Writing faith-based stories that are both entertaining and relevant can be difficult. Every story has a message, and as artists, our messages are one of the main reasons we share our work. In this book, Mary teaches us how to write stories that capture the attention of our audiences while effectively conveying our messages. She also includes helpful tips for overcoming adversity.
The Lies We Told by Camilla Way is the perfect read for those who love psychological thrillers. Fans of Ruth Ware (In a Dark, Dark Wood), Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the Train), or Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), will be the ideal readers for this one.
If you're looking for an unputdownable book, this one is for you! Watch the video for a more.
Katie Coughran’s How to Be a Minimalist with Kids is packed with helpful tips to not only rid yourself of excess stuff but also how to minimize your life in other ways. I love that she spends time addressing how to mentally de-stress by removing things/obligations that don’t bring you joy. I particularly found the Burn Book idea and the calendar dots helpful. I’ll definitely be incorporating these into my life.
Happy Halloween! It's a beautiful fall day. My windows are open and the screen doors are allowing the cool breeze to fill the house. My favorite harvest Yankee Candle (affiliate link) is permeating every corner of the room with the sweet smell of autumn spices. I love this time of year for many reasons, but the warm colors and nice weather aren’t the only things that draw me in. I also enjoy spooky tales, stories including ghosts and ghouls.
It was a Monday. Agh. I'd soared through my to-do list wishing that I'd stop putting unrealistic deadlines on myself--stop creating my own disappointment (as if that was ever going to happen). But Monday had something to say. Something unexpected and somewhat random.
I can hardly believe that it's nearly mid-October. We've been busy remodeling a camper, traveling, and trying to find rest whenever possible. We often laugh about how we couldn't imagine life being anymore full--full of joy, chaos, busyness, and obligations--but the truth is, all of that makes life so special and worth while. It's the bustling of engagements, dinners with family, work, and travel that makes this beautiful life wonderful.