Thursday, July 30, 2015

Change in Scenery

This space was empty for a little longer than I intended. You know that is true when I had drafts to talk about a summer bucket list and about our year round schooling and it is almost August.

We have had rollercoaster seasons in our lives before but the past few months have been full of the most excitement, a little fear and more joy than we can say in words for our family.

We made the leap and moved to the Raleigh area a week ago! This came after much prayer, talking and it only took one visit in June for us to fall in love with the area. Then we decided to take it bigger and ask God to move us soon. After months of not having a good work atmosphere at Josh's job his position was terminated and we received our answer almost two weeks after praying big. We both were surprisingly relieved and ready to move!

For most of July we were able to have a refresher and stay with my in laws while we transitioned to a new state, find a new job and new home. God had a plan all along and it actually was greater than we were expecting for his job and our new home.

Our little apartment is cute (pictures to come), the boys are loving the pool on these hot days and I am so grateful. We even found our local library the other day and picked up our first bag full of books.

I just want to encourage you to pray big and pray for the sun to stand still. Pray deep, dream big. It can happen with His plans and your feet moving forward.

I have some big dreams for this little space online and plan to share more on Monday. I can't wait to have a community here with each of you.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

May Book Periodical

This month I surprisingly read through a few books even though I spent as much time as I could outside at the parks, in the garden and near a pond or two.

Still Alice by Lisa Genova 
I read this for my first book in the book club I started and it was beautiful, gripping and seemed so real. I really enjoyed how the writing progressed and show Alice slowly slipping into Alzheimer's, now to watch the movie. Definitely recommend and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick
My friend Allie and I send each other books via snail mail and this was one she recently sent me and I couldn't believe I never have read it till now. It was thought provoking, honest and inspiring. Definitely recommend.

The Heiress of Winterwood by Sarah Ladd
This was a surprising little addition to my book pile this month. I had been wanting to dig into this series and I am so happy I found it at the library. It almost has a little Jane Austen feel but in a different era.

Taken by Dee Henderson
I have always loved this author's style of writing and this one didn't disappoint. I love these kind of thrillers and I read through it in a few days. Definitely a must read.

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
I have really enjoyed a few other books by this author but this one didn't impress me. It had too many foul words and didn't exactly have morals like her other ones. A neat storyline as it followed three different families and it was interesting how they linked up but I only gave it 3 stars out of 5.

Currently I am reading At Home in Mitford and it is a nice, calm read. Really enjoying the small town feel of it. I also just picked up a stack of books from the library the other day and am hoping to get through them this month! What have you been reading?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sky Spills Over {review}

I have always been a long time fan of Michael W. Smith and his passion and inspiration he has brought to the Christian community with worship music. He recently came out with his latest CD- Sovereign and the video is now out for one of the songs- Sky Spills Over.

It is a beautiful, energetic song and the video is a perfect mix of this. You can check it out here. Don't forget to grab a copy of his CD!

Sky Spills Over has beautiful lyrics and my favorite is:

Can you hear
Can you hear that thunder
Sing His name, sing it out
'Til the sky spills over

I hope this brings some inspiration to your weekend! 

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting for letting me review, these words are my own.