Faith: I am One with the Force, and the Force is with Me

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by Heather Bock

“for we walk by faith, not by sight”
II Corinthians 5:7

I didn’t grow up watching the Star Wars movies like my husband and many others did. The first time I watched them was in the theater, but it was when they were rereleased in the late 1990s. Therefore, I don’t have as much emotional attachment as others might, but I do enjoy watching the movies and following the story (sometimes semi-following: my eight year old son, Mr. C, was a big help during the last film, as he often leaned over to whisper explanations about new characters). So when Rogue One came out, Continue reading

Book Review of Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way

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by Heather Bock

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I get the huge privilege to review (and give away) the newest book by one of my favorite living authors, Ann Voskamp. I read (and loved) her first book, One Thousand Gifts, not long after it was published. I wrote about it on my blog five times (here’s one), long before I started posting book reviews regularly. Along with a handful of other game-changing non-fictions I’ve read in the past ten years or so: The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan, Teaching from Rest by Sarah Mackenzie (review here), Parenting by Paul David Tripp (review here), and especially Anything by Jennie Allen (post about it here), it didn’t suffer the fate of the books delegated to my garage stack. It sits on my shelf waiting to be reread, so I can keep what I learned fresh, so I can be reminded of its message every time I see it there. The Broken Way will be by its side. Continue reading

No Election Fear

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by Heather Bock

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I’ll echo what I’ve heard countless people say: this upcoming election is bad. We have no good choices. The future looks bleak no matter which way it goes. I can’t even let my children listen to what the candidates say to each other for fear they might mimic what they hear. I’m told to vote my conscience, but I see no course of action that my conscience approves.

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