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    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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  • Identity, Values, & Worth

    Losing My (Fake) Identity

    From about 2002 to 2012, I was immersed in the book blogging world. It started with a Yahoo! group I’d joined, called “Book-a-Week”. Its participants aimed to read 52 books per year (a “book-a-week”). One of the Book-a-Week group’s rules was that you had to keep a record of the books you’d read. So, I’d started keeping a book journal then, but only a paper version. In 2005, I decided to start keeping an online –blog– version, as well. For the majority of my book blogging years, I was a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM). As such, I had plenty of time to read and blogging became my place to connect with other adults.…

  • 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 &…