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Book Review: Hermanas- Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence

Title: Hermanas: Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence Authors: Natalia Kohn, Noemi Vega Quiñones, Kristy Garza Robinson Length: 208 pages Publisher: InterVarsity Press Publication Date: January 15, 2019 I really and truly loved Hermanas: Deepening Our Identity and Growing our Influence. The word "hermana," is Spanish for "sister," and I wish that it were possible to reach… Continue reading Book Review: Hermanas- Deepening Our Identity and Growing Our Influence

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POETRY #REVIEW of Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse by Rebecca Holland #poetry #empowerment #faith

I just want to sincerely thank Allie from AllieReads.com for this kind review of my chapbook, Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse. It means a great deal to me. Thank you so much, Allie!

All money earned from Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse will be donated to Christ Community United Methodist Church. Now available in paperback, on Kindle, and for free on Kindle Unlimited! 


If you’ve known me for long enough then you know that I absolutely adore reading poetry. It is one of my favourite genres to write and to read, I adore how it makes you feel and how powerful those words on a page can actually be.

Rebecca Holland’s Through My Good Eye is just that – it grabs you and forces you into its orbit. Although quite a short collection, the poems that are within the small chapbook are wonderful. Holland writes with more of a traditional poetic melody that reminds me of poets such as Emily Dickenson and Wilfred Owen. Holland’s writing is quite intricate in nature but is done so in a way that the reader can easily feel and understand the purpose of each poem, the emotional nature of it and that is where Holland’s real talent lay. Before I go any further, I’ll provide you with the synopsis available…

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The Diary of a Hounslow girl written and performed by Ambreen Razia
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Audio Book Review: “Diary of Hounslow Girl,” by A. Razia

Title: Diary of a Hounslow Girl  Written & Performed by: Ambreen Razia Genre: One Act Play/ Drama/ One Woman Show Length: 1 hr. 37 minutes Producer: Audible Studios Available only from Audible Diverse Books from Audible Originals I read a lot of audio books and I have been a member of Audible for over a decade. … Continue reading Audio Book Review: “Diary of Hounslow Girl,” by A. Razia

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Poetry Review: “Unfollowing You” by K. Kapoor

Title: Unfollowing You  Author: Komal Kapoor Genre: Poetry Length: 176 Pages Publisher: McMeel Release Date: February 5, 2019 My Review:  Unfollowing You was a delightfully fun romp that explored what it feels like to fall in love in today's society.  Kapoor uses text messages, social media posts, and micro poems to vividly bring to life what it… Continue reading Poetry Review: “Unfollowing You” by K. Kapoor

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Who Tells Our Story? Ableism, Vision Loss, & John’s Message of Hope (His Encouragement #6)

What is “His Encouragement?” Thursdays are always a really long day of the week for me. Since I’m a pastor, Sunday feels like the natural beginning to my week.  By the time I get to Thursday, I am tired and drained. This is especially true during advent. That’s why I’m excited to join with a group… Continue reading Who Tells Our Story? Ableism, Vision Loss, & John’s Message of Hope (His Encouragement #6)

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A More Diverse Whoville: How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2018 (Movie Review)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvFeihJHZT8   I grew up playing with blonde Barbie Dolls.  I have a vivid childhood memory of shopping with my mother around Christmas time. Despite how I searched, I was unable to find a doll that looked like me. I stood with my mother in the middle  of Wal-Mart and whined, "Why do none of… Continue reading A More Diverse Whoville: How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2018 (Movie Review)

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16 Easy Ways the Church Can Be More Accessible to People With Disabilities

Dear Friends, It's that time of year again! Easter will soon be upon us and that means that many of our churches will (hopefully) be having many visitors! No matter what time of year it is, it is my hope that we will do our best to make our worship services and church buildings as… Continue reading 16 Easy Ways the Church Can Be More Accessible to People With Disabilities

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Poetry Review: “You Are Here” by Dawn Lanuza @DawnLanuza

Title: You Are Here Author: Dawn Lanuza Genre: Poetry Length: 144 pages Publisher: McMeel Release Date: February 12, 2019   I wish that I would have had this book years ago when I was in college. Lanuza’s direct and lovely lines speak right to the heart. Her words remind me of the lyrics to a… Continue reading Poetry Review: “You Are Here” by Dawn Lanuza @DawnLanuza

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Poetry Review: Here Are Girls Like Lions

Title: Here Are Girls Like Lions: Poems About Being A Woman Length: 99 pages Publisher: Chronicle Books Release Date: March 5, 2019 This beautiful collection is designed for those who can appreciate the art poetry in all of its manifestations. These poems are deep and complex. I was delighted to see some of my old… Continue reading Poetry Review: Here Are Girls Like Lions

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Problematic Reads: Made for the Journey by E. Elliot (Book Review)

Title: Made for the Journey: One Missionary's First Year in the Jungles of Ecuador (Note: This book is also listed under the title These Strange Ashes and was originally published in 1979) Author: Elisabeth Elliot Genre: Nonfiction/ Memoir/ Christian Length:  176 pages Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company   When Revell Reads sent me a free advanced reader copy of… Continue reading Problematic Reads: Made for the Journey by E. Elliot (Book Review)