2018/01/01

8 Best Books of 2017

Happy New Year everyone! 

The last year has gone by way too quickly and I must admit that I don't really feel ready for 2018. But yet here it is. I want to thank you all for reading my blog in 2017 even though there weren't as many posts as in 2016. I hope that I'll be able to post more in this year now that my bachelor's thesis is done and almost all the administrative stuff of getting my certificate is over. 

But today I want to look back at 2017 and the books that I've read in the past year. I read 166 books and 39,201 pages, but I picked out 8 books that I liked best and that I quickly want to present to you. 

2017/12/04

Reflections of the Son: Review and Interview with Author Todd Coburn

Today, I've got both a review and an interview with the author for you. I hope you enjoy reading this post. I would like to thank Mr. Coburn for not only offering a review copy, but for being available for an interview as well! 


Review


I really liked this short book by Todd Coburn. I enjoyed reading the author's thoughts and explanations and how he linked many characteristics of the moon and its positions in relation to the earth to the Christian faith.

2017/11/26

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Today I've got another simple recipe for you. This one is similar to the Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Sprinkels and it's really tasty and fluffy. You can also use this recipe to make muffins, it should make about 15 or 16 muffins. 



Ingredients:

1 tsp. cinnamon
ca. 200 ml/ a 3/4 cup milk
180g/ 1,5 cups of flour

2017/11/18

Red Lentil and Tomato Soup

This is a recipe for a creamy, dairy-free and glutenfree tomato soup with lentils. The lentils add some protein, while the curry paste makes it spicy and gives it a little twist. The coconut milk makes it very creamy without having to add dairy. When I found similar recipes online, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I really liked this soup!




2017/11/11

She's Got the Wrong Guy Review

I am very happy to be part of the Litfuse blog tour for She's Got the Wrong Guy by Deepak Reju! This is my very first blog tour, so I am very excited. Even though I did not agree with everything he said, She's Got the Wrong Guy definitely was an interesting read and I think it might be very helpful for Christian single women. 



In this book, pastor Deepak Reju explores why Christian single women settle and why the guys they settle for are not necessary the ones they should marry.

2017/11/08

When Dreams Come True Review

I always enjoy a good love story... and it is so wonderful to read about one that doesn't only exist in the mind of the author, but that really happened! Today's review is about such a book.  I want to thank Cheryl (formerly blogging at The Long Way To Go) for recommending the books by Eric and Leslie Ludy to me. This book has been a real blessing for me!




When Dreams Come Truetells the story of how Eric and Leslie Ludy grew up and met each other. Their love story is an amazing testimony

2017/11/05

Baking Bread For The First Time


Some time ago, I decided to try making bread all by myself. Well, not all by myself. My friend Elizabeth gave me a lot of tips and advice beforehand. She even made a video to show me how to knead the dough! She made sure that I was well prepared. Here's finally my post about how I made my first bread. 

2017/10/30

Wearing Skirts and Dresses... for a Whole Year!

A little more than a year ago, I made the decision to wear more skirts and dresses. And that quickly developed into wearing skirts and dresses almost all the time. To be honest, I wasn't sure if I would make it. However, it feels pretty normal now. Almost as if I had never done anything else. In this post, I just wanted to share a few thoughts and reflections with you on modesty and how it changed me. 




I feel better about myself 

I feel prettier, more comfortable in my body, more feminine and more like ME. Like I am living out my true self more and more. That the way I dress reflects

2017/10/10

A New Season of Life

The last weeks have been really busy for me. I moved away from Düsseldorf and I wrote my Bachelor's thesis which I handed last week. In the last few months, my plans for what I wanted to do after finishing my Bachelor studies also changed and I did not end up where I thought I would! 




I think it was about a year ago that I started to think about starting a job after I would have finished my Bachelor's degree. I was tired of university, writing term papers and the prospect of having to study two more years to obtain a Master's degree. Two more years of university also meant adding to the pile of debt I already had. Since I wanted to get out of debt before getting married and starting a family, this also meant that I would have to delay that for two years, too. So I started looking for a job I would be able to do with my Bachelor's degree,

2017/09/15

Curry

This recipe is something I came up with when my boyfriend asked me to make a curry. He wanted to have lentils in there, so that's what I put in there. It turned out very delicious! I hadn't expected that. I was also a little afraid because I had never used coconut milk before and I feared that it would taste very coco-y. Thank God it didn't. 

I don't know if this recipe is authentic, but it tastes very good.