A Confusion of Princes

Have you ever read a book that just got in your head?  And then it turned around over and over again and every which way you turned it there was something new and fascinating about the story?  That was A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix for me.  I listened to it a few weeks…

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The False Prince

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen was one of those books I devoured.  Then I devoured it again.  Every time I read it (and I own it, so I’m up to like, in the teens) I fall in love with it all over again.  I just listened to it on a road trip (practically the…

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Top 10 Young Adult Summer Reads

It’s summer!  Yay!  Or really, yay for staying indoors even more than I typically do during the winter.  Summer is not my favorite season.  I hate heat.  Fortunately there are ways to occupy my temperature-induced confinement and most of them involve books!  Books are always the answer.  Except when the answer is Jesus.  But then…

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Fear ≠ Truth

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about fear.  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about postponing my wedding, as my fiance and I had made the decision to do so based on all the stress that was between us and surrounding our wedding.  Then I went pretty much silent for a while.  No new…

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Waiting

Waiting. Is. Not. Fun. Yet even in our instant culture sometimes we just have to wait.  We have to wait for our cardboard pizzas to bake.  We have to wait at the doctor’s office.  We have to wait for a five year old to painstakingly tie his shoes.  Waiting is just part of life. Recently…

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South Dakota Hygge

Have you heard of the Danish concept of hygge?  I first read about it a few years ago and was intrigued by the concept.  It is: I was captivated because, looking back, that’s what the majority of my childhood winter evenings felt like.  They were special: we took time to be together, to enjoy each…

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