Sunday, September 24, 2017


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. 




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


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.*

Sunday, January 1, 2017

All The Pretty Things book review

I have followed Edie's blog {Life in Grace} for many years.  I was very excited when she announced she would be writing a book.  It ended up taking much longer for her to write the book than she anticipated.  (I think she did a total of three re-writes)  I cannot imagine the struggle she went through with the words on these pages.  She is definitely an inspiration to anyone on a spiritual journey of their own.  Whether you are a new believer, a non-believer, or a believer since the day you were born, her words will resonate with you.

After being raised by a single mother and an alcoholic father (who was in and out of her life), she was determined to rise above her past.  Her hard work and determination paid off for her when she "mad doctor" like her daddy always said she would.  Her choices caused pain and worry for herself and her children.  Then when her home burned down, there was God with a whole new lesson for her to learn.  (I have vivid memories of my grandparents home burning down in the '80s...this is something I will never forget)  Her book is one to read again and again, then let a good friend borrow it (as long as she promises to give it back)

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

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Nourishing Meals Review

I have been following the Whole 30 food eating plan for almost 2 years now!!  I seriously think it is the best way for me to eat.  When I am really strict and follow the guidelines, I do really well and have almost zero cravings for junk/processed foods.  But when I let myself eat crap, I quickly want to eat more crap, then I feel like's a vicious cycle that one day I hope to totally break!

Until then....I'm always looking for Whole 30 approved recipes that my whole family (not just me) will eat!  My three boys and my husband do not follow any specific diet, but I do want to cook them decent meals when I have the time to actually cook.  So I was glad to get this new cookbook nourishing meals by Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre.  If you are looking for diet-specific recipes such as gluten-free, dairy-free, or soy-free, this cookbook is for you! There are 484 pages of recipes and photos to entice your little ones to eat.  My favorite thing to do is to give each of my kids post-it notes and have them tag recipes they want to try.  Then once a week I will cook a new (kid-picked) recipe.  Sometimes it's a winner, and sometimes we will never make it again, but it gives the kids some ownership at the dinner table.  Enjoy!!!!

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Field Guid to Sports Metaphors *Book Review*

We are a pretty big sports family.  My husband grew up swimming competitively in jr. high and high school.  My oldest son plays basketball pretty much year round between high school and another league.  Then my twins play travel soccer and basketball throughout the year.  So needless to say we are always going to practice, a game, tournaments, or watching sports on television.

If you ever want to increase your sports knowledge, this book is for you!  The Field Guide to Sports Metaphors is a great education tool.  You can impress other parents on the sidelines with the facts you can learn from this book.  You can also help your kids be smarter about the sport they are playing.  The book covers team and individual sports, so all the bases (pardon the pun) are covered!  So the next time you feel like you want to "throw in the towel" or "bring your A game", you'll know exactly what you are talking about!

*This book was provided to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for my review.  Opinions are mine.*