The Organized Heart is a small, but powerful guide to help you understand what you really need to get your life under control. So many of...moreThe Overview
The Organized Heart is a small, but powerful guide to help you understand what you really need to get your life under control. So many of us long to be organized and yet find ourselves frustrated over and over again. Instead of giving you 101 things to do to make your life more organized, Eastin writes about the heart of the matter.
This is a Cruciform Press book which means it's easy to read for all of us - even those who don't have a lot of time. The chapters are few and short. Each one ends with a 3 to 4 questions that help you as an individual process what you have just read.
I enjoyed being challenged by this book and also rejoicing as I saw places where I have grown. This thought-provoking read made me stop and think through why I do what I do and where I need to change. I also really appreciated this book because I did not have to wade through list after list of ideas to find the one that fits my life. Instead this is the frame work, therefore being applicable to all, and giving room to apply the lessons learned in a way that really works for you.
I want to recommend this book to anyone who is not organized and desires to be - this will be the encouragement you need and probably haven't gotten. For those who already are organized, you need to read this in order to check your motivations. And lastly, for those who don't know where you fit or maybe know you're not organized and have no desire to be, you will be challenged by this book, too.(less)
Heidi St. John writes this book to the busy, homeschooling moms who desire to heal or help their marriage. It is a friend-to-friend conver...moreThe Overview
Heidi St. John writes this book to the busy, homeschooling moms who desire to heal or help their marriage. It is a friend-to-friend conversation about ourselves in the role of "wife" as well as our marriages. Within these pages you will find real hope and help for both a floundering marriage and one that just needs a "dose of energy". Heidi addresses some of the main struggles that we all face as we try to balance being wife, mother, teacher, and more. She then offers practical suggestions that will help you figure out a solution for your own life - no one size fits all answers in this book!
Not only is the tone of this book that of a heart-to-heart conversation with a best friend, but it is also in simple words that are easy for your exhausted mind to grasp as you read in your late night, free moments. It is also what I call an "easy pick-up and put-down" book - making it a great one to read when you only have a few minutes here and there to read. Being only 10 chapters long, you could easily read this in less than two weeks at a chapter per day, or perhaps 3 hours if you have that chunk of time to do so.
I greatly appreciated Heidi's honesty and faithfulness to the Word of God when she explains that it is not worth (nor Biblical) to homeschool your kids at the sacrifice of your marriage.
There really is not a downside to this book. However, if you know without question that your marriage is on the rocks, you should probably read other marriage books that deal more with the heart issues of marriage as this one is a bit more surface level.
This is a great encouragement for any homeschool moms or moms who plan to homeschool.(less)
This is the 5th book in the Miller's Creek Series which each stand alone, yet include some of the same well-loved characters each time. As...moreThe Overview
This is the 5th book in the Miller's Creek Series which each stand alone, yet include some of the same well-loved characters each time. As usual, Cathy writes a beautiful love story that is woven together with the Gospel making this a refreshing and relaxing read.
A Bridge Unbroken will capture your attention and be hard to put down with it's intrigue and tenderness. While it's a fairly thick book at 36 chapters, most readers will be able to finish this book in 5 or 6 hours.
Once again, the highlight for me is a story that glorifies God rather than just feeding my desire to be entertained. Reading this book is relaxing, encouraging, and clean. The plot is true to life and is realistic in every way, but in a way that honors Christ and builds up the reader.
Hmmmm.....does the fact that the story ends count?! Otherwise, none!
Read it! If you've already read the first 4 books, you will enjoy yet another set in the small town of Miller's Creek. And if you have not...well, what are you waiting for?! Enjoy!(less)
This is a fun story to read aloud to your children. It was a great story that wasn't too sad, was full of history, and a good length to keep their att...moreThis is a fun story to read aloud to your children. It was a great story that wasn't too sad, was full of history, and a good length to keep their attention.(less)