Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gray Matter

I have been an operating room nurse since 1997. I have seen thousands of procedures preformed by hundreds of surgeons, but I have never witnessed a surgeon pray with a patient. Dr. Levy is a neurosurgeon in California who feels led by God to pray with his patients. This book contains multiple stories where Dr. Levy has taken the courage to step out of his own comfort zone to bring glory to the ultimate Healer. This decision resulted in a huge impact in the lives of the people he interacts with on a daily basis, including his patients and their families, technicians who work with him, and other physicians. As a healthcare professional, I loved hearing about his patients, even when the outcome was not ideal. Dr. Levy is a great example to Christian physicians and healthcare providers.

In the words of Dr. Levy, "with the particular set of skills he (God) gave me, he allows me the profound privilege of having a hand in physical healing-and sometimes... helping my patients find their way to emotional or spiritual health. It is a privilege that humbles me and for which I am grateful to God with every new patient I meet."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kathi Lipp...I want to meet her!!

Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking each year to thousands of women throughout the United States. She is the author of The Husband Project and The Marriage Project, serves as food writer for Nickelodeon, and has had articles published in several magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman and Discipleship Journal. Kathi and her husband, Roger, live in California and are the parents of four teenagers and young adults. For more information visit her website: Kathi is scheduled to speak at the 2011 MOPS convention in Nashville, Tennessee!

I have had the privilege of reading Kathi's book The Me project the last couple of weeks. This handy guide coaches women to do one simple thing toward achieving our goals each day for three weeks. A woman experiencing the exhilaration of a rediscovered life offers more as a wife, mother, friend, volunteer, career woman. If you have a goal you want to achieve, I highly recommend this book. If gives a step by step plan on how to accomplish any goal.
If you really want to kick start your goal and cannot wait for the book to arrive, check out this article.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Boys and Adventure!

I picked this book to review because I have twin 5 year old boys. We love books with two main characters so they can each pick who they want to be in the story. And anything to do with camping adventures is always a big hit with our family. We are big outdoorspeople! In the book Dragon and Turtle look out for each other while they are on their adventure, much like my boys look out for each other. The text was a little wordy for five year olds (mom simplified while she was reading out loud to them). But all in all it is a great story for boys who love an adventure. And what boy doesn't love an adventure?!?!

Friday, February 18, 2011

who is my shelter?

This is book #4 in the Yada Yada House of Hope series. This story follows Gabby who has been thrown out of her home by her husband and the aftermath that has been created. Gabby is making a new life and seeking not only physical shelter, but also spiritual Shelter. The idea of God being our Shelter comes from Psalm 61..."Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge....I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings". This is a reoccurring theme in Gabby's life which makes for a great storyline.

As a girl who tries to get ahead of God and make things happen, I can totally relate to the character of Gabby. Waiting for anything is hard and never easy. This book is a great reminder to "Let go and Let God" take care of me and my surroundings. He is my Rock and my Shelter!

*To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must post that Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review. I also must say that the opinions are all mine

My Review of Flower Pot Women's Bib Style Apron

Originally submitted at CSN Stores

Serve up a plate of bold colors and sassy style with a twist of retro! This 1960's inspired print is blooming with pink, blue, green and orange flowers on a chocolate background. All of our products are proudly made in the USA with 100% premium cotton fabric. The bottom of the apro...

Great Apron

By Mom Three Ways from Greenfield, IN on 2/18/2011


5out of 5

I'm a tall girl (5' 11") and this apron still fits great. It's the perfect length and fit. I get compliments everytime I wear it!!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Lazarus Awakening

I am not a big fan of buying books just to sit on a bookshelf; I am definitely more of a library kind of gal. But this book is one you will want to buy, keep close, and reread many times. I first became aware of Joanna Weaver when my aunt gave me a copy of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World. I loved that book and tagged pages, highlighted, and underlined several passages. Joanna’s newest book Lazarus Awakening is just as good, maybe better! She takes the story of Lazarus, the one Jesus loves (John 11:3) and shows us how a relationship with Jesus is the most important thing. Just like Martha was taught, only one thing is needed .

I have to admit my favorite chapter in this book is chapter 4, When Love Tarries. Joanaa talks about her need to take control over situations when they aren’t going as planned. She wants to plot, plan, and scheme when things aren’t going so well. Yet in these times, if she listens closely, God is saying That wasn’t my plan. If you want to walk with Me, you have to SURRENDER your itinerary and TRUST Mine. This is when we must make the choice to choose the ”one thing” and not “our own thing”.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Shelter of God's Promises

Sheila Walsh is an amazing speaker and writer. I have had the privilege of hearing her speak at Women of Faith events in the past. I love her storytelling and her passion for Christ.
So when I got the opportunity to review her latest book, I was very excited! Her words are precious and just what I needed to hear. In this book, Sheila talks about the many things God has promised to those who are faithful to Him. One of the chapters contains this quote, "God doesn't want us to pretend our faith or give lip service to His promises". Each chapter contains several insights like this for those on the journey to Heaven. God is faithful and we are responsible for acting out our faith.
As an added bonus, this book also includes a Bible Study with scripture and questions to ponder for each chapter. This would be a great women's group study to consider!