It’s been a little while since I have posted a What I’m Reading post mainly because I have been reading pretty much the same few books.
I’m still trying to find a better life balance with three little ones but as with my motto for the year, it’s all about grace.
My free time isn’t in high quantities right now and let’s be honest, when I have a few minutes to actually sit down and read something my eyelids get “mysteriously” heavy! Anyone else have the same problem?
Still I have been reading some, mainly by taking advantage of my husband’s baseball watching (although since the Royals have been so good this year, even I’m starting to get into them which is probably the greatest thing ever for my husband.. good Royals baseball and a baseball watching wife!)
What I’m Currently Reading
On My Kindle
Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love by Sally Clarkson
My weary heart is loving this book! Sally has such an extraordinary gift of teaching and being such a great Godly mentor to women. She has gone through the trenches of raising little ones, she has learned so much along her walk with the Lord and she is generously sharing her wisdom in another fantastic book.
I have long been a fan of hers so when she released Own Your Life at the start of the year I knew it would be a great read for this season of life. Her words have been such a breath of fresh air in this busy season of trying to find balance between family, work and life. Own Your Life is about living with intention in the life God has created you for.
I’ve been reading a chapter in the morning as part of my un-quiet time when I have some extra time, which isn’t every morning so it’s taking me a little longer to read through this one. It’s not one of those quick read throughs, in my opinion. Each chapter contains a lot of meat to chew on and Sally also provides several journaling questions to dig deeper.
On My Nightstand
I’ll admit when I first started reading this one, I didn’t know what to think about it. Amber has a unique writing voice that is beautiful and paints a beautiful picture, but sometimes that can be hard to follow if you aren’t familiar with the style. I was one of the very few people who just couldn’t get into One Thousand Gifts because of that but I pushed through this time and I’m glad I did.
Putting that aside, her story is a story about redemption on her journey of finding God despite brokenness. Her story is hard and messy, she took a path making destructive choices along the way. It’s funny because even though I have always been a “good girl” by nature, I found myself completely drawn into her words and relating to her story.
I did struggle with some of her thoughts on the church and theology but feel overall her message of redemption and hope in telling her story where worth the read.
**I received a copy of Wild in the Hollow from Revell Books in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Links to Love
I Don’t Want to Build an Empire; I Want to Build a Community | The Humbled Homemaker
Dear Sleep-Deprived Mom of Littles, I Can Prove It Get’s Better | Lisa-Jo Baker
Raising Children in a Changing Culture | Christin Slade
Did You Really Tell Your Three Year Old He Made a Foolish Choice? | Intentional By Grace
The Public School Parent’s Guide to Learning at Home | The Art of Simple
So what about you, what have you been reading or are planning to read this month?
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