Fantastic Gift for Every Wife: The Homeschooling Housewife

ArynThe Family Library11 Comments

Homeschooling Housewife

Happy Friday! I hope today is good to you! Mondays can be tough sometimes, even for the Homeschooling Housewife! It can be hard to get motivated and moving, with “no one looking over your shoulder” – except that’s not really true, is it? As a Homeschooling Housewife, we have kids watching us. A husband who sees a glimpse at the end of the day. Hopefully a community of other like-minded moms that we do things with (classes, field trips, play dates…). Most importantly, our Savior! He who promised: Never to leave us (Joshua 1.5), To guide us (Psalm 48:14), To rescue, … Read More

Christmas Embers: Family Relationships Tested to the Max

ArynThe Family Library19 Comments

Christmas Embers

Name of book: Christmas Embers Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Contemporary Christmas Release Date: November 25, 2016 It’s a truth universally unacknowledged that sin will hunt you down and advertise its presence the moment you try to hide it. Emily Byrne sits in her daughter’s classroom listening to the deepest wishes of twenty kindergarteners as she sketches them. But when little Joey Cordell breaks down, weeping and insisting the only thing he wants to find is his father, she isn’t sure where her Christmas project will take her. Davia Cordell came to Rockland for one purpose–find her son’s father before she dies. An ex-prostitute, she’s … Read More

Best Kids Christmas Stories That Inspire Faith

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library26 Comments

Best Christmas Stories

Well, I only had my basket of Christmas stories out for 3 days, and I had already been “scolded” for not having a post up about my favorite children’s Christmas books. So I am putting together a list for your enjoyment. Took a few days, but I hope you find it helpful!! *Please note that this post contains affiliate links (for your convenience), which at no cost to you, provide me with a small income to cover the cost of running this blog. I only recommend things that we use and like. You can see my full disclosure here. I … Read More

The Word That Came Off The Page And Into Our Hearts

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library14 Comments

The Word That Came Off The Page

Today, we have a special treat! We have a guest post from Bailey, who blogs over at The Thin Place. today she is sharing with us about The Word! A great way to prepare ourselves for this Christmas season! The following is an except from my upcoming devotional, “His Name Shall Be Called.” I hope you will join me in intentionally preparing our hearts for Christmas by studying the names of Christ this Advent. Click here to sign up to receive a free copy of the ebook devotional upon its release.   When I taught English grammar, I began each year … Read More

Bachelor Missions: A Faith Adventure to Remember

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library24 Comments

Bachelor Missions Purpose

Welcome to another Celebrate Lit Book Review: The Bachelor Missions: Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap (Book One) I received a free copy of this book to review, but my thoughts are my own, I was not required to leave a positive review. Note this post contains affiliate links, you may read my full disclosure here. Name of book: The Bachelor Missions Author: Jes Drew The good-guys, the bad-guys, and the wild card- it’s the ultimate game of cloak and dagger… Jes Drew lives with her mom, dad, younger sister (the illustrious Nicki Chapelway), four younger brothers (yes, four), and two dogs. She … Read More

5 Incredible Authors Who Inspire And Encourage Hope

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library20 Comments

Authors of Hope

Hey, It’s Authors Day!! I couldn’t decide on my top favorite author, so I decided to share with you some of my favorite nonfiction authors who inspire hope in different ways. In most of these books, you’ll find laughter, tears, growth opportunities, plenty to think about and learn from. We often struggle with hope. Losing It, Finding it, Knowing if it’s even possible. And yet, God offers us Hope. A Joyful Expectation, Confident that He is Faithful. We can claim hope along with so many other gifts God freely gives us. Lets explore these few authors and their books. Most … Read More

Allegories, Adventures and Dragons, Oh My!

ArynThe Church Library, The Family Library19 Comments

Dragons can teach us Faith

Note, this post contains affiliate links. please see my full disclosure here. Do you like Dragons? I do. The good ones, anyway. If you give them half a chance, they can show you some of the best characteristics, the ones that inspire you to Live as Jesus wants you to. And the bad dragons, well, they show you what the consequences are for bad choices, and what you REALLY don’t want to look like. You can have some of the Best Adventures with Dragons, especially when written from an Allegory or Inspirational standpoint. Sometimes it’s easier to see Truth, and Act … Read More