What’s Your Wish List for Your Father God, Part Two


by Heather Bock

Last week I wrote about how we make a wish list for God, but just like my son choosing an off-brand Lego set that falls apart as he tries to assemble it, we don’t always know what are the best items to add to the list. We might ask His will to be done in our list, but often, we’re really desiring our own will to be done. Sometimes, just as I double check my children’s Amazon wish lists and talk to them about questionable items, I believe God, as a loving Father, says no to some of our items as well.

However, let’s not forget that our Father (and He is a good Father) wants us to go to Him with our requests. Continue reading

A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken Book Review


by Heather Bock

I hope you don’t think I find every book I read amazing. I admit I must sound like that when I write reviews here. After all, I really loved Parenting by Paul David Tripp, The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, and I’ve found a lot of value in the other books I’ve read and reviewed, too. The truth is I recently read a fiction book that I did not love at all, but as it’s probably not likely my readers would pick that book up anyway, why waste your time telling you why you shouldn’t bother? Someday I might unfavorably review a popular book, but it’s been a while since I’ve read a popular book I didn’t like–before I started reviewing anyway. Maybe I’ll go back to one I didn’t like just to balance out all my positive reviews.

In the meantime, however, I wanted to introduce you to one of my favorite non-fiction books of all time, Continue reading

What’s your Wish List for Your Father God?


by Heather Bock

Don’t miss my giveaway of Ann Voskamp’s six week book study guide and DVD plus a chance to win a Skype session with Ann Voskamp at the end of this post.

I don’t know about your kids, but mine have become pretty excited about their wish lists, Amazon wish lists to be specific. They ask to see them fairly regularly and keep finding more to add to them. My two oldest know how to navigate to their online wish lists on their own, and they know how to add new items themselves. They’re getting better about checking the price, knowing that nobody in our family is going to buy them a Lego set for $150. Sometimes they add the item just in case, but most of the time add more reasonably priced toys. The problem is Continue reading