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Saturday, September 07, 2013

I know others share this thought, but where did summer fly off to? I can't believe it's Semptember already, with fall so quickly upon us, it always surprises me when the cooler weather sets in.

I might have neglected August when it came to featuring a blog, but I was just too into enjoying summer still.  But now that school has started back up it's easier to jump back into a routine, so I'm sharing a newer favorite of mine this month, I hope you can find a moment to check out Alyssa's new blog, Sunrise Avenue! If you do, make sure you say hi.


Sunrise Avenue


giveaway

An Interview with Stacey Thacker {Giveaway}

Friday, September 06, 2013

In case you missed it, I shared a book this week that I absolutely love, Being Ok With Where You Are by Stacey Thacker.  (Want to see my review? It's over here.)  I had the amazing priveldge of being there as Stacey worked through this amazing book and have been blessed to have a tiny Q&A with her this week.

You see, this book was great, but Stacey is such a delightful person, she is truly insightful and encouraging, so I wanted to share a little more about her as well. I kept it short, as I know we are all very busy.

Being Ok With Where You Are  An Interview {Reading List}

Cozy book hop

Cozy Reading Spot

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Welcome to Cozy Reading Spot!  This is your chance to share your posts, and then grab your favorite drink to curl up with and read other's posts.  We share posts on books, reading, and all that is inspiring us (basically that means, we love to read what you have done this week!). If you haven't written anything new, link up a classic you'd love for some new friends to check out.

Cozy Reading Spot

Cozy Book Hop

What's been going on at Reading List this week:

Here's what I've been writing this week, just in case you missed it.

Non-fiction

Dear Wife: Letters from a Help Meet

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

There are some books I read that do not actually impact me simply because my life hasn't traveled anywhere near the writer's path.  However, that doesn't mean that reading such books are a waste of time.

Books give glimpses into other's lives and in seeing these lives that are different from mine my empathy grows.  My ability to truly listen to others and feel their pain grows. And for that reason I want to recommend a brand new ebook that my blogging sister has recently published. (Do not get me wrong, there have been days when life is hard, and I believe the lies of these emotions, but while I was reading this book I was not in that spot...)

Misty has put together a book that is full of letters she has written to wives who are struggling - struggling in many different areas, so there is something inside this one for every wife, at least at some point in her marriage.

Dear Wife...  Book Review {Reading List}

Guest post

Realizing What My Responsibility Truly Is

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Motherhood is full of responsibilities. In fact that could very well be the biggest understatement I've ever thought!  The second you realize you are in charge of someone else's life your focus changes, and all of your previous responsibilities seem tiny, right?

Suddenly you're life is full of caring for that little human being. And of course your brain jumps forward at lightning speed trying to reach the next hurdle and prepare before you actually reach it.  This little brain game is what can suddenly make motherhood overwhelming, at least for me.  You see, I would start to worry over events that hadn't happened, and likely wouldn't happy simply because if they did happen I'd be responsible!

Non-fiction

It is enough to be okay

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Every single day we compare our lives to others.  This isn't a new phenomenon, as the phrase "the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" is not new!  However with social media taking up every free second for so many people, the chances to see glimpses of the other side of the fence have greatly increased.  As those glimpses increase the times when we are not pleased with our patch of grass increase.  It is a vicious cycle, one that needs tons of encouragement to walk away from.

I am in desperate need for such encouragement - what about you?

Being OK with Where You Are - Book Review {Reading List}


Every day I have to literally tell myself just because a friend of mine posted a picture of her kiddos on facebook where in the background is an immaculate house, and her kids are in the foreground looking adorable after they returned from a four mile hike, or three hour trip to the zoo that it is just one little picture, a snapshot of her life. That yes in that one picture it appears that her life is perfect, and as a result I'm feeling like mine is failure.  I have to tell myself that is not the case - she is probably clinging onto one part of her day that was perfect so that the rest of the mess of the day fades away... Do you know what I'm saying?

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