Wednesday, October 29, 2014

LetterPress Blocks by Dayspring

We have just completed a sermon series at my church on Grace.  I loved it so much.  I've learned more about grace the last 5 weeks than I have ever known my whole Christian life!  One of my favorite stories involved the master who went out and got workers all throughout the day.  Some in the early morning, some a few hours later, some after lunch, and even a few workers in the late hours of the workday.  At the end of the day, the master paid every worker the same wages.  Those who worked all day were ticked off to say the least. Those who worked two hours were so thankful to their master for the grace he showed them. When there is more grace, there is more peace.  And this is the prayer I have added to my life:

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.  
II Corinthians 1:2

You can build your own Letterpress Blocks phrase with Dayspring.  They also have pre-made words you can choose from.  These would look great on any gallery wall in your home!

A Robertson Family Christmas Review

If you've ever watched the Robertson family on their hit television show Duck Commander, you know they are all about Faith, Family, and Ducks.  They are also a lot of fun!  I have watched many an episode and thought to myself Wow!  I would really like to go hang out with them.  They seem like they are always having a great time.  And they are always eating really good food!  

In this new book written by Miss Kay Robertson (with Travis Thrasher), one lucky boy, Hunter, gets to do just that.  After winning a contest he knew nothing about, this teenage boy gets to go spend the week of Christmas with Willie and Korie Robertson and all their kids.  This Chicago city boy gets to meet the West Monroe country boys.  He is really not excited about the week, but the Robertson clan does not disappoint.  Hunting trips, cooking lessons, Christmas traditions, and just plain fun are all a part of the Hunter's week!

Another big part of spending time with the Robertsons is learning all about their faith and how they live it out in their daily lives.  A big part of this wisdom comes from Phil Robertson.  Although resistant at first, Hunter becomes open to this at the end of the week.  It is a blessing to see how much influence this family had on this teenager's life.  

This is a quick read, and I will add it to my basket of Christmas books for sure.  I am a part of the Tyndale Blog Network, and they sent me a book to giveaway to one reader.  To enter, please leave a comment with your favorite Christmas tradition.  I will choose a winner on November 13th and send a copy of the book to them.  I'm excited to share this book with one of you!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

STOP Teaching Our Kids To Kill REVIEW

As a mom of three boys (ages 9 {twins} and 13), I am very aware of the violence that our kids are bombarded with every day.  I also have a husband who served in the United States Army for several years.  That being said, I tend to agree with what this book is saying, and my husband has the total opposite viewpoint. This is where we agree to disagree.  

I highly recommend looking at the website by the Killology Research Group.  It is very informative.  I found this quote about the book.  "Their book is a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth. And, most important, it is a blueprint for us all on how that can be achieved."  So parents, teachers, mentors, and kids can all learn something very important from this book.

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

Noah by Mark Ludy

My oldest son is named Noah, so I am naturally drawn to books about the Bible character Noah.  Since the release of the major motion picture, we have re-read the story of Noah in the Bible with our kids.  And now we have an excellent resource to put pictures to the Bible story as we read.

  This is the first of Mark Ludy's books that I have had the opportunity to peruse.  He is most definitely a talented artist.  His pictures are beautiful and the detail is amazing!  The colors are vivid and eye-catching.  He puts a story into pictures beautifully.  My boys enjoyed the animals the most!

I am glad I was given the opportunity to review this book from Plough Publishing House.