Monday, April 23, 2018

Military Monday: It Isn't The Same

Welcome to another Military Monday!

Upon marrying a military man I learned that there is a LOT to know about life as a military spouse. Mondays are my day to talk about the things I am learning, the new language, military news and current events. Sometimes I post encouraging videos, stories, and cartoons as well.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Title Tuesday: Helper By Design

Welcome to  Title Tuesday, my favorite day of the week! This day is dedicated to book suggestions, news, cartoons, and reviews. I write this portion of my blog because I am a big believer in the motivational speaker Charlie Jones' quote which says, "You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” I try to meet as many new people as possible and to read everything I can. This is my way of sharing that information with you. You can see a visual summary of the books I have reviewed for both adults and children over on my Facebook page. If you are interested in understanding my rating system for books you can read my Book Review Explanation here and What I Believe here. If you want to check out what I am currently reading or what I want to read next, friend me on Goodreads!

I am so glad to be back writing. Thank you all for your prayers and support while we were in the hospital with our sweet little girl. I will be posting  a family update in the very near future. 

For now, lets get back to #TitleTuesday!

As you know, I like to read. In preparation for Kenna's birth I decided to set a reading goal for 2018. In my plan to make 2018 my best year so far I shared that I am following Jami Balmet's 2018 Reading Plan. So far I have enjoyed 90% of the books on the list. 

The one that I struggled to get through was "Helper by Design" by Elyse Fitzpaterick. Don't get me wrong, the book is good but it is very simple. Fitzpatrick teaches things like becoming one with your spouse, submission to your husband, and loving your husband because Christ first loved you. All of these are great lessons that should be taught prior to marriage or early on in the newly married stages. 

However, if you have been a Christian wife following the teachings of the Bible and acting out biblical womanhood for any length of time most of this book will be a repeat of what you already know. The book is very familiar. It might be better for you to move on to meatier subjects rather than rehashing what the Bible has already clearly laid out. 

Overall I would give this book a solid B. It is a good tool to have on your shelf for a specific audience. This book would be an excellent  resource for a young woman that is soon to be married or maybe even if she is newly married. If you are further along in your faith and you have been walking in biblical womanhood for some time I would suggest you spend  your time elsewhere. 


Monday, April 16, 2018

Military Monday: Being There

Welcome to another Military Monday!

Upon marrying a military man I learned that there is a LOT to know about life as a military spouse. Mondays are my day to talk about the things I am learning, the new language, military news and current events. Sometimes I post encouraging videos, stories, and cartoons as well.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thoughtful Thursday: Week 15

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday. Normally this is where I post things that catch my attention or inspire me from across the internet. (Most of the images and their links can be found here.)  I post these pictures in hopes that they will make you smile as well. This year I thought I might include my list each week from the 52 Lists for Happiness Journal that I posted about at the start of the year.  I hope you have a beautiful Thursday. 


What things do you want to say no to? 

If you join me in this little project, use the hashtag #52HappyLists to see what everyone else is writing about! 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Military Monday: How to Prepare for a PCS

Welcome to another Military Monday!

Upon marrying a military man I learned that there is a LOT to know about life as a military spouse. Mondays are my day to talk about the things I am learning, the new language, military news and current events. Sometimes I post encouraging videos, stories, and cartoons as well.





Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thoughtful Thursday: Week 14

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday. Normally this is where I post things that catch my attention or inspire me from across the internet. (Most of the images and their links can be found here.)  I post these pictures in hopes that they will make you smile as well. This year I thought I might include my list each week from the 52 Lists for Happiness Journal that I posted about at the start of the year.  I hope you have a beautiful Thursday. 


What are you passionate about?

If you join me in this little project, use the hashtag #52HappyLists to see what everyone else is writing about!