Entries by

Book Review: On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor

Book Review On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor by Jaime Jo Wright Jaime Jo Wright’s BEST BOOK YET! I’ve been following Jaime’s writing journey since her very first novel. With books like The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus and The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond, this author is known for her faith-based but creepy and gothic-feeling stories. […]

Book Review: Unknown Threat

Book Review Unknown Threat by Lynn H. Blackburn Unknown Threat is 300 pages of non-stop action! Right from the very first few pages, I was thrown into this fast-moving story and utterly captivated from start to end. If you love romantic suspense, you’ll want to check out this new series from Lynn H. Blackburn! (Keep […]

,

The Hands and Feet of A Mother

Look at a mother’s hands. They may not look like much. Hands that were once manicured and polished, are now speckled with colored markers and non-toxic paint. The chips in her nails arrive courtesy of countless Lego stacks pried apart and Paw Patrol stickers scratched off walls. Her hands have seen more loads of laundry […]

,

Interview with The 700 Club Canada

It is always an honor to get to share more of our story and help continue the discussion about pregnancy loss. This month, I had the opportunity to chat once again with The 700 Club Canada. The interview was aired on Friday, just before Mother’s Day — which was such special timing. For so many […]

,

In Their Own Time

Accomplishing Milestones In Their Own Time As a baby in the NICU, it seemed to take our son forever to learn to eat. After seven weeks in the hospital, we were beyond anxious to bring him home. But the nurses simply smiled and said that he wasn’t ready. “He just isn’t strong enough yet.” And […]

A Habit Called Faith

Book Review A Habit Called Faith by Jen Pollock Michel When you think about it, there is much irony found in a bookworm who struggles to read the Scriptures. And yet, there have been countless seasons in life where my Bible reading could be described as inconsistent at best. 2020 wasn’t the first time I’d […]

,

Book Review: The Moonlight School

Book Review The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods Fisher About The Moonlight School: (From the publisher) Haunted by personal tragedy, Lucy Wilson arrives in Rowan County, Kentucky. It’s the spring of 1911 and she’s there to assist her cousin, Cora Wilson Stewart, superintendent of schools. A fish out of water, Lucy is appalled by the […]

Forgiven All

When the wounds of this world sting like countless paper cuts against my heart, it’s easy for me to lean into “unforgiveness.” It’s easier for me to bring bitterness, rather than grace, to the table. It’s easy for me to forget that I have been forgiven all. “But they were wrong. They should apologize to […]

When You Don’t Get Your Rainbow

Some of the things often said to parents after a loss is, “Well, at least you know you can get pregnant” or “It’s okay, you can always have another baby.” I’m not even going to BEGIN to go into all the reasons why you should avoid saying the above statements to a bereaved family. But […]

God’s Not Done

Dear friend, I don’t know what you’re struggling with today. I don’t know what battles you’re fighting or what sort of weight you’re carrying. I don’t know what news you’ve received or what valleys you’re slogging through. This world feels heavy sometimes. You may be battle-weary and bloodied from the fight. But take hope, sweet […]

Book Review: Things We Didn’t Say

Book ReviewThings We Didn’t Say by Amy Lynn Green Things We Didn’t Say is an impressive debut novel. (I was completely taken aback to discover that it was Green’s first book! It reads like a well-seasoned author.) Full of heart, passion and a little bit of humour, this book is a thoughtful exploration of patriotism, […]

Christmas Video 2020

Merry Christmas from the Mannegrens! The Christmas video is something we look forward to every year. (And honestly, it almost didn’t happen this year.) Fortunately, we managed to scrape a little something together that reflects just how crazy and beautiful life has been for us this year. 2020 was a lot. But it also gave […]