Jenny Louise Marie Cultivate…that’s the title of a book I am working my way through.  The full title is actually, Cultivate ~ A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life.  It’s by Lara Casey.  I find myself pondering on the big ideas and doing a lot of reflecting.  So, it’s not a fast read.  It’s more  of a work book to help you create a flourishing life and let go of perfection.  I don’t know about you, but I could use a few lessons on this very thing. Don’t get me wrong.  I have a good life.   A wonderful, loving family.  We enjoy good health. Read More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there!  I am so glad you decided to stop by today.  I am already mourning the loss of summer.  It’s time for me to start getting ready for a new school year.  I hate to lose my free time, having no schedule, and getting to read as much as I like.  On the other hand, I like having routine – I seem to be more productive that way, and I have missed my friends.  Anyway, I have had time to do some reading this summer, and I’m here to share with you my summer reads – and they are ALL good!Read More →

Jenny Louise Marie It’s summer!  Hooray!  That means we have a little more down time.  Our schedules ease up a bit and we allow ourselves time to do the things we enjoy.  And, if you’re like me, you don’t have any set schedule.  In other words, you are free as a bird.  So, if you like lounging and reading all day, you do it!  With this mind-set in mind, I have come up with my top 20 binge worthy shows and the books that have made my summer reading list.  Maybe one or two of these will appeal to you too. So, here’s my topRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie If you’re a regular reader here, it is no secret that I love to read.  I’ve written about it here and here.  I always have at least one book going, and sometimes two.  I’ve always been a reader and have (hopefully) instilled a love of reading in my boys as well.  So, I have read lots of books over the years.  Today, I’m sharing with you a few recent picks.  Maybe you will find one that sounds good to you too.  Alright, let’s get this show on the road. 🙂 ~ note~ I found all the book overviews at Barnes and Noble asRead More →

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Jenny Louise Marie So, I have mentioned before that I love to read.  I’ve always been a reader.  And I have instilled that love into my children as well.  However, sometimes it is tough to find a great book.  That’s where I can help you.  I’ve read lots of books  ~ some good, some not so much ~ and I can give you a few recommendations.  So, let’s get this (book) party started. First up is  The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell. I enjoyed this book, but it seemed a slow read for me.  At times it felt like it was dragging.  It’s a storyRead More →