A Raw Update on What’s Been Going On

In my early teenage years, I had a personal, everyday encounter with what it meant to be a hypocrite.  Someone close to me hurt me continually, verbally and emotionally, when I was with her, but then when out with her friends would be all syrupy sweet.  It sickened me, and I resolved to be honest and genuine myself.  I know it’s always easier to see someone else’s flaws over your own, so I make it a point to work on in myself whatever bothers me about others.  I believe it was Gandhi that had the same idea: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

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Guest Post: Micah

Today’s guest blogger is by a dear friend of mine and my sisters’.  We’ve grown up with this girl and her writings and photography inspires me.  Recently, she got baptized and her testimony made me cry–I’d lived it alongside her! I’m so proud to see her turning her trials into testimony and overcoming.  Be sure to follow her on Instagram to see all of her great photos!  Continue reading “Guest Post: Micah”

You’re Gonna Love Me


You’re Gonna Love Me was my first book by Robin Lee Hatcher.  I follow a blog that she co-writes on with several other authors, so I’ve been aware of some her latest releases, but never have had time to sit down and pick one up until recently.

I love the cover design on this book and how it ties together characters, outfits, and gifts all mentioned in the book right on the cover.  Usually I feel as if the covers don’t portray the characters correctly or have any element from the story in them, but this one did a nice job.

Anyway, onto the book.  This was a sweet story following two characters who had dated before the start of the book but had a disagreement and broke it off.  Due to a couple of accidents, the characters are back in the same town and strike up a cautious friendship.

I like the element of these two already knowing each other because there wasn’t any awkwardly fast getting to know each other type of thing going on, as sometimes happens in romance novels.  The small-town feel of the book was sweet and added to the story’s overall charm.  I would definitely recommend this light-hearted read with a good lesson on overcoming fear and learning to love again.

Thank you to the Thomas nelson and Zondervan Fiction Guild for providing me with a copy of this book.  All opinions are my own.

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