not an eBook Girl

A few weeks ago I was in line at Nebraska Furniture Mart, preparing to purchase a book. The man behind me in line laughed and said, "You don't see people doing that much anymore." I said, "What? You mean buying a book at a furniture store? I know -  kinda strange, huh?" "No," he said. "I [...]

Why I Kissed Self-Esteem Goodbye

It’s a term you can’t avoid hearing in our culture: self-esteem. Think better of yourself. You deserve the best. Be confident in your abilities. If you believe you can do it, you can. For years I bought into it, too. Finding myself. Finding my worth. Loving myself despite my faults and the “ugly” things about [...]

Light and Peace

Well, I suppose it's not too late (yet!) to wish you a Merry Christmas! My plan was to write a Christmas post full of depth and meaning ... But the truth of it is that I haven't had a spare moment to sit down and write a post of any kind in a shamefully long [...]

Fairy Tale Gifts for All

I have been making lists and checking them twice, readying myself for both giving and receiving for Christmas this year (although giving is much more fun, as we all know!). I thought it would be amusing to look up gifts strictly in the fairy tale realm. I don't know many people whom I'd be able to [...]

Vital Imagination

"The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope." (Henry Ward Beecher) I suppose there are people who believe imagination isn’t essential. People who think the visible realm is the important one, facts are what matter, not theories or dreams. I’m not among those people. I believe imagination is important. I’d [...]

Books Are Dangerous

Books can be bliss. Books can be a wonderful escape. Books can be deadly dangerous. I’m not sure about you, but I’m addicted to books. I know of many people who are afflicted by this madness as well. It’s not really curable, and I’ve never been quite clear on whether that’s because it’s impossible, or [...]

Book Sightings and Library Love

A couple of weeks ago I went to my local library and saw, for the first time ever, my own book on the library shelf! And not just one copy ... two! I was pretty excited, as you can well imagine! When I visited my alumni college (later that same day, as it happens), an [...]

If I Had One Year to Live

In honor of Nadine Brande’s brand new Christian dystopian novel, A Time to Die, I am taking part in the How Would You Live blog hop. Nadine's book is truly special and thrilling, and I will be posting my review of it here on my blog on the day it releases (Sept. 23), along with a [...]

Lovely Recommendations from a Pinterest Addict

Well, the title of this post about says it all, really 🙂  I just wanted to share some of the great boards I've found and followed over the past months, of various themes and interests.  Anyone else a Pinterest fanatic?!  Raise your hand!! IF YOU LOVE FAIRY TALES In the Fairy Wood (by Kelsey Hamersley) [...]