• Book Review: Fearless Parenting by Sarah Blount

    “Why would I even want to bring a child into this wicked world?”. Words uttered from my very own mouth. Words I wasn’t quite convinced of but my struggle to have children left me grasping for all the reasons why it would be better if I just didn’t… Even though God had really laid it on my heart. But seriously, why? So much pain, disaster, acts of evil that leave brokenness and death in its wake… Perhaps one of the reasons this book pulled me in so quickly is because a variation of that same question came right at the beginning. Words I identied with…then…and now. Because this world is…

  • Book Review: Desperate

    Confession: I’ve had this book for two years. And it took me at least a year and a half to read it cover to cover, starting over more times than I can remember to count. This is not because the book wasn’t captivating. I think God needed me to hear (read) the beginning chapters several times. Social media has given us a very skewed perception of the actual struggle of motherhood. Pictures full of smiles, hugs, fun outings and elaborately thought out projects for the little ones fill our news feeds. As does accomplishments and celebrations. And when that other side, the ugly side, of child behavior and mommy struggle…