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As a teenager and then single adult, I thought organization meant neat shelves and matching totes, and I could actually get all if my work done without writing a single to do list!  I found out life requires much more than that. Reality hit me as a young wife and mother, as a family in full time ministry, and then as a home schooling mom.  I wish I had read this book much sooner! David Allen has been called one of the world’s most influential thinkers on productivity...

Deb Brammer has done it again.  This sequel to “Broken Windows” follows the same vein of wholesome Christian fiction for young adults. I enjoyed the discussion beginning in chapter 10 about relative truth vs absolute truth, and real vs. fake conversion.  Deb Brammer demonstrates her thorough understanding of far Eastern thought and the difficulties of cross-cultural communication.   I especially love how normal Christian life* is woven into the story. ...

America fought not just one war for independence; it fought two.  The War of 1812 threatened to be the downfall of our fledgling nation, but John Quincy Adams and his wife, Louisa, were instrumental in raising her up from the ashes.   Although the author used simile and metaphor much too much, I still enjoyed the journey through the Adams’s correspondence and diaries.  Some of the important points of diplomacy and treaties were witnessed by John Q. Adams. ...

Reading through the whole Bible ought to be a basic discipline for every Christian.  This is the Book we love.  It is our basis for life and godliness.  How can we live in the way God wants if we don’t read it?  This year,  I chose the chronological schedule, and loved it!  Years ago I had read through a printed Chronological Bible but had forgotten how helpful this method was.   Job is read toward the beginning of the year since Job lived...

Now THIS is Christian fiction.  Deb Brammer had me at the first chapter, and I’m not just saying that. I don’t read a whole lot of fiction these days, but I’ve loved Deb’s articles and helps for small church ministry on her blog, www.DebBrammer.com.  Her books are an extension of her widespread and faithful ministry.  “Broken Windows” is recognizable  to me.   These are the situations and conversations that I am...

I enjoy Dorothy Patterson.  Her contributions to the complementarian view of womanhood have been invaluable!  This book is also a great addition to the pastor’s wife’s library.   The main body of the book reads like Emily Post’s Guide to Manners.  She tells the pastor’s wife how to act and even what to wear and what to say in a variety of ministry areas.  Her advice for home life is quite detailed.  Perhaps she was just trying...

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