Sometimes truth shows up where you least expect it.

We could all use a minute – a minute to put up our feet, a minute to watch another episode or read another chapter, a minute to breathe. And that’s okay. Taking time to rest and enjoy yourself isn’t something to feel guilty about. And the truth is that show or that book might just have something holy to teach us.

I’m Mary, and I’m so glad you’re here. Welcome to a guilt-free corner of the internet where you can kick off your shoes, get comfy, and have a little fun. We’re going to talk about our favorite TV shows and movies, our book boyfriends and secret playlists, and anything else that reminds us about who we are, what’s most important, and even God.

Connecting the dots between everyday life and the Word of God makes my heart beat fast as I am convicted or comforted, encouraged or inspired – and I love nothing more than sharing those connections with friends like you. Plus, sometimes I just love a good list or recipe or movie review. If any of that sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee), stick around. We’re going to have fun!

About My Not-So-Secret Love of “Fluffy” Books

It’s true. I read a whole lot of “fluffy” books. Short books, easy books, books without a lot of substance. And you know what? I love them. This is my manifesto on why I read so many “fluffy” books – and why I prefer them over the long, stuffy, “respectable” books on all the best-selling lists.

Children’s Books to Read When Parents Travel

If you missed it on Monday, I am going to Kenya in a couple weeks. Kenya! Africa! (I can't help it; that's how I hear it in my head every single time I say it.) I'll be gone for 11 days and, I have to confess, I'm getting a little stressed out about all the big and...

What I’m Into :: January-February 2017

My kids had to wear their winter coats this morning and you would've thought I was asking them to don every item of clothing in their closets. It's been unseasonably warm around here for several days, even to the point of shorts. For them, not for me. Yesterday a...

The Secret to Choosing Joy

My friend and co-author Sara Frankl passed away in 2011, but she is still teaching me about choosing joy. As I worked on the book that tells her story and shares her message of hope and joy, I was amazed and moved to read about the incredible strength Sara drew from...

Ending Well Works for Me

Last week I shared a post at MomAdvice.com about ending this year well. I acknowledged what cannot be denied, that 2016 has been -- in so many ways -- a no good, very bad, terrible year. But I also insisted -- mostly to myself -- that God can redeem anything, even a...

It's a lifestyle. It's a devotional!

Gilmore Girls was a TV show known (and loved) for its fast-talking, pop culture-referencing, coffee-chugging characters, but it was also a show devoted to love of family and community. These themes – as well as topics like forgiveness, kindness, and gratitude – partner well with lessons from the Bible.

Christians who loved this show will be encouraged and inspired to follow this “season” of daily devotions, reminiscing about their favorite Gilmore Girls scenes and perhaps seeing them from a whole new perspective.

When life makes you say, “Oy with the poodles already!” grab your mug of coffee and settle in for a conversation that will warm your heart and feed your soul.

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