Falling In Love With Books

Falling In Love With Books

Fall might be my next favorite season after Spring. I love the rich reds and warm yellows of the changing leaves against the (usually) deep blue of the Colorado sky. Cooler mornings where you can sometimes catch sight of your breath in the air as a brisk wake-up call. Hot spiced apple cider. Actually apple cinnamon anything. After months of retro t shirts and shorts, it’s nice to dive into the back of my closet

Summer Reading – The Deepest Longing

“Deep in the soul of every person on earth is a longing for the presence of God. But how do we get there?” I’ve been using this summer to grow deeper roots, so it seems fitting that the last deliberate book I’m pulling from my “To Be Read” pile this summer is Experiencing the Presence of God, a collection of teachings from A. W. Tozer on the book of Hebrews. According to the inside flap,

Summer Reading – Crazy Love

“It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe — the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor — loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.” Are you as captivated by this quote from the inside cover as I am? The next book begging to be claimed from my “To Be Read”

Summer Reading – The Dare

“Unconditional love is eagerly promised at weddings, but rarely practiced in real life. As a result, romantic hopes are often replaced with disappointment in the home. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.” The next (dusty) book I’m picking from my “To Be Read” pile this summer is The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick. This book was made famous (and actually written as a result of) the movie Fireproof. In the film the main

Summer Reading – Sacred Kitchens

“The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen … I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament.” Brother Lawrence, a seventeenth-century French monk, learned to practice the presence of God at all times. Since I get so easily distracted by all the busyness of life, I decided to the next book

Summer Reading – World Changers

“Are you more dinghy than cruise ship? More stand-in than movie star? More blue jeans than blue blood? Congratulations. God changes the world with folks like you.” With that excerpt from the inside cover of Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado, my interest was piqued and I knew what book to pick next from my “To Be Read” pile this summer. Two thousand years ago, a handful of ordinary men came face to face with Jesus. Fishermen. Tax

Summer Reading – The Sweet Spot

Summer Reading – The Sweet Spot

I’m shrinking my “To Be Read” pile while watching baseball games. So it makes sense that the next book on my pile uses the hitting analogy of finding your sweet spot in life. That place where everything comes together with powerful results. The Cure for the Common Life by Max Lucado seeks to help each of us explore our uniqueness and to find the place where we can use our strengths to make a big deal

Summer Reading – The Dream House

What are you doing this summer? Well, you’ll find me either behind the steering wheel driving the kids to and from a gazillion activities or parked in a lawn chair watching a baseball game. (Between two boys, we’ve got over 30 games ahead!) With a lot of waiting time in store, I’m going to seriously shrink my “To Be Read” pile. A stack of magazines. Writing craft books. Inspirational novels. And the stack of books to