Movie Review: War Room

Movie Review: War Room

Originally posted on suburbanthoughts:
War Room opens this weekend! Go see it! Opening weekend is the most important weekend to see a new movie. Take the time to support this film. My thoughts: We saw Courageous a few years ago, so when I heard the same guys (the Kendrick Brothers) made another movie I was…

The BIG Book Giveaway!

The BIG Book Giveaway!

Happy 3rd-anniversary suburbanthoughts!! Back in May the idea of a big book giveaway began to form in my mind. It was about that time I noticed the number of blog followers inching closer to the 1,000 milestone, then in July, we reached over a thousand followers!  That’s one of the best blog “birthday” presents ever. … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Bethany!

Happy Birthday, Bethany! Ten years ago, you were born three weeks early, surprising us with your early arrival. You have since shown us that you like to live life to the fullest, full speed ahead. Each year we look back, thinking about how you have grown and changed. This year, I’ve seen the biggest change in … Continue reading

Book Review/Giveaway: Simply Mad

Book Review/Giveaway: Simply Mad

Madeline Heard wants what many girls want—a little respect, a boost in her career, and to find a guy to share happily ever after. When she gets a sudden promotion at work, it looks like things might finally be going her way…until she realizes the job is not at all what she expected. Working for … Continue reading

Sometimes the answer is… Not Yet.

Sometimes the answer is… Not Yet.

A month ago I received a call that I was Genesis semi-finalist. It was a time of great celebration since a Genesis award is considered one of the highest awards for unpublished authors in Christian fiction. Joy threw me into hyperdrive as I jumped into new edits on my work-in-progress. Over the next month, I … Continue reading

Life Lessons with Jen

Life Lessons with Jen

There are events in life we do not have control over. One of those events is death. A close friend passed into heaven this morning. She courageously battled cancer for over four years. She didn’t complain and ALWAYS greeted me with a huge smile. I will always remember her laugh, we could laugh about anything. I’m … Continue reading

Movie Review: War Room

Movie Review: War Room

War Room opens this coming weekend (8/28)! Go see it! Opening weekend is the most important weekend to see a new movie. Take the time to support this film. My thoughts: We saw Courageous a few years ago, so when I heard the same guys (the Kendrick Brothers) made another movie I was interested. Especially … Continue reading

Book Review/Giveaway: The Captive Imposter

Sent away for protection, hotel heiress Estella Everstone finds herself living undercover as a lady’s companion named Elle Stoneburner at one of her father’s opulent hotels in the mountains of Maine—the one she’d always loved best and always hoped to own one day, Everston. The one thing she doesn’t like about the situation is that … Continue reading

Identity: Who are you REALLY?

“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 While attending a women’s church retreat this past weekend I was challenged to ask myself, “What is my identity?” To be honest, I thought it was a simple question. Mentally I answered… “a wife, mother, and writer.” Done. I … Continue reading