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My Favorite Reads From 2014

In 2014, I made it a personal goal to read more for enjoyment. I was tired of every book containing crinkle pages and fewer sentences than a Mark Whalberg research paper.

I am a bookworm, but pretty picky. If I don’t like a book after 50 pages, I abandon it. I ditched Divergent and never looked back. Unless I am reviewing a book…which requires me to finish it like a plate of nasty meatloaf and just keep.moving.forward until I can write the review…I have no issues dropping stuff into the library return and moving on. I have deleted many unfinished books from my Kindle app. No shame.

Last year, I read quite a few books that didn’t have chew marks on them. Here are the ones I recommend.

Love Idol: Letting Go of Your Need for Approval and Seeing Yourself Through God’s Eyes by Jennifer Dukes Lee

Surprised By Motherhood: Everything I Never Expected About Being A Mom by Lisa-Jo Baker

The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters {caveat: there is a lot of language and other grown-up stuff…he’s a detective for goodness’ sake}

Say Goodbye To Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, & Restore Your Passion For Life by Crystal Paine

The Club of Queer Trades by G.K. Chesterton

How To Be Rich: It’s Not What You Have. It’s What You Do With What You Have by Andy Stanley

More or Less: Choosing A Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity by Jeff Shinaburger

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Paradise War: Book One in the Song of Albion Trilogy by Stephen R. Lawhead

A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families by Amanda White

The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful by Myquillyn Smith



So, in the words of Ignacio, “Go! Read some books!”


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My Promise Of Inconsistency

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions anymore, but I promise to keep being honest and real and raw and downright awkward.



No matter what this calendar year brings, I will always be Lyndse.



And I thank you for joining me on this amazing journey.



I am a Bible-believing, Jesus-loving,  learning-to-show-myself-grace daughter of the King.



A breast-feeding, salsa-making, cloth-diapering, crockpot-cooking, book-reading, minivan-driving, bad-at-selfies, shoebox-packing, ebay-selling, kiddo-sponsoring, Redbox-renting, gluten-dairy-egg-cocoa-free, bargain-shopping, homeschooling, crazy-in-love-with-my-sexy-husband, unsweetened-ice-tea-drinking, allergic-to-housework, mommy-to-three-blessings.



Who just happens to also write her incoherent thoughts on a blog.


I am learning to look in the mirror every morning and love what I see, whether I am in my size 18 or my size 6 jeans or anything in between.


And I am becoming brave and strong and courageous through Him who gives me strength to not curl up in a ball on my couch and cry myself to sleep watching Christopher Nolan movies.


I pinky promise that even if someone starts paying me a penny for my thoughts, I will never never never sell out.



But I will buy myself more Sonic drinks. Or something holier. Like Chick-fil-A.


And I am praying that 2015 brings me even more opportunities to share my feelings, but I won’t jinx myself by saying I will post more often.


Because we both know that the second I say I am going to write x amount of times each week/month/whenever, you will never see me again.

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It is the bane of blogging, or even just in living, when we set up too many parameters in a season in which they do not fit.


So here’s to continued inconsistency with Little House In The City in 2015.


Much love, Lyndse

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