• Christian Living,  Random

    REVIEW: Moving Forward by John Siebeling

    “Moving Forward: Overcoming the Habits, Hangups, and Mishaps That Hold You Back” by John Siebeling   In Moving Forward, John Siebeling talks about the habits and mindsets that hold us back from living the abundant life that God has promised to us (John 10:10), and from moving forward. He touches on topics like our emotions, and how we are responsible for how our lives turn out (how we react to life’s ups and downs is up to us). He talks about mindset and choices, too, which I love, as it aligns with what I teach, here on my blog! Lastly, John also talks about dreaming big, and about our financial…

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  • Christian Living,  Random

    REVIEW: “Without Rival” by Lisa Bevere

    “Without Rival: Embrace Your Identity and Purpose in an Age of Confusion and Comparison” by Lisa Bevere   Lisa has a way of writing & teaching that really sparks a fire within me. She writes to empower other women to live boldly for the Kingdom of God. In “Without Rival“, Lisa tackles the issue of our identity, and ushers a wake up call for us to remember who (and Whose) we are … and what that means for us, as we live out our daily lives. Other topics that are touched on include: comparison, insecurity, responding to others’ judgment or insecurities, genders as equal in God’s economy, fearless living, God’s…

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  • Identity, Values, & Worth,  Leveling Up

    Essentialism: A Review & Thoughts

    I finished reading “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown*, a bit ago (thanks to seeing that one of my favorite bloggers had it on her shelf), and I’m soooo glad I checked it out! It was exactly what I needed to read. However, the book has also sent me into a bit of a questioning place, as well — which, I suppose, is the point. The basic premise of the book is “Less, But Better“. Essentialism is not a finite action or a single decision to live with less. Becoming an Essentialist means embracing a lifestyle to always seek out what truly matters and let go of everything…

  • Identity, Values, & Worth

    BOOK REVIEW: “The Renaissance Soul” by Margaret Lobenstine

    This was a re-read for me, but it’s one of my favorite books. And, since I was in a slump — and, since this book was calling to me, loudly, from my bookshelf — I had to give it another go. And, sure enough, it did the trick. I first read this book back in late 2010, and it really got me excited. I shared it with my sister, and she, too, got really excited about the book — after purchasing a copy and reading it. Margaret writes about people who fit the following profile: prefer variety over repetition illogical and seemingly chaotic don’t like to stick to schedules &…