“Love Lives Here” Book Review

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Maria Goff takes us on a beautiful journey of faith through stories of her childhood, friendships, life and marriage to husband, Bob Goff. Her personal stories share glimses of God’s faithfullness and love, hope and grace.

It’s refreshing to read a book that is authentic. Maria Goff doesn’t hide behind a “perfect” marriage or a “perfect” family, but shows us how God is real in all of the beauty and the ashes.

Her invitation is to come, rest in the love of God. “Places of rest are holy, they’re sacred, and they’re race. Stop writing bad checks with your life you can’t cover without some rest. Find your place and go there – often.”

“Love Lives Here” is a wonderful reminder that God’s ever present love in intertwined within our own stories.
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher, but this is my honest review.*

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I am Worth More than Gold

Our family typically does not do dessert after dinner. Except ain the summer when it’s all about ice cream. But last night, after a good dinner on our screened-in deck, Shawn brought out Hershey Kisses for everyone. Not really dessert, but a great treat in the eyes of our children.

This particular bag of Hershey Kisses are part of their Fall Mix and the wrappers are not just silver, but also black and orange (which looks more gold).

Emaline got a gold kiss and I ended up with silver. Emaline came over to me and said with a smile:

“Gold is worth more than silver.”

Then, with only a moment’s pause, she said:

“It’s okay mommy. It doesn’t matter if you have gold or silver. God loves you the same. God doesn’t care how much money you have. He just loves you.”

A simple Sunday school lesson about favoritism taken from James 2:1-13 stuck with Emaline this week. Her observation was beautiful and much deeper than she realized. Thank you to her Sunday school teachers, who with a simple lesson, instilled a powerful message into my Emaline.