Author Archives: Amy

Light from Distant Stars Book Review

“He stares down at the body again, and sadness keeps him leaning to one side. It’s the physical weight of emotion and that weight is not centered inside of him but skewed, imbalanced.” This second paragraph of Light from Distant Stars hooked me. I think most of us would agree that we all have experiences...

In the Midst of Grief

Disclaimer: If you are struggling and find yourself sinking into depression and unable to function normally or even if you want to keep yourself from becoming too depressed, please seek professional help.  Grief. It’s a part of life. Usually hitting you when you least expect it. And of course in our culture it feels like...

Have you ever had a moment when reading or hearing  scripture that makes you stop and say “Wait. What?”  I remember the first time I heard the scripture that talks about Satan fighting Michael the arch angel for Mose’s body.    “But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body...

My Journey with Bullet Journaling

I started a bullet journal in January instead of using a traditional planner this year. Yes, I know I’m a little late to the party on this, but that’s okay. I still use a calendar app on my phone so I get a ding to remind me of an appointment and also for shopping checklists...

I Was Anastasia

Possible Spoiler Alert Is it possible to love and hate a book all at the same time? I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon is a beautifully written historical fiction novel about Princess Anastasia Romanov and Anna Andrews who claimed to be Princess Anastasia after the Romanov family was brutally executed in Russia. Historical fiction is...