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Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life – Eric Greitens

I recently saw Eric Greitens featured on a news program.  I was intrigued by the path he had taken in life.  He is a Rhodes Scholar and humanitarian leader who decided to join the Navy and become a SEAL.  After serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, he came home and founded a non-profit (The Mission Continues) […]

The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance – Ben Sasse

After hearing positive reports about this book from a number of people whose beliefs span the gamut of political ideologies, my interest was peaked, and I decided to check it out for myself.  Ben Sasse has written a timely book about our country and the challenges we face as a society.  He explores each topic […]

Get Out of That Pit: Straight Talk About God’s Deliverance – Beth Moore

Get Out of That Pit, which is based on Psalm 40, has been re-released as a tenth anniversary edition.  Moore has written a highly engaging text that provides a strong scriptural foundation for positive change.  Whether the struggle one is facing is big or small, Get Out of That Pit is an encouraging read that […]

Favorite First Day of School Book!

This post is a flash from the past.  It was originally published in 2011.

The Kissing Hand is an old favorite to read at the start of the school year.  Little Chester Raccoon is hesitant to leave his mother’s side and go to school.  She assures him that he will love school once he is […]

Blogging Vacation

I am going to enjoy the final weeks of summer having fun with our daughter.  My next new post will be August 21st.

The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments: Awesome Things To Do With Your Parents, Babysitters and Other Adults – Rachel Miller, Holly Homer, and Jamie Harrington

Our little lady loves science, and we have had a number of science experiment books over the years.  This one is by far our favorite.  First, the layout of the book is terrific.  Experiments are divided into four sections: Kitchen Chemistry, Physics and Making Things Move, Exploring the World, and The Human Body.  Each experiment […]