Lessons from Women of Faith

As I was contemplating the women involved in the Easter story, I started thinking about the women of faith whose memoirs have inspired me. There have been a few who changed something for immediately and others whose words didn't hit me until I'd dwelt on them a while. These aren't necessarily the reason the author … Continue reading Lessons from Women of Faith

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A Short History of Myth: By Karen Armstrong

Stars: 4 of 5 This is one of those short audiobooks that I had to immediately listen to again. This doesn't happen much, but every now and then I finish a book, typically on religion or mythology, and I just have to share it with my husband. I personally love the definition of mythology espoused … Continue reading A Short History of Myth: By Karen Armstrong

Psalm 65: O God of Our Salvation

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. A Song.1Praise is due to you,a O God, in Zion,and to you shall vows be performed.2O you who hear prayer,to you shall all flesh come.3When iniquities prevail against me,you atone for our transgressions.4Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,to dwell in your courts!We shall be satisfied with … Continue reading Psalm 65: O God of Our Salvation

This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything by Amy B. Scher

There were a lot of things to love about this book. I do love books about travel and meeting new cultures, especially those where the culture is embraced by the person entering it. I know not everyone is compatible with every place they venture, but I still prefer they show some respect. Scher more than … Continue reading This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You are Willing to Try Anything by Amy B. Scher

Princeless Volume 4

Stars: 4 of 5 I love this series! Each one takes on a different "traditional" feminine thing and turns it on it's head a little. It doesn't make fun of that thing to do it either. The first book had about waiting around for a man to be saved, then the cost and benefit of … Continue reading Princeless Volume 4

Psalm 64: Hide Me from the Wicked

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.1Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint;preserve my life from dread of the enemy.2Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,from the throng of evildoers,3who whet their tongues like swords,who aim bitter words like arrows,4shooting from ambush at the blameless,shooting at him suddenly and without fear.5They hold … Continue reading Psalm 64: Hide Me from the Wicked

It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

I absolutely loved this memoir. It's not what anyone would call entertaining but it's a representation of some of the things that happen in our lives. Purmort goes through a lot in just one year. I can't even imagine the compounding tragedy that she deals with and I really wouldn't want to. It's not preachy … Continue reading It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort

Psalm 67: Make Your Face Shine upon Us

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song.1May God be gracious to us and bless usand make his face to shine upon us,┬áSelah2that your way may be known on earth,your saving power among all nations.3Let the peoples praise you, O God;let all the peoples praise you!4Let the nations be glad and sing for … Continue reading Psalm 67: Make Your Face Shine upon Us

God by Debora Greger

Stars: 4 of 5 I am intrigued by the idea of God in retirement in Florida. I grew up in South Florida, where so many people retire which made the concept hit a little close to home. Still, I could use a book group or poetry class to unpack everything going on in some of … Continue reading God by Debora Greger

Psalm 63: My Soul Thirsts For You

I did the Psalms a little different last year but didn't like it quite as much, so I'm returning to the original format. 1O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;my soul thirsts for you;my flesh faints for you,as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.2So I have looked … Continue reading Psalm 63: My Soul Thirsts For You