Looking Back on 2015: Books!

In the midst of the stress of moving and fundraising, I fell back on my comfort standby:  books!

I read and reviewed 85 books this year (I read a few more than that, but I decided they were a bit more academic and too boring for a review).  You can check them out on my review page called Title Archive.

I also updated my Recommended page with better lists of books and some new categories!

Favorite Books of 2015
(I read them in 2015, they were not necessarily published in 2015)  Continue reading

Looking Back on 2015: Overview!

2015 was a big year, though it was largely one of transition.

I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master’s in Biblical Counseling, bringing to conclusion three awesome years in Texas. Moving from Dallas meant saying goodbye to my friends at DTS, at Trinity Fellow Church, and at the Saranac House.  I never felt more fully myself than when I lived in Dallas, and I will miss the security of having so many amazing friends.

I moved back to my hometown of Peoria in July, where I reconnected with family and my home church. I had a bit of an existential crisis, which always happens when I return home.  It’s hard to leave and change and bring that change back to somewhere familiar.  But in the midst of my own confusion, I reconnected with friends from my old church and my old high school.  And I got to relive old jobs, first as a church secretary, and later as a public librarian.   Continue reading