Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MAY THE FAITH BE WITH YOU



I love to read.  Reading is my passion.  And I really don't understand when people say they don't like to read or don't have time to read.  What the what?!?  Now I'm going to be completely honest here and tell everyone that I have three boys who hate to read.  Yes it's true.  And yes it makes my heart just a little sad.  But I'll get over it.

That being said, anytime I can find a "boy" book that is not cheesy or tacky, I will literally snatch it up in hopes that one of my boys will at least glance at it.  The new NIRV bible May The Faith Be With You is a perfect example of this.  Geared to the Star Wars fan (my boys for sure!) this would be a great Bible for lots of people I know.  I really don't think it is age dependent, because I know lots of adult Star Wars fans.  My boys are 12 and 16, and we have enjoyed reading Bible stories.  There are also sections throughout that are relevant to them today.  We definitely have enjoyed this New International Reader's Version together!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.  Opinions are mine.*

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hinds' Feet on High Places


I've heard it said multiple times that life is a journey.  It's a journey of highs and lows, ups and downs, happy, and sad, good and bad.  There are seasons of plenty and seasons that leave you downright exhausted.  As a believer in Jesus, there is always the firm foundation of the Bible to go back to and reference.  Sometimes I forget about this solid ground and try to get through life all by myself.  But this is never the case for Christians.  I am thankful for books like Hind's Feet on High Places to remind me of the fact that I need to rely on God.  

The original book was printed in 1975, and I know my mom owned a copy of it back in the day.  This new updated book is part story and part journal with beautiful artwork throughout.  It also includes focal scripture verses that can be colored.  

"The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places."  Habakkuk 3:19
~This verse is the premise of the story told in the book.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.  Opinions are mine."

GOD GAVE US FAMILY




I am always looking for good book to read to my kids.  We are by no means a "traditional family".  My husband had a 6 year old daughter from a previous marriage, when I met him.  After we were married, I had one biological son.  Then after years of trying to have more children, we adopted twins!  So the way our family was formed is very different.  Just like every family.  Just because we are different, doesn't mean we are loved any less by the creator of us all!  

This book about celebrating differences is great for any kid no matter what kind of situation they are in.  I think the more our kids are exposed to these ideas, the cliches and stigmas are lessened.  I want my kids to LOVE no matter what.  Love wins every time!!

"WE NEED TO LOVE THE FAMILY GOD GAVE US!"  {AMEN!!!}

I received this book in exchange for my review.  Opinions are mine.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Needing Help To GET OUT OF THAT PIT


If you are looking for practical ways to get out of a "pit" you are currently in, this is the book for you. I've spent seasons feeling sorry for myself due to various circumstances. This is not a healthy way to live. Beth Moore gives three steps straight from the Bible to help her readers out. 

1. CRY OUT 

2. CONFESS 

3. CONSENT 

Reading this book will give you specific things to de when you are in a pit and need help getting out of it! 

I am thankful for her words and God's promises that she has shared with me. 

*I received this book in exchange for my review. Opinions are mine.*

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

TRANQUILITY *A REVIEW*

If you are looking for a unique prayer journal, I highly recommend this book. It is a perfect mix of scripture, inspirational quotes, places to journal, and pictures to color. What a great combination for your quiet time in the morning before the kids get up, or in the evening when the chaos of the day is over. I am always on the lookout for different ways to journal and this would make a great gift for anyone who enjoys writing and coloring! 

There are scripture verses quoted, prayers to reflect on and use, unique pictures to color, lots of journaling space.  I think this would be perfect for a new college student to pack and take with her away from home.  This is also great for busy moms who may have just a few minutes during the day for this type of activity!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review.  Opinions are mine.*

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Tough As They Come *Book Review*




If you are looking for an encouraging book about an American soldier who has overcome all the odds and is thriving today, this is the book for you!  Wow!  What an awesome story this is.  Faith, family, and love are the things most important to Travis Mills.  You can learn more about him and Tough As They Come here.  We are living is some changing times in America and around the world, but true heroes such as Travis Mills will never change.  People like him are what make me proud to be an American!


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Journal Bible for Girls REVIEW

This is the cutest Bible specifically for girls that I have ever seen,  I love the turquoise color of the cover and the elastic band that keeps it closed (no more wrinkled or bent Bible pages!)  As a girl who went to church her entire life (~42 years), I wish this Bible was around when I was a youngster.  This specific Bible is the journal style which has become very popular.  Add a package of color pencils and it's a perfect gift for any girl!

Each page has a section on the side margin that is lined (like notebook paper) It is here you can draw, write, doodle, journal, or write prayers.  This is an awesome feature for anyone who wants to strengthen their relationship with their Heavenly Father.  The NIV version is a popular one at our church.  I cannot find a little girl to give this to!  

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my review.  Opinions are mine.*