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The Daily Question Conversation Card Set

  We love asking questions around the dinner table every night. It's a tradition that we've been enjoying for several years. I could not be more excited when this little box showed up on our doorstep. Here's how you know that it's something worth getting, our teenager often reaches for the box to be able to be the one to pick out the evening question and she often picks out more than one. There are five categories and they are separated by tabbed cards making it easy to choose which topic to discuss. The questions are open-ended and because there are so many of them, there's always another one if you don't like the one you pulled.  From the creator:  With one question on each beautifully designed card, this unique deck offers individuals and families a launching pad to topics in five categories--Family & Friends, Fun & Entertainment, Faith, Travel, and Then & Now:    •    What is something you own that is really old and why do you hang on to it?    •
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The Story King by Matt Mikalatos

  The Story King is the third book in the Sunlit Lands series ( The Crescent Stone and The Heartwood Crown are books one and two).  If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that Matt Mikalatos is one of my favorite theologians and I try my best to get my hands on and read and share all of his titles. No surprise then that I loved The Story King.  Mikalatos does a great job of wrapping up all the stories and filling in all the right holes while leaving enough mystery for the story to have a life of its own. In much the same way that The Final Battle from the Narnia series helps explain the beginning of the story, The Story King does so for the Sunlit Lands. Even though it's an ending, it's rooted very deeply in the beginning of the story and how we don't have to let broken things stay broken because that's the way it's always been. If pressed very hard to sum up the entire series, I would say that the story we believe about ourselves helps shape th

Growing Slow Bible Study by Jennifer Dukes Lee

  This is a review for the Growing Slow Bible study that is a companion bible study for the Growing Slow book by Jennifer Dukes Lee. I have not read the book, but I have taken a look at the bible study and wanted to share what I liked about it with you.  This is a six-week study, you can use the book by yourself or with a group. Here's what I like about it, it's straightforward enough that anyone can pick it up and find some encouragement but it's also got enough open-ended questions that those who  have been in studies for a long time can grow, too. Not having read the book doesn't detract from the study but it does increase the desire to read the book to explore the ideas presented a little more in-depth. I used the Kindle version of the book for review purposes, if you do the same, I'd recommend having a journal available to be able to write down and capture the ideas and scriptures that are in the study.  Overall, I'd recommend this study for anyone who fe

Make Their Day by Karen Ehman

  I have to say, this little book has really encouraged me to step out of my rut and to be kind to other people. Ehman does a great job of giving very practical and doable suggestions on how to love the people in your life. I also appreciate that she offers tips for those beyond the inner circle but also the people in your life that care and provide for you such as the grocery staff, pastors, and mail carriers.  There's something simple that we can do to change people's day. A lot of it comes down to noticing them and expressing your gratitude for them being present in your life. This book with 101 ways to love people is just the boost we need in the midst of this very late spring. Ehman doesn't just give ideas, she also provides some copy and print materials in the book to help make it even easier for you to love on all the people in your life.  I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for the purpose of review. I'm never required to say good things but I'm

Our Daily Question from Ink & Willow

Did you ever have a book that you love so much because it's just right? That's Our Daily Question for me. It's a three-year journal to share with your significant other. How does that work? Well, each calendar date has a question and divided space to record your answer three times.  There is a great mix of fun, serious, thought-provoking, and heartfelt questions. Generally, the only ones that we've skipped over have been the ones that talk about all the time. It's been nice to be able to pick it up with morning coffee and have a conversation ready to go. Some we've even used at the dinner table to have family discussions.  It's a wonderful little keepsake, one that will have much more value when you finish with it than when you start. If you're looking for a special gift to give a newly married couple, yourself, or even a pair of love birds that have been married for over 20 years, this is a great choice.  I received a copy of this book from Ink & W

How Fundue is That?

 Yes, I made a silly wordplay with the title. I'm allowed to do that on occasion. So, today, we're going to be talking about fondue in case you haven't guessed already. I'm going to share some favorite recipes and some tools you might find helpful (any links to Amazon are affliate links and I do get a little kick back if you place an order through my link, fyi). First off, here's a few things that I really like about fondue, it's easy, it's good for using up leftovers, and there's something about sharing not just a meal but a communal pot when you eat that draws you together.  The first time I ever made fondue, I spent a LOT of money on cheese, used a pot that was heated with a sterno and did not have a very pleasant experience. Most of my money went in the trash that night because it just would not come together. If your fondue goes south, cry a little and eat your sides and try again another day. You will one day figure out the right recipe for you and

A Christmas Story

 A little Christmas Story from me to you! May you always be able to see the light. Click the picture below to be taken to YouTube for the story if the embedded video doesn't work for you.