Are you new here? Maybe haven’t taken the grand tour of the site yet? If you haven’t explored the part of the site titled Categories, you probably haven’t seen The Lists. That is where you will find the recommended resources we provide at our churches annual women’s retreat. Some years the retreat theme is well represented in the list, some years not so much but every year’s list is full of previewed, prayed over resources we hope you will find to be profitable reads.
Last year’s list included something new. In addition to our usual categories, we asked a select group of wise and godly women who were in different seasons of life this question-“If you had a list of a few books every Christian woman should read, what would be on it?” Some of the titles they recommended were listed by multiple women as books that influenced them greatly.
Lies Women Believe and the Truths That Set Them Free was one of those books, and a particular favorite of two of the ladies of lit. In fact, both of us have read it more than once. Or twice. Okay, multiple times. Originally released in 2001, an updated and expanded edition has just been released. If you read the original, you will find even more value in the new edition! Read on to find out why. Read More
Hello readers! It's Audrey and I'm here to tell you all about a new collection of books that I'm super duper excited about. Remember the Baby Lit Book Collection of primers I told you about a long time ago? Well, over the years me and my brother's collection has gotten pretty big (thanks mom) and we love them! We have everything from Little Woman to the Odyssey and now that I'm older I get to help read them to my brother. The other day an Amazon box arrived at the house and I knew since it was my Mom who ordered it that it was either books or diapers. Since it didn't look like diapers I guessed books and I was right! Read More
I have a friend who is passionate about something that I think is crazy. She loves to hike, as do I, but she does the kinds of hikes where you are out in the wilderness for several weeks ALONE. I do the kind of hikes where you can easily swing into a good burger joint afterwards and be home by dark. Despite saying I think she is crazy, I’m actually really envious of her bravery and skill. As an introvert I sure don’t mind alone time, but what she does brings a new meaning to alone. Some of us choose to be alone, and some of us would have never expected the alone we find ourselves in. And a lot of the latter are single moms. Read More
If you are of a certain age you may remember the intro to the Wide World of Sports, a program I loved to watch with my dad every weekend. The intro included the tag line “the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat” while showing footage of a ski jumper crashing in a heap on the ramp. It was sort of agony to watch that crash, you could almost feel the pain of the jumper. It was then that I determined ski jumping was one sport I would never attempt. I did however, take up equine sports which have their fill of agony so it’s not like I avoided pain. Read More
I don’t know about you, but I have been known to get into a bit of reading rut. In my other life away from Three Ladies, I oversee a small (very small) church bookstore whose policy is to review the material we sell. That, my friends, means I do more reading than the average person. The blessing is that I regularly read essentially every genre of Christian book that you would find in a bookstore. The struggle? I regularly read essentially every genre of Christian book that you would find in a bookstore.
Except fiction. Read More
As the mom of a kindergartner, last summer I joined countless other moms out there in googling "Everything your child needs to know before starting kindergarten". Like most Internet searches relating to your children upbringing, I was met with government standards, state standards, county standards, people's professional opinion, people's unprofessional opinion and conspiracy theories. After slamming down my laptop lid, I got up to reheat my coffee for the umpteenth time that morning. I then looked at my daughter who was playing outside on the porch with her little brother, completely content in her little world and thought to myself "What does she REALLY need" Read More
Hello everyone! It's Audrey and today me, alongside my Mom, are bringing you the latest installment of...
Things people wish you would buy them for Christmas...Kid edition! Read More
It’s finally December and while no snow has flown in Northern Arizona yet, temperatures have definitely fallen. Then end of this week will bring another Three Ladies reunion, some pre-Christmas festivities and a reason for the very warm coat I just scored at Eddie Bauer.
I often think I don’t enjoy the build up to the holiday as much as I should. We have a few birthdays we won’t celebrate since those we love went to be with the Lord, and time hasn’t lessened that loss yet. It’s busy, sometimes frantically so, and while some people thrive on that, this eldest lady doesn’t. With the coming of December, I decided on a purposeful advent practice. As part of that, though not the traditional calendar or devotional, is something I think deserves a place on our list of…
“Things People Wish You Would Buy Them for Christmas!” Read More
The three ladies are pretty excited this week, because our favorite food holiday is coming AND it will also include a three ladies reunion. Yep, this time the Arizona crowd is heading West, and we’re looking forward to family, food, fun, food, more fun, and so on and so forth. Today we’re taking a break from the Thanksgiving prep for another installment of…
“Things People Wish You Would Buy Them For Christmas!” Read More
We love fall, and we love the holidays that come with it. In a few short weeks we will be making our first trip back to California for Thanksgiving, and we can't wait to put our feet under the table with our family. That happens to be a great segue into our next installment of:
"Things People Wish You Would Buy Them For Christmas!" Read More