Oh, wintertide. I try to love you. I really do. My heart bravely endures the 1.7 days of southern snow and sleet each year, and I semi-cheerfully add a layer of long sleeves to battle the onslaught of below-fifty-degree air.
The struggle is real. I mean, I’m a southern gal for a reason. In fact, could we pause for a minute of sincere silence for the joys of flip-flops, shorts, and sitting on the front porch until 9pm?
Thanks. I just, um, needed a moment.
There is a bright spot in these long winter evenings. We can stoke the fire and curl up with a good book, article, or blogpost. So, while we wait for the much-beloved early signs of spring, grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, light a candle or throw a log on the fire, and grab your favorite blanket. Check out a few favorites I’ve enjoyed these past weeks. Happy reading!
Articles on Family and Parenting
Seven Questions to Ask Your Daughter’s Boyfriend by Greg Morse, DesiringGod.org
The Truth About Mom-Guilt by Marcy Martin, InTheQuiver.com
What Do Scary Things Do? by Mary Holloman
All the Things by Leigh Ann Thomas, InTheQuiver.com (Yes, I slipped in one of my own)
Articles to Challenge our Christ-Walk
Should Women Shout Their Abortions? by Mary Holloman, GPCC
There is Always Hope by Sylvia Schroeder
Mistaken Twin by Jodie Bailey
Beneath the Surface (Dive Team Investigations) by Lynn H. Blackburn (Faith-based, but a little intense for younger/teen readers.)
With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray
My Utmost for His Highest (Updated Language) by Oswald Chambers
Books—Devotional and Women’s Fiction
When Calls the Heart to Love by Michelle Cox and Brian Bird
A Southern Season: Stories from a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Linda Yezak, Ane Mulligan, Claire Fullerton
The One True Love of Alice-Ann by Eva Marie Everson
Please share your recommendations!
Blessings and joy,
Leigh Ann 🙂