What Makes a “Good Read?”

Lauren Compton Encouragement 14 Comments

There are lots of books to read. Lots of intriguing sounding plots and captivating covers. But what exactly equates to a “good read” to me? That’s certainly quite the question! 😉 So I guess I’ll start by listing some things I appreciate when I’m reading! Skilful writing (certainly a big plus!) Adventure (yep, love a good dose of that to …

Take Heart!

Lauren Compton Encouragement, Jayne's Endeavour, Quotes 10 Comments

Spring is well and truly in the air over here! 😀 It’s exciting to see all the flowers coming out and the blossoms appearing! Our garden is full of soooo much colour and splendour!! God is such an amazing designer!! 😀 Here’s a couple of pictures one of my siblings took recently! Aren’t they amazing colours!? 😀 And those are …

Does Is Really Matter?!?

Lauren Compton Encouragement, Review 6 Comments

What we allow to capture our imaginations and hearts shapes how we think and act 😀 Which means . . . books are powerful!! 😀 As an author that is a scary and wonderful thought all wrapped into one! Scary because of the responsibility that comes from publishing words and ideas that will influence others. And wonderful because God is …

The LORD is my . . .

Lauren Compton Encouragement 4 Comments

My sisters put together a list of Scripture verses that demonstrate the greatness and goodness of God as an encouragement for someone. When I saw it, I knew I had to include it in a post 😀 So here’s the list! And don’t forget to pay extra attention to the words in bold! 🙂 “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted …

Promoting Family in Our Writing and Reading

Lauren Compton Encouragement, Quotes, Review 4 Comments

My mum has always told me that my siblings should be my best friends. That’s the type of family I grew up in. A family that works together, laughs together, and spends heaps of time together. 🙂 This type of environment is normal for me (what a blessing! 😀 ). But every so often I’m thrown a “reality” check. The …