The Magnolia Story
- Joanna explaining her reaction to Chip buying the houseboat.
- People asked them how they do it all and they say that they don’t have a TV. We needed a good kick in the pants and a reminder of our original goal to limit/eliminate TV.
- When Joanna realizes that she has a gorgeous home, but she is frustrated with her kids and they don’t have any place to play. “I went into the house that day thinking I’d try to envision some paint colors and pick who would be in which bedroom. Instead, a lightbulb went on that started to change absolutely everything for me: ‘My kids love it here. They can be kids. I’m going to design around that'” (129).
- When she decides not to upgrade her diamond on her wedding ring because the one Chip picked meant too much to her.
- Because Cody and I have a goal of owning a ranch someday, we were both so impressed with how they were able to buy their farm/ranch and build their dream home. Their journey has truly been blessed and it was inspiring to see two people so dedicated to each other, their children and to their work. Read it!
- When she chooses to be happy after a serious injury at a bad time.
- She learns to reach out to others instead of waiting for others to reach out to her.
- Noelle and her husband find balance and happiness after they kill their lawn…you have to read the whole story.
- Distinguishing between the world’s view of people and God’s view of people.
- Of course, when she wins a silver medal at the Olympics, is an amazing moment to read about after hearing about her journey.
The Things that Matter
Young House Love
Elements of Style