What I'm Reading

With a new month, comes a new reading list. I’m still finishing up Swipe Right, from last month’s selections, but looking forward to what’s next. Here’s What I’m Reading in April Old-Earth Creationism on Trial by Tim Chaffey & Jason Lisle – The girls and I have focused a lot of our morning apologetics discussions on the age of the earth. We recently watched a broadcast of a talk Ken Ham gave about dinosaurs at a church in Georgia. On a survey of twenty-somethings many confessed that though many still believed  that the Bible is God’s Word, the idea that the earth is millions of years old, caused them to doubt the Bible. This inspired us to do a bit of our own research on the ‘millions of years’ theory. Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery – I read Anne of Green Gables in the 8th grade. I remember enjoying it but all the details of the story are pretty much forgotten. I heard Netflix is premiering an original series next month, so I want to refresh my memory before it airs. If My Husband Would Change, I’d Be Happy (& Other Myths Wives Believe) by Rhonda Stoppe – I picked upREAD MORE

The High Calling of Motherhood

I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of The High Calling of Motherhood, by Chimene Shipley Dupler, and I gotta say I was very blessed by it. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post. Chimene is the founder of the Passion4Moms ministry; which holds a yearly conference to encourage moms of all ages and stages of parenting. She is also a speaker on marriage and parenting topics and former social worker. Mothering is hard because it comes from the heart. I have a friend who absolutely loves children, and in turn, children flock to her. For years, she’s expressed her innermost wish is to become a mother, and though she is married to a great man who also longs for a family, they’ve both put it off in fear of what the future might bring. They’re not ready, they say. At the immature ages of 18 and 19, my husband and I were not ready for parenthood, and we were still not ready when our second child was born a year later. I don’t know if anyone is actually ever ready for parenthood. My oldest is now 21 and still feel like a rookie.READ MORE

What I'm Reading

Last month’s reading selection is taking a little longer to complete than I expected; nevertheless, March is here, and with it is a new set of books I’ll be diving into in the next few days. Here’s What I’m Reading in March The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by AVI – The girls and I picked this one out as our read aloud for March, and I gotta say we are really liking it. It’s the story of a 13-year-old girl’s journey from Liverpool to Rhode Island as the only female passenger on a merchant ship. We’re only a few chapters in, but we’re hooked! Swipe Right by Levi Lusko – Pastor Levi is well-known for his raw honesty, transparency and no-nonsense approach to pretty much any subject. Swipe Right addresses love, sex, and romance from a biblical perspective. 10 Reasons to Trust the Bible by Don Stewart – I’m a big fan of Don Stewart and his ability to explain the most complex subject in the simplest way. I’m looking forward to finishing this one later this week. Already Gone by Ken Ham & Britt Beemer – I’ve read this one 4 times in the last 5 years, and every time I read it,READ MORE

Brooklyn Bat Boy | The Musings of Mum

I’m joining hundreds of bloggers across the web in the Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Our book is Brooklyn Bat Boy, written by Geoff Griffin.  I’m excited this day is finally here, because I can’t wait to share this book with you. (I received a free copy of Brooklyn Bat Boy to write this review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, see my full disclosure here.) When I found out my girls and I would be reviewing a book that was centered on baseball, I was a little worried. You see, I planned to read it with my 9 and 11-year-old girls. We’re not baseball fans, never have been, and I was concerned about keeping them engaged. When the book arrived and I showed it to the girls I got a couple of blank stares and one very sassy “are you kidding me?”. After explaining what the book was about, both were just a tad more open to sticking around. About The Book Brooklyn Bat Boy is the story of Bobby Kelly, a boy who gets the opportunity of a lifetime.  Bobby gets hired as the Brooklyn Dodgers bat boy, during the “1947 baseball season that changedREAD MORE