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Book Review: Never Cry Again

I love reading an author’s debut novel. There’s something about the storytelling and character development in that first book that captivates my heart. Something about the writing lets you know that this story has been planned and loved for quite some time. Jim Cole’s first novel, Never Cry Again, is a story that took 80 years to make it to print.

You see, Cole isn’t your typical debut novelist. By training and profession, he’s a civil/structural engineer whose work took him around the world. Upon retiring from engineering, Cole decided to fulfill his dreams of becoming a writer and took courses in creative writing. Over time he began writing columns for the Houston Chronicle and the Victoria Advocate, his hometown paper. Never Cry Again was published just months before Cole turned 81 years old.

The sheer fact that this novel exists is enough to make you never give up on your dreams. But don’t let this inspiration pass you by without picking up the book. In Never Cry Again, Cole will make you weep and cheer for the sweet and resilient main character, Drew.

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Book Review: A Mile Wide by Brandon Hatmaker

Brandon Hatmaker’s new book, A Mile Wide: Trading a Shallow Religion for a Deeper Faith, challenges readers to dive deeper into their relationship with Christ and with others. This is a great book for those who, in the midst of a busy life, have gotten into a rut with their faith and their community.

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Sunday Share: Start of summer edition

Hi, friends! We are just back from our annual trip to the beach and boy, has it put me in the summer frame of mind! This week’s edition includes a delicious summer treat, summer parenting hacks, a new scripture coloring book for the whole family, a great way to connect with your kiddos each day and a fun family activity. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did!

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Sunday Share

Happy Sunday, friends! This has been a wonderfully wacky week with Wild Man finishing kindergarten, day camp orientation and more activities in the last three days of school than I could have imagined. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some relaxation and a vacation. I bet you are too. This week’s Sunday Share covers things every woman needs in her life, summer books for grown-ups, parenting and a sweet song. I hope it brings you as much joy as each post brought me.

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Summer reading: Five kid books we love

Summer is here, friends! Yesterday marked Wild Man’s last day of kindergarten and we now officially have a first grader! We got a great packet of summer activities from his teacher, but the number one thing she wants him to do is practice reading.

Wild Man’s reading has really taken off in the last few months and today we are sharing five of his favorites. These are also some of Bunny’s favorite books, so kids of all ages should enjoy them. Wild Man’s favorite thing to do lately is to read to Bunny, which is super sweet and helps them both get their reading time in. Hopefully, your kids will enjoy reading these as much as ours do.

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