Monday, February 27, 2012


I am always looking for good Christian books to read with my twin boys. They are 1st graders and are becoming little readers themselves. So I was so glad to be able to read this new board book with them. The main character, Little Cub, and his grandfather have a great conversation about God's love while out fishing in the wild. My boys love to be outside, so the setting was great for them. The book talks about how hard it is to love sometimes especially when people upset us or are different than us. It gives great examples of sibling rivalry (something we deal with on a daily hourly basis) and moodiness too. The part my twins loved the best was when Little Cub talked about her twin siblings! They got so excited to be reading a book with twins in it.

As a mom, I appreciate books like this. It seems like I am constantly nagging at my kids to get along, to be kind, to stop fighting, and to love, love, love! This book drives home the message that God's love is the greatest example we have and that I should practice what I preach to my kiddos!

*I am a blogger who loves to read and review books. I was given a copy of this book by WaterBrook Press in exchange for my review.*

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

(in)courage (in)RL Beach Party

Have you checked out the (in)courage community? It is an awesome sight with some great writers, speakers, mentors, and encouragers. I love reading this sight every day. It is a great online community, but they are changing things up a bit this spring....

"We love the online world, but there's only so far a comment box can go to connect us. We're looking forward to stepping through blog posts and into each other's real lives - on April 27-28 and beyond. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of connecting (in)courage in real life." ~taken from their webpage~

They are hosting a day of (in)courage meetups all around the country and globe with a webcast for everyone to watch. They are encouraging friends to open up their homes and invite others to gather and watch live webcasts of (in)courage contributors and community. What an awesome way to connect with others who may be in close proximity to you! This event is called (in) Real Life and it takes place April 27th and 28th all over the world!

You can go here to register for the event or here to learn more about the event.