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Rewired

Rewired

On 4/3 SK Bell wrote: I’ve been attempting to get more into Pinterest as a marketing tool.The reality is that I can’t keep up with all the social media platforms recommended to a writer. I imagine most writers struggle with this anyway, but since I don’t have Internet at home it makes it extra challenging for me. My ... Storyboard

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3 Stars

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God, I Know You're There

God, I Know You're There

On 2/2 SK Bell wrote: February... Black History Month! We've never really done anything about it in the past so I'm excited to make it a part of our homeschool history lessons this month!American Girl’s Addy series- This was my very favorite girl in the American Girl series growing up. My mom helped me make Addy’s doll, ... My favorite children's books for Black History Month

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4 Stars

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Love Does for Kids

Love Does for Kids

On 1/22 SK Bell wrote: I was so excited to see Love Does for Kids available as one of my potential review books. I have never actually read Love Does or Everybody, Actually... but I've intended to read Love Does for quite some time. Now it's gotten bumped up even higher on my (very long) list because Love Does for Kids was ... Love Does for Kids

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5 Stars

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The Ministry of Ordinary Places

The Ministry of Ordinary Places

On 1/11 SK Bell wrote: I set a lot of my goals for myself this year but the one I think will be the most challenging might make you laugh. I want to show hospitality 12 times in 2019. I was so excited to be given the opportunity to read The Ministry of Ordinary Places right at the beginning of the year when I began working ... The Ministry of Ordinary Places

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5 Stars

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The Hundred Story Home

The Hundred Story Home

On 10/28 SK Bell wrote: The 5 Love Languages of Children... This was a re-read but I do love this one. This move has been crazy so our kids were acting crazy. Plus, Ryan was dealing with a super long commute and enough important moving-related tasks that he was leaving before we woke up and home after bedtime almost every night ... Recent Reads

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3 Stars

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God Always Keeps His Promises

God Always Keeps His Promises

On 9/15 SK Bell wrote: My currently reading list is getting outrageous again but I’m really enjoying everything I’m reading now so here ya go: First, sneaky because I've already finished it: a family treasure my grandma passed down to me on our Arizona trip, Mama's Journal and My Memories of the Covered Wagon Days. Y'all, ... Currently Reading...

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5 Stars

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Leaving Cloud 9

Leaving Cloud 9

On 8/25 SK Bell wrote: I recently finished reading Leaving Cloud 9, a spectacular book about a man’s journey from his devastating upbringing into mental illness and finally through the darkness and into a life of joy. The story was written by his wife, who interviewed him and others thoroughly, and I initially wondered how ... Leaving Cloud 9

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4 Stars

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The Better Mom

The Better Mom

On 7/14 SK Bell wrote: One of the many things I have always adored about my husband is his deep desire to never stop growing. He never wants to stagnate and I admire that so much. I strive for that myself and I find that for me, reading inspiring books is one of the best ways I can stay focused on that goal. I enjoy a good ... The Better Mom

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3 Stars

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I Can Only Imagine (Picture Book)

I Can Only Imagine (Picture Book)

On 6/16 SK Bell wrote: My two oldest kids (ages 3 and 5) have been asking a lot about death and Heaven lately. Sometimes they're just matter-of-fact and other times they're filled with anxiety. I remember experiencing the same thing, even at an older age, so I'm not at all surprised by this. Still, it doesn't make it easy. ... I Can Only Imagine

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5 Stars

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Magic Of Motherhood

Magic Of Motherhood

On 6/7 SK Bell wrote: Lately I’ve been enjoying reading an essay from TheMagic of Motherhood at random times throughout the day. One after my morning devotional, one while I give the baby a nap, one when everybody’s playing in the afternoon, one in the tub or while Ryan tucks the big kids in. I love motherhood. And marriage, ... The Magic of Motherhood

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4 Stars

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God Loves Mommy and Me

God Loves Mommy and Me

On 3/22 SK Bell wrote: We have found so much joy in our one-on-one dates with the kids. Things have been a little (a lot) hectic for us around here over the past couple of months so one-on-one dates have sadly taken a hit. We have grand plans to make them happen every weekend… but we often find our schedule changing at the ... God Loves Mommy and Me

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5 Stars

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Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

On 3/12 SK Bell wrote: I want to review Because You're Mine (honestly) without giving away any spoilers… but that’s hard to do! So pardon the weird vagueness. Basically, I really liked this book. I always want to read more Christian fiction but struggle to find any that really reels me in the way I like. This one did a ... Christian Fiction: Because You're Mine

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4 Stars

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Good Good Father for Little Ones

Good Good Father for Little Ones

On 1/31 SK Bell wrote: I recently read two books that really spoke to me about the kinds of children’s books I’m keeping around the house. That probably sounds silly. Any ways, they got me really thinking about wanting to be a little more intentional about the books we keep in our shelves so I’ve been trying to ... Book Review: Good Good Father for Little Ones

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5 Stars

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What Falls From the Sky

What Falls From the Sky

On 1/16 SK Bell wrote: We noticed very early on in our marriage that TV and the Internet were not good for us. We were newlyweds, which used to mean that you were spending all of your time holding hands and starry-eyed, but instead we were staring at screens and saying in a zombie-like trance, “Let’s do something together ... Internet-Free Challenge

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4 Stars

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Raising An Original

Raising An Original

On 1/7 SK Bell wrote: I’ve gotten a whole lot of parenting advice over the past four years. Most of it has been terrible for my own family. All of it has contradicted the advice of someone else. Spank! Don’t ever spank! Day care is really important for social development. Try not to put them in day care if you can help ... Book Review: Raising an Original

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Riley Unlikely

Riley Unlikely

On 12/4 SK Bell wrote: We use Compassion International to sponsor a boy in Uganda and a girl in Rwanda so I am always excited to read books about young people making a difference in Africa.Riley Unlikely actually takes place in Kenya, so lots of things are of course very different than they are for our kids in Uganda or Rwanda, ... Book Review: Riley Unlikely by Riley Banks-Snyder

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4 Stars

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God Bless My Friends

God Bless My Friends

On 11/6 SK Bell wrote: It's been rainy and cold here this week (my favorite!) so my kiddos and I excitedly curled up on the couch the other day with our newest book, God Bless My Friends by Hannah Hall.This was a cute little rhyming book, written in the style of a prayer. I really liked it. It emphasized both thankfulness ... Book Review: God Bless My Friends by Hannah Hall

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4 Stars

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Goodnight, Manger

Goodnight, Manger

On 10/27 SK Bell wrote: We are avid readers at our house and are always happy to read a story about Jesus to our kids.We have and love Goodnight Ark so I was excited to share Goodnight Manger with my monkeys. I thought it was very cute but my kids were kind of neutral about it. I am guessing they’ll be more excited for it ... Book Review: Goodnight Manger by Laura Sassi

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4 Stars

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Starry-Eyed

Starry-Eyed

On 10/18 SK Bell wrote: I was very much intrigued by the description of Starry Eyed and it didn’t disappoint. Mandy Arioto is a complex woman (as we all are) and it really shows in her writing. I loved reading about her childhood, marriage, friendships, faith, and deepest thoughts… often all in one essay. She weaved her ... Book Review: Starry Eyed by Mandy Arioto

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4 Stars

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Uninvited

Uninvited

On 9/4 SK Bell wrote: I have struggled all my life with feelings of inadequacy, loneliness, anxiety, insecurities, you name it. I saw the description of this book online and immediately bookmarked it because I knew it was one that would be helpful for me. Sure enough, it was! I love Lysa TerKeurst's writing and this one is ... Book Review: Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

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4 Stars

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Outlaw Christian

Outlaw Christian

On 8/15 SK Bell wrote: I have a lot of thoughts and opinions on this subject and I’m having trouble writing about it without going a little overboard. Bear with me!The older I get, the more I believe that faith is as unique as the person feeling it. My faith is very different from the faith of someone who has battled cancer, ... Book Review: Outlaw Christian by Jacqueline A. Bussie

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4 Stars

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Young and Beardless

Young and Beardless

On 7/28 SK Bell wrote: We started watching Duck Dynasty a few months ago. They say “stupid,” “idiot,” and “crap” pretty much constantly so it’s not totally great to watch around a three-year-old who repeats everything he hears but in general we like it.                ... Book Review: Young and Beardless by John Luke Robertson

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4 Stars

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The Seven Laws of Love

The Seven Laws of Love

On 5/15 SK Bell wrote: I thought this book, TheSeven Laws of Love by Dave Willis, would be a marriage book. It does focus a lot on marriage, but it actually talked a lot about love in general as the Bible tells us to do. It talks about loving our children, neighbors, enemies, ourselves… definitely a pretty well-rounded read. ... Book Review: The Seven Laws of Love by Dave Willis

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4 Stars

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If I Run

If I Run

On 3/25 SK Bell wrote: I have wanted to delve into the world of Christian fiction for years but have never had any real luck with it. I just didn’t know where to go, really. I mostly like suspense/thriller novels and those always seemed hard to come by in the Christian genres. Maybe they used to be, or maybe it was just ... Book Review: If I Run by Terri Blackstock

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3 Stars

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12 Days in Africa

12 Days in Africa

On 3/7 SK Bell wrote: We say all the time we’d like to visit the children we sponsor through Compassion International someday. Right now we sponsor a boy in Uganda, and then of course we sponsor Ayingeneyein Rwanda through this blog. 12 Days in Africa by Lisa Sanders talks about her 12 days spent visiting Uganda through ... Book Review: 12 Days in Africa by Lisa Sanders

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4 Stars

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Little One, God Loves You

Little One, God Loves You

On 2/20 SK Bell wrote: We have a super sweet new favorite book around here today! We got Little One, God Loves You by Amy Warren Hilliker in the mail right after lunch and we've probably read it at least ten times. After dinner Baby B brought it to me to read, then she took it over to Daddy and had him read ... Book Review: Little One, God Loves You by Amy Warren Hilliker

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5 Stars

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Jesus Today Devotions for Kids

Jesus Today Devotions for Kids

On 2/5 SK Bell wrote: I’ve mentioned it many times, but I like to start my day with a little inspiration. A chapter of a good inspiring book and a daily devotional always set the pace for the rest of my day. On the days we have errands and I don’t have time to start like this, I notice.I like to also make sure my kids ... Book Review- Jesus Today: Devotional for Kids by Sarah Young

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3 Stars

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