Haunted

I feel the dreams lurking in the corners of my room after I wake. They drain my day. This strange amalgam of fiction and reality...

Hope in I AM: Reflections on Exodus 3:14-15

Israel spent 430 years in Egypt. Once a refuge, it had become a prison. Their struggle was relentless, their pain exponential. …and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his... Continue Reading →

Worst Reads of 2020

Since I read with such relish, it's only fitting that those that don't suit my taste are spewed forth with vehemence. Below are my 10 least favorite reads from 2020. Prepare for my version of bookish vitriol. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith Precious Ramotswe has set up the first ladies... Continue Reading →

Best Christian & Theology Reads of 2020

The emotional fluxes of a long, difficult pregnancy laid me pretty low for most of 2020. I spent much of my time in bed, fighting off the demons of depression and debilitating nausea. God lifted my vacillating spirits through his word, sermons, and the teaching and testimony of other believers in books. I learned so... Continue Reading →

Favorite Nonfiction Reads of 2020

I love the way good fiction swallows you. I always get far too emotionally involved in the stories. Due to pregnancy and postpartum emotional ups and downs, fiction was difficult to pick up this year. I lost sleep over stories that I was too worried to pick up and finish. I eventually put aside most... Continue Reading →

Favorite Fiction Reads of 2020

In 2020 I read over 160 books. Most of them were of the nonfiction variety, so picking my favorite fiction reads was a lot easier this year than in 2019. Here they are from least to greatest, my top 10 fiction reads from 2020. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne I read a... Continue Reading →

Welcome Home Little Pippi

This is the precious reason why I spent most of 2020 in bed. And this post is looooong overdue. Introducing Piper Joy Svendsen! Born on at 5:22am on October 2, 2020. 8lbs 4oz and 20 inches. She is now two months old and I am so thankful that God gifted her to us. I hate... Continue Reading →

February 2020 Book List

January started my reading year well. My favorite book was probably Watership Down but only time will tell if it makes it onto my Top Reads Wrap-up for 2020. I didn't read as many books in February because of many personal goings-on. But I still squeezed in enough to keep my tally on the rise.... Continue Reading →

January 2020 Book List

Total book count for 2019: 561 That number still kind of blows my mind a little. I know a lot of them are picture books, but it's still pretty crazy to me. Mostly because I still believe I don't read anywhere near fast enough. I WANT TO READ ALL THE BOOKS! My pledge this year... Continue Reading →

10 Favorite Comic Reads of 2019

I read over 500 books last year from various genres, many of them children's picture books. When I tried to cut them down to my top 10 reads for the year, it was basically impossible. So I've split them up into multiple posts. This post is dedicated to my favorite graphic novel and comic collection... Continue Reading →

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