Book Reviews: 2012 Edition

Hi friends!

Recently, I posted my review of Jessica Chambers' recent novel Dark is the Sky. As many of you know, I took a little hiatus after the summer from the blog, keeping my posts down to a minimum and halting book reviews and author interviews until further notice.

Now, I feel it's time to get back in the saddle and return to what I love doing.

This blog has really given me some amazing opportunities, and I'm grateful for all the connections I've made- both personal and professional- as a result.

I've enjoyed posting almost daily for the last month, and I've finally gotten to a place where the little things in life that should bring me joy are doing just that. They're not stressing me out any longer, and I will need your prayers to help keep it that way.

You see, I have a terrible habit of wanting more free time to not be so busy. But then, when things slow down, I feel the need to fill up my time. And the cycle continues until I'm so stressed I just want to stop everything.

In 2012, my prayer for myself is that the Lord will help open my eyes both to where my efforts are best served, and where I can afford to say no.

I'm about to start graduate school again, after a 6 month break, and my husband and I are fairly certain we'll soon be taking over as leaders for our small group. These things are all cause for celebration (except for the fact that our sweet friends- Nate and Maria- are moving to Miami), but I find myself feeling hesitant and nervous about it all. I like being busy, but I've enjoyed a more simple life.

I just need balance.

So that's my prayer for this year, among other things.

All of that to say I'll be posting my review of Dustin Maher's fitness book Fit Moms for Life: How to Have Endless Energy to Outplay Your Kids on Wednesday, and I'm currently reading a second book to be reviewed on Valentine's Day. I'm happy about getting back to reading and writing, and I hope my wonderful readers will help keep me sane as we take on more adventures in 2012!

Thanks so much for all your support and love! It means more than I can say.

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