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Getting Things Done

I’m someone who works in spurts. I am crazy productive and then find myself doing absolutely nothing. It’s not something I respect about myself, ha, so along with nearly half a dozen other books, I started reading Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free ProductivityLike so many in this world, I need help getting things done!!!

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When Someone Dies (for children)

Julie Stiegemeyer is, by all accounts, someone I should have met. Maybe I have. She even looks familiar! Do you ever feel that way? I think we even lived in the same city for a spell! Anyway, Julie Stiegemeyer has long been an author my friends have turned to for children’s books (high praise in itself), so today I’ll review When Someone Dies Find Comfort in Jesus.

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The Lutheran Column

I love learning about new-to-me Lutheran writers and their projects. It’s discovering additional help and reinforcements in this fallen world! My latest collective find is The Lutheran Column.

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Lutheran Audio Review

Lutheran author Jordon (J.L.) Vaughan has come up with a brilliant idea and service! Lutheran Audio Review is a website that reviews and links podcasts hosted by “pastors, members & partners of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.”

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Stephenie Hovland

Are you familiar with Lutheran author and teacher Stephenie Hovland? She’s written three CPH Arch Books and easily another seven other children’s books. She also writes devotions for adults.

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Mothering Many

It so happens that I have six children. That doesn’t mean I always fall into the philosophical stereotypes people may have of large families. I’m not into parenting philosophies at all: the size of my family simply reflects the number of children God has given me. I parent as I am able, by the grace and mercy of God, and I ask for quite a bit of forgiveness. Other than that, I mostly seek encouragement. I like to hear about parents who are not tired of their children and teenagers who are not angst-fiends. I like baby pictures! And, social camaraderie, digital or community, is pretty nice, too. With that in mind, today I offer a review of Mothering Many: Sanity-Saving Strategies from Moms of Four or More, edited by Lutheran author Marie MacPherson of Into Your Hands, LLC.

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Rebecca Lemke

Folks, tell me about more Lutheran authors for my living Lutheran author list, because I am so excited by who I am finding! Today’s post is about Rebecca Lemke, another LCMS writer here in Oklahoma!

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Free beginner hymns

I’m still on break, but this is too good not to share. A blogger and her 9-year-old daughter has started taking Lutherans hymns and arranging them as free beginner hymns for budding pianists! And, I do mean beginner! Her post here, announcing her intent to share such a supremely awesome resource for FREE, already has the first hymn selection, I Know that My Redeemer Lives! Right on time for Easter!

I particularly adore this selection because, to me, it’s a funeral hymn. It continues to comfort me about those this world has lost, and I think it’s excellent theology put into a child’s mouth. 🙂

Woo hoo! Free Lutheran resource for piano!!!

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Life Lessons

There are life lessons I prefer to learn by reading. I’m very thankful for much that I have read. On the other hand, I wish I could find a few books so I could better understand situations like chronic illness and sudden drastic diagnoses. Not because I need to learn how to react, show sympathy, or support, but . . . what I sometimes need to grapple with is the ongoing situation. That that which is mundane can also be extraordinary-yet-hidden.

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Starck’s Motherhood Prayers

You know how I love free stuff, especially when they are Lutheran resources!!! Emmanuel Press has recently announced that Starck’s Motherhood Prayers for All Occasions is now available as a free download on their website!

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