{Off the Shelf} The Chronicles of Narnia

In a recent post, I mentioned how much I used to love reading books to our children when they were little. We’d often take trips to the public library to get fresh supply, but I also bought many great books for our kids’ shelves. During that time we were also driving between New Jersey and Read More …

{Off the Shelf} “Coming Up for Air” by Margaret Becker

Have you ever spent a weekend with a large group of people? Maybe a retreat or a conference? I’ve been to many of both. And, as an introvert, a large group of people extended over a couple of days is a serious stretch for me. I LOVE people. In small quantities. Briefly. Only because, as Read More …

{Off the Shelf} Your Love Never Fails by Jesus Culture

I’m usually several steps (months/years) behind my daughter in music. She has been my “DJ” since our rides together to high school. Her brother would sit/sleep in the back seat, while she rode shotgun with one hand on the radio dial. She flipped from station to station to edit out commercials and crude language, landing Read More …

{Off the Shelf} “The Quarter Acre Farm” by Spring Warren

How could I NOT immediately become a friend to a woman with a name like Spring? It’s my favorite season, when all is new and blooming. (Of course, she has no idea who I am, but that’s okay.) Spring Warren wrote a book that I picked up for my Kindle called, “The Quarter Acre Farm.” Read More …

{Off the Shelf} “The Emotionally Healthy Woman” by Geri Scazzero

I enjoy reading, for the most part. I don’t enjoy reading books other people make me read (think school) because I’m stubborn …and fall asleep easily on books that bore me. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve napped on an open book. They aren’t even comfortable. But book-napping is definitely more fun than Read More …