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The Wondering Years

The Wondering Years

On 2/6 Jessica White wrote: I finished it in a couple of days, and overall it was a good read. It was enjoyable and made me chuckle at parts. I believe the author and I are the same age, or very close in age. The references to pop-culture made me giggle, particularly when juxtaposed to the “Christian” up bringing of the 90s ... Great start...not sure what happened at the end.

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4 Stars

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The Ministry of Ordinary Places

The Ministry of Ordinary Places

On 12/19 Jessica White wrote: Honestly, my interest in this book was solely because of the cover! It’s so simple and welcoming….which is a good way to describe the entire book. This adult thing is hard, it’s hard to make and keep friends, it’s hard to extend ourselves to others, when we barely feel like we’re keeping our ... Allowing God to work in your mundane

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4 Stars

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The Year of Happy Living

The Year of Happy Living

On 10/16 Jessica White wrote: As Christian we kind of get caught up, sometimes, in this idea that if we’re happy and w enjoying our lives, we must be living a life that it selfish. That somehow we are allowing ourselves to pursue our own pleasures rather than God. God wants us to have a life of joy and happiness, in Him. Alli Worthington‘s ... Not JUST for those who struggle with finding happiness

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5 Stars

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Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas

Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas

On 10/8 Jessica White wrote: We’ve had the Jesus Calling kids devotional, which we’ve all really liked, but I’m an extra sucker for a Christmas book, and this one doesn’t disappoint. The illustrations are fun and colorful, without being garish. The font is easy to read, while the text is simple enough for any child to be ... A Wonderful addition to a Christmas Collection.

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5 Stars

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Capital Gaines

Capital Gaines

On 1/11 Jessica White wrote: I read Magnolia Story last summer and flew through it, this was the same. It’s just entertaining listening to Chip go on about the things he’s messed up. I can truly appreciate his humor and stories. This was the same, I finished the book in 2 days. Entertaining and informative. I wrote last month ... Entertaining and Informative

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5 Stars

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She's Still There

She's Still There

On 11/9 Jessica White wrote: I know I feel that I’ve lost a lot of myself over the last 10 years. Chrystal does a superb job of telling her story, while at the same time making it YOUR story, showing you just how and why you have these feelings. How God is there with you, looking to draw you back to him, as a daughter, not just ... You can find her!

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5 Stars

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The Turquoise Table

The Turquoise Table

On 6/19 Jessica White wrote: irst off, the pictures and paper, the cover and book as a physical thing is gorgeous, exquisite! Turquoise is my favorite color, throw in beautiful photography and delicious sounding recipes and it’s a guaranteed success! Best of all is Schell’s story and heart for inviting the world into her home, ... Perfect Package to Help You Reach Into Your Community

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5 Stars

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Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart

On 4/30 Jessica White wrote: This is our first book by Glenys Nellist and Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart is fantastic! Both my girls LOVED the stories and the little letters inside. I loved the words and illustrations. This is our first Love Letter book by Glenys Nellist and it’s fantastic. The pictures ... A Wonderful Book for Girls to Learn that God Loves THEM!

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5 Stars

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Hope for Each Day

Hope for Each Day

On 2/24 Jessica White wrote: We read the entry for today (February 25) and it right away grabbed oldest, who is 7. It talked about how glass is made, transforming something something gritty (sand) into something beautiful, and how God can transform us.We skimmed through a few more and we all agreed, this was going to be a good read. ... Great Devotional for Elementary Aged Kids

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5 Stars

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Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

On 1/31 Jessica White wrote: I love children’s books! If anyone knows of any publishing houses that focus on children’s books and blogger reviews, I’d love to hear about it. I got this one in the mail a few weeks ago and the kids immediately demanded that we sit down and read it, and they ALL loved it! The pictures are fantastic ... Wonderful Book for Littles Ones Who Love Animals

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5 Stars

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The Captain Takes a Wife

The Captain Takes a Wife

On 1/12 Jessica White wrote: I'm a sucker for stories that involves captains and wives...chalk it up to my nearly being a captain's wife!From Amazon: Sarah Franklin, a young teacher escaping an arranged marriage to a corrupt man, runs straight into the arms of Captain Harry Richardson as he prepares to board a train leaving ... The Captain Takes a Wife {a Review}

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4 Stars

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The Longing in Me

The Longing in Me

On 6/29 Jessica White wrote: How many of us are going through the days just longing for thing after thing after thing? Yea, we all do. Keep waiting for the next thing to thrill us, or juts get us through the rest of the day. Sheila directly addresses all of this, while going through David’s story (that’s right, David the Psalmist) ... There is awesomeness in these pages!

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4 Stars

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Money-Making Mom

Money-Making Mom

On 1/10 Jessica White wrote: Just before Thanksgiving I received Crystal Paine‘s Money Making Mom to review. I’ve mentioned a couple times over the past few months that things are beyond tight and that I’ve been racking my brains for ways I can make a little bit of income from home. This book is IMMENSELY helpful! Crystal ... Great Advice on Ways to Make Money

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5 Stars

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The Carols of Christmas

The Carols of Christmas

On 11/3 Jessica White wrote: I'm a sucker for Christmas, I'm a sucker for books...so Christmas books are always a soft-spot for me. I love them. I recently finished The Carols of Christmas by Andrew Gant, which was a good read. A bit heady at parts, but I loved finding out a bit of the history behind some of my favorite Christmas ... The Carols of Christmas {a Review}

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3 Stars

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For the Love

For the Love

On 9/18 Jessica White wrote: Oh my people! I haven’t read a funny book in a while…and this book was funny! I’ve never read anything of Jen Hatmaker’s before, but this was an enjoyable first read! “For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards”, I had no less than 15 pages in this book dog-eared ... A fun read, but I may have missed something

Jessica's Rating:

4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival

On 8/3 Jessica White wrote: Another super sweet Berenstain Bears story! Synopsis from Amazon:Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and the folks of Bear Country are looking forward to everything the season brings. So when the Chapel in the Woods holds its first ever Harvest Festival, people gather at Farmer Ben’s for a wonderful ... The Berenstain Bears’ Harvest Festival {a Review}

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5 Stars

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Soul Friends

Soul Friends

On 5/20 Jessica White wrote: I really wanted to love this book. Friendship is such an important thing to me, and something I struggle deeply with…the desire for truly meaningful relationships with other women. I was really hoping this book was going to give some insight into faith-friends and developing those kinds of relationships, ... Soul Friends {a Review}

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3 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

On 2/4 Jessica White wrote: Ave has gotten such a kick out of getting new books to review. I couldn’t deny her the thrill when I saw a new Berenstain Bears book was available: The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag. Brother and Sister are getting into it on a fairly regular basis about who is the best at pretty much everything, ... The Biggest Brag {a Review}

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5 Stars

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Forever Christmas

Forever Christmas

On 1/2 Jessica White wrote: This post may contain affiliate links, ready my disclosure policy here. I recently read the book Forever Christmas by Robert Tate Miller, which is the story of a man, Andrew, who has gotten things a little mixed up in his life…his priorities being top. It’s just before Christmas and through a series ... Forever Christmas {a Review}

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4 Stars

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The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

The Berenstain Bears Blessed are the Peacemakers

On 10/20 Jessica White wrote: Ave and I love the Berenstain Bears. I know not everyone does, and a lot of people think they’re rather “campy”, but I love them. They always have a good message, a good story, and lots of great discussion starters for important conversations: Blessed are the Peacemakers is no different. The story ... Blessed are the Peacemakers {a review}

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5 Stars

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The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

The Blessings of Friendship Treasury

On 8/24 Jessica White wrote: I have long loved Mary Engelbreit.Growing up I always had a day by day calendar with her whimsical illustrations. I still have 2 of those pages on our fridge, one showing a mother lifting high a toddler, with the quote “Within our dreams and our aspirations we find our opportunities”, and the other ... The Blessings of Friendship {a Review}

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5 Stars

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My Happy Pumpkin

My Happy Pumpkin

On 8/7 Jessica White wrote: I’ve gotten a few of this style of book before {Christmas Angels and My Christmas Stocking, both by the same author} and the kids and I have loved all of them. This book was no different! It’s a sing-song rhyme-y story telling little ones about God’s love and how He cleans out our yucks and fills ... My Happy Pumpkin {a Review}

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4 Stars

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The Nesting Place

The Nesting Place

On 5/19 Jessica White wrote: ’ve been eyeballing TheNester’s new book for a while now, and have had it on my to-purchase-with-Amazon-rewards list. While I’ve long loved the Nester, her style isn’t particularly mine, but there are usually a few things I’m oohing and ahhing over on her blog: It’s one of those spaces that ... The Nesting Place {a Review}

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5 Stars

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Notes from a Blue Bike

Notes from a Blue Bike

On 4/25 Jessica White wrote: Tsh takes her readers through years of her thoughts and experiences of finding what worked best for her and her family to live intentionally. To enjoy this crazy life, without wishing you were doing things differently. Sharing what she learned while living abroad and her processing in figuring out what ... Notes from a Blue Bike {a Review}

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4 Stars

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

On 2/10 Jessica White wrote: I’ve followed Crystal’s blog, on and off, since hearing her speak at the Allume conference. In her book Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life, Crystal gives clear, concise tips and ideas on how you can streamline your existing. The ... Say Goodbye to Survival Mode {a Review}

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5 Stars

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Bread and Wine

Bread and Wine

On 1/8 Jessica White wrote: This post contains affiliate links: You can click here for my disclosure policy. I received this book for free from Zondervan, in exchange for my review. Any and all opinions expressed by myself in this review are my own, and have, in no way, been influenced by the author or publisher. So…last spring  ... “Bread & Wine” {a Review}

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4 Stars

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