1.30.2015

Home Is Where My People Are - Book Review



I was so excited to review the book, Home Is Where My People Are - The Roads That Lead Us To Where We Belong, written by: Sophie Hudson and I have to say this book did not disappoint! 


Description: 

All roads lead to home. It’s easy to go through life believing that we can satisfy our longing for home with a three-bedroom, two-bath slice of the American dream that we mortgage at 4 percent and pay for over the course of thirty years. But ultimately, in our deepest places, we’re really looking to belong and to be known. And what we sometimes miss in our search for the perfect spot to set up camp is that wherever we are on the long and winding road of life, God is at work in the journey, teaching us, shaping us, and refining us—sometimes through the most unlikely people and circumstances. In Home Is Where My People Are, Sophie Hudson takes readers on a delightfully quirky journey through the South, introducing them to an unforgettable cast of characters, places, and experiences. Along the way, she reflects on how God has used each of the stops along the road to impart timeless spiritual wisdom and truth. Nobody embodies the South like Sophie Hudson, and this nostalgic celebration of home is sure to make even those north of the Mason-Dixon line long to settle in on the front porch with a glass of sweet tea and reflect on all of the people in our lives who—related or not—have come to represent home. Because at the end of the day, it’s not the address on the front door or even the name on the mailbox that says home, but the people who live and laugh and love there, wherever there might happen to be.

My Review:

I loved this book! Any book you can read, relate too and that keeps you laughing until tears stream down your face... is MY kind of book! Through reading Sophie's personal stories I remembered those of my own. She takes you for a walk down memory lane and leaves you curled up in your own thoughts... moments... memories.. with a big smile and a sweet tear! 

Sophie is a southern born child of the 70s - 80s, her stories are filled with southern charm and grace. This is a must read for any women out there that just needs a good dose of happiness. A good dose of laughter and love. Real life stories and a good faith journey. I walked away from this book feeling like I was challenged to be the person God wanted me to be. 

Thank you Sophie for another amazing book! I cannot wait to dig into more of her writings!  




Your Family In Pictures - Book Review



If you enjoy taking pictures then you will enjoy this book! Your Family In Pictures written by: Me Ra Koh is the parent's guide to photographing holidays, family portraits and everyday life. Me Ra Koh is a leading photography expect and educator to moms with cameras. This is the third book in her series and even though I have not read her other books yet.. this book has been helpful to the everyday mom photographer that I am. I love how her photograph's capture such great moments. Each photo seems to tell a story and show the love the photographer feels. I know when families look back on these photos they will remember and feel the love that they felt at that moment. 

One thing that is interesting about this book is that she included photos from other women as well. I love seeing how people see the world through their photography and the inspiration I feel while reading this amazing book. 

Your Family In Pictures, has many helpful hints and teachable moments for helping a mother with photography. This would be a wonderful gift for any parent looking for some hints and inspiration for taking photos of their loved ones!