About Lani

With six kids, a farm, a ministry and dreams poking out in every direction I need plenty of grace to keep all the balls in the air. The sweet thing is that when I drop them, that crazy grace of God is there telling me I'm still okay...and you are, too...welcome to this place of grace.

Author Archive | Lani

Two Reviews, the Last Ones?

Writing book reviews takes up a lot of space on this blog. I am wondering if it is time to set that aside and write other things. I think it’s time to turn my attention to other writing. The flow of new reading material is quite fun, always a happy mail day when the book […]

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Little Women Review- the new one!

I have long been a fan of Louisa May Alcott’s classic ‘Little Women’.¬†Pulling out the VCR and my old VHS of the original movie is an annual tradition at Christmas. I absolutely love the story of the March sisters! Click HERE to view trailer. So when Graf-Martins Communications offered me a pre-screening link so I […]

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Crack it Open

Phew! There’s a few cobwebs and dust around here!¬† I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything in quite so long. Yeah, there’s been a lot going on and there was summer and such things. I’ve even considered quitting blogging altogether but then… Nope, I’ve got a lot to say and I’m pretty sure I need […]

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All the Crazy – Who am I?

I’m beginning to think that I have multiple personalities! I write. When I am in writing mode I have a hundred ideas for new stories, articles, posts, and books. Each of those ideas reaches out to a different audience. Yet, when I go to writing workshops they always tell me, “Focus on just one, you […]

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I Love the Church and I Won’t Leave

I love the church. Period. Full stop. Has the church frustrated me? yes Has the church hurt me? yes Has the church made me want to never darken the door again? yes Does the church get it wrong? yes Is she sometimes blind, deaf and dumb? yes BUT… I love the church with all my […]

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Weekend Reading {Reviews}

Yes, I still read and I will continue to share some of my reading material with you as I review them. I read some great books over the holidays! Graf-Martin Communications, a division of Bethany House Publishers keeps me supplied with excellent reading material in exchange for my honest review. I was thrilled when I […]

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New Things

What’s new for 2018? A New Community I joined the iBloom Community. They are an encouraging, Jesus-loving group of women who want to see you succeed in every way! I love these ladies! I met a few of them at a conference I was at a while ago and got their planner – what a […]

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The More You Were Made For – start dreaming

Five years ago I entered an online community that still exists today. I really had no idea what I was getting into becoming part of a launch team for a brand new book. I had never been part of a launch team. I had never even been part of an online anything really. We had […]

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That Book Goal {Final Report}

My kids weren’t so sure I’d finish my goal of reading/listening to 100 books this year. Truth – I wasn’t sure I’d do it either! This possibility was put before me rather soon after making the goal when my son quickly did the math and informed me that I would have to read one book […]

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Operation Christmas Child, Book Goals and More!!

Advent season is upon us! The most wonderful time of the year. It really is and I have kind of an eclectic post for you about all kinds of things that don’t actually go together all that much so please bear with me… What I read {That Book Goal}: First of all, we’ll get the […]

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