I received Everlasting is the Past in my Rabbit Room Christmas box back in December, and I've finally made my way around to reading it. This book is a memoir written by Walter Wangerin, Jr., who is a very successful writer. The book doesn't really discuss his writing, life; it focuses on his journey of faith… Continue reading Everlasting is the Past by Walt Wangerin
One of the fun things about writing this blog is coming up with creative ways to display and share my love of books. In my last post I wrote about how I'd been revamping the Book Fifty Instagram page. Today, I decided to share some other thoughts about Instagram in blog post format.
It's always exciting to see what the first book of the new year will be, and in 2016 my first book was A Center of Quiet by David Runcorn.
Today is the last day of 2015, and lately I've been doing a lot of thinking about my New Year's Resolutions. I don't really like to call them "resolutions" because I haven't had much success keeping those in the past. I have learned, however, that I am very goal-oriented; having both short-term and long-term goals… Continue reading My 2016 Reading Goals
Today I finished my last book of 2015! This is pretty huge--I’m usually reading until the last second on New Year’s Eve, hoping to finish book fifty in time. The last two books of this year were really great, and I’m excited to share them with you. Book #49 is Mindscape: What to Think About Instead… Continue reading The Final Countdown
The Rabbit Room does all kinds of cool things, but one of my favorites is their annual gift exchange. Anyone is welcome to participate, and it's basically a cross-country secret Santa.
I hope that you can find some time for stillness and worship today and tomorrow. I'll leave you with one of the most touching songs from Andrew Peterson's album, a song called "Labor of Love." It will change the way you think about Christmas Eve, I'm sure.
Watch for the Light was one of three books I read during this Advent season. It has a lot of great selections from influential writers. This book actually contains readings that extend from the last week of November to the first week of January, but in the interest of time, I finished it early. If you're… Continue reading Watch for the Light
Every time I read another of Madeleine L'Engle's Crosswicks books I find myself amazed at her talent. Somehow she is able to take the liturgical calendar and turn it into a thoughtful, rambling, cyclical book about faith, writing, and motherhood.
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it's time to look ahead to my favorite part of the year--Christmas! This year I'll be reading three books during the Christmas season, one is an annual favorite, but the other two are new for 2015.