20 Books to Read Aloud to Your Preschooler
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20 Books to Read Aloud to Your Preschooler

Reading aloud is so critical for preschoolers. As a former elementary teacher with a doctorate in literacy, I know how important this foundation is. You can read more about the why and how, but now I’m sharing 20 of my favorite books to read aloud with preschoolers. I plan to eventually write posts about reading…

Kisses from Katie: Loving the Least
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Kisses from Katie: Loving the Least

I have always wanted to do something ‘big’ for God. To write something awesome. To teach and disciple women individually and in large and small groups. To change lives. I’ve tried from time to time to follow the nudging of the Spirit, but I honestly don’t know if I’ve accomplished any of those hopes, or…

Book Review: It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way
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Book Review: It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

Life hasn’t always turned out exactly as I’d hoped. That is especially true in my marriage. You can read some of the details in this post. So, when Lysa TerKeust released her latest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, last fall I snatched it up. I listened to it on audiobook while commuting…

The Best Bible Study Tools to Own
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The Best Bible Study Tools to Own

I love using online Bible study tools, such as blueletterbible.org and biblestudytools.com. However, there is something special about holding a book in your hand. Therefore, I want to share with you today the best Bible study tools to own – and some you can skip. What to Purchase There are so many great resources, it…

Rising Above the Fog of Depression
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Rising Above the Fog of Depression

I’ve written a book! That has been a lifelong dream of mine, and with technology, the dream is easier than ever to realize. But it’s still a lot of work! I started writing when I was a little girl – journals, stories, poems. I’ve continued through my adult & mom life off and on –…