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Coffee and Conversation #156 – Focus on Reading

Greetings and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #156!

It's the 3rd Anniversary of Coffee and Conversation - and even tho' it may not be National Reading Week or some-such anywhere else, we're gonna celebrate the joy and privilege of that activity full throttle here!


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This week, in honor of our 3rd year of hosting Coffee and Conversation (eek!), we’re celebrating our very-most favorite thing with you – reading!

So, while it may not be National Reading Week (although there are plenty of “official” opportunities to celebrate various forms of reading year-round), we’re gonna celebrate the joy and privilege of that activity full throttle here 🙂

We’ve got yet another party tomorrow night, more reading resources of our own, and a sweet giveaway that celebrates both summer and reading. Promise me you’ll check it out!

Celebrate Reading with us!

If you’ve registered at our site, you’ve already gotten your very own personal invitation, and if not, I’d like to let you know about yet another event this week.

Candy’s hosting an old-fashioned Usborne Book party tomorrow, Thursday, July 27 from 8-8:45 pm ET on Facebook!  We hope you’ll come join us – it promises to be a fun, family affair for book lovers of all ages… Jot it down on your calendar and hop on over here to join in the fun.

Need more reading resources? Here are some oldies-but-goodies that we “dug up” from past posts…

The Ultimate Marriage Reading Challenge  – a super, year-long series

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Reading this Summer

Confessions of a Bibliophage

Book Reviews:

Devotional Reviews: Rest and Refreshment for Homeschool Moms

Brilliant Gifts for Book Lovers

And have you entered the giveaway yet?

There’s nothing more sweet to the soul to read than The Word, and Woman2Woman has put together an absolutely stellar give away this week which includes a copy of the “She Reads Truth” bible! If you haven’t entered yet…go for it! And best of luck to you all…

She Reads Truth Bible in genuine brown cowhide leather
$250 One Faith Boutique gift certificate
Lilla Rose Daisy Clip, extra small
-Bible Journaling Kit
Focusing on God’s Freedom ebook coloring book
-The Mom Village ebook
Living Out Titus 2, by Woman to Woman

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Bible Journaling Course for Beginners from Bible Journaling Ministries

And do check out these other wonderful bloggers participating in this giveaway!

Woman to Woman Ministries
Jenifer Metzger
Shari A. Miller
Write the Vision
A Delightful Glow
Whole Family Strong
Becoming Press
Learning Grace Thru Motherhood
A Mama’s Story
Christian Stress Management
I Choose Joy
Real Girl’s Realm
Rachael Gilbert {Faith, Family, Fitness}
Bible Journaling Ministries
Pat and Candy
One Faith Boutique
Skill Trekker
Gail Marie Harris


Now, on to our feature…

This post has the distinction of being THE most-read post of any that has been shared on Coffee and Conversation since we started! Guess this one struck a chord with quite a few of you.

Having three sons myself, I really wish I had read this years ago…and even better, that I’d have had the wisdom to write it years ago.

Much thanks to Tehila, from WomenAbiding, for sharing this wisdom with us!

10 Best Tips for Moms of Tween Boys10 Best Tips for Moms of Tween Boys


My friend, Lynn, shared some excellent tips with me recently in how to really enjoy our twelve-year-old son, in particular. She has two grown sons who are wonderfully contributing to society, and who still consider their mom a dear friend! I figure she must have done something right!

So here are the 10 best practical tips for moms of tween boys that I’ve ever heard (in no particular order):

Thank you for your inspiration and timely words…

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3 Responses to Coffee and Conversation #156 – Focus on Reading

  1. Journa Ramirez July 26, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

    Thanks for hosting the party. Have a great week! – Journa, visiting from the team at http://www.lollyjane.com

  2. Marilyn Lesniak July 26, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

    Thank you so much for throwing another fun party. Have a blessed week!

  3. Patrick Weseman July 26, 2017 at 10:57 am #

    Reading is great, it something I have passed on to my kids.

    Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful rest of the week.
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