3 Questions that More than Words can Say Made Me Ask "Please marry me to save my business." Ok, that's not a word-for-word quote. But you get the idea. Usually, if you saw something like this in a story, you would think there were financial problems. But Abby's problem isn't money. Her business is going great. The only problem is, she inherited the family business in a little town with a strange law. Women aren't allowed to own business property. Definitely a roadblock...especially for a ... Read More about Is fierce independence really what you want?
Teenage escapades, royal intrigues, and a Muslim girl who finds Jesus. A Marvelous Redeemer is the story of a teenage girl who flees her home after her mother finds out she has become a Christian, and her friend who will risk anything - maybe even his own soul - to find her. Okay, that was a bit dramatic. But this story did have a bit of the dramatic in it! What did I like about A Marvelous Redeemer? First, the redemption story itself was good. Young Caleb learns the hard way that you ... Read More about What did I like about A Marvelous Redeemer?
Here's something true. This is a Bible study blog. And Christians should read the Bible. But what else should we read? The truth is that entertainment is an important part of our lives. It's part of how we rest and play (things that God does too!). Sure, entertainment done wrong can hijack our lives and our sleep, or can gradually woo us away from our values. But entertainment done right can actually make us more productive and effective in all the things we do (even, or especially, the ... Read More about 3 Reasons Act of Valor is Entertainment Done Right
Dear Little Sister, (You know who you are. And I'll have to send you the link to this post, because I know you won't see it otherwise!). Last week I read a book that was hard to read. Not, like, technically difficult, but challenging. It didn't make me cry then, but it might now. It was a book about cancer, and the chaos that comes after it. A book about hope that comes from Jesus and not from career, family, finances, friends, or health. But it was especially a book about sisters. The ... Read More about 3 Things I Want to Say to My Little Sister
According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), "approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. (46.6 million) experiences mental illness in a given year." That's a staggering statistic (and one I've been a part of), especially for something we don't talk about all that much. And there are more like it. Mental illness affects you or someone you know - sometimes diagnosed, sometimes left untreated, sometimes mild and sometimes severe. Mental illness is, in a sense, normal, so it makes sense ... Read More about Have you met a protagonist with a mental illness?