by Meadow Rue Merrill | Sep 22, 2022 | Book Reviews, Faith Notes |
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,” so begins the ancient record of creation in Genesis. While children’s Bibles and picture books abound about how life began – and how our relationship with God, the earth and each other went bad – three new narratives cleverly approach this familiar topic in unique ways easing children’s anxiety about the future.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Feb 8, 2017 | Book Reviews, Faith Notes |
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many sweethearts – or would-be sweethearts – are making plans for how to express their love. The holiday is also one of the most popular days for becoming engaged. But what happens after the chocolates have been devoured and the roses have wilted? Or what if, after years or decades of being together, you’re just not feeling it anymore? Plenty of marriage books offer activities and tips that promise to help you reconnect.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | May 9, 2016 | Book Reviews, Faith Notes |
“I have learned throughout my life that sometimes our deepest disappointments and darkest days are when God speaks to us most clearly. In times of great and desperate confusion, God taps on our hearts. In our loneliest nights He whispers clearly,” Marcus Doe, Catching Ricebirds.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Apr 29, 2014 | Book Reviews, Faith Notes | OKAY, Moms, remember middle school? How hard it was to figure out what to wear or how to curl your hair or how achingly you wanted to fit in? As a farm girl whose wardrobe came from Salvation Army (before it was cool), and whose mother often cut her hair, I sure do....