• Best Books
    Blogging

    Best Books of 2018

    I’ve always been an avid reader. Some of the best books I’ve had the pleasure of reading through the years have been ones I’ve acquired from the library and Goodwill. But lately I’ve been using Audible to listen to my books since I’m a busy mom of six. Audible makes a great addition to those long car rides, by the way. I’d highly recommend it. I just added this beauty this morning. I actually already own the paperback version of Ruth Soukup’s Living Well Spending Less, but it’s so good that I’m reading it a THIRD time on Audible. This time I’ll be listening and typing notes for myself whereas…

  • Guardrails Heart of the Matter
    Church and Faith

    Guardrails: Guard Your Heart

    Guard Your Heart In the final installation in the Guardrail series, Andy talks about the heart, and the importance of guarding it. Of all the guardrails we place in our lives, be it in our marriage, friendships, finances, or academic, none of those compare to the ones we place around our heart. Guardrails, as mentioned previously, are placed in our lives within the safety zone. They’re there to light up our conscience BEFORE it’s too late. They make us feel uneasy if we start edging toward a line. They’re personal standards we hold ourselves to, but we have no right to impose those on others. They’re personal. So where I…