Tuesday, October 3

A Great Devotional for Review

Good Morning, Everyone!! I hope you’re having a wonderful start to your day. I received this book to review. The opinions are my own. I want to open this up by first saying that our Moms Group at church had been doing a challenge to be joyful and list things we’re grateful for. We had a good time doing this. When I saw this devotional I thought how neat is that this would come up for review. I really like the layout, beginning with a verse then the short devotional and ending with a prayer. The devotional leaves you with a thought to ponder on for the day which is great. This would be a great book to do in a small group or with a couple of friends over coffee, tea and of course have to have the snacks too.  There was one that I was drawn to. I, of course, had to go to my birthday to see what was written for that date. In that devotion for the day was based on Psalm 3:4 "I call out to the Lord, and He answers me from His holy mountain."  I will quote a section of this "During any one of the wars involving America, letters to and fro home were eagerly awaited and cherished. Sometimes an anxious mother or father would not hear from their beloved son or daughter for many days. When a letter finally arrived, they'd rejoice, and their home would once again be filled with joy." How true this is; I went through this with my now husband from when we were just boyfriend and girlfriend, we were fiancees, then onto now husband and wife. I know many times I hung on to is there a letter today, is there a package somewhere so I know he's ok?? When I did get a letter or package, or flowers anything from him a call, anything it really filled me with joy. Just as with the Lord when we pray about something and the answer comes we are filled with the joy only He can give. What a loving God!! I hope you truly enjoy the book as much as I have so far and will as I go through the rest of it. I know I will be sharing with friends and family. Thanks for stopping by!! 

Grace & Peace,

Tuesday, September 26

Book Review- Coloring Christmas Devotions

Hi Everyone!! I just wanted to get in here and write a review on this book. I received this book to write a review. The opinions are of my own, no influence on other parties are directing my opinion. My first thoughts of this book was that it was so small and lightweight . I really liked that because not always is it easy for me to carry a book. The opening devotional was Focusing on Jesus; I think of how often in our busy days how distracted we can get. How quickly can our eyes turn from being focused on Jesus and focused on something else. How long does it take us to refocus our eyes on Him? This devotional was a great find. I am glad that I was able to receive it. The pictures for coloring were appropriate to the devotional and some more intricate than others. This would be a nice gift at Christmas time. I already have plans for this book of who will receive it, but I am not going to reveal here in case they are reading and think they have figured it out. I really like to keep people in suspense of what I am up to next. 

Grace & Peace,

Thursday, August 24

Jesus, I Need You: Honest Prayers from a Trusting Heart Book Review

Hi Everyone! I was given this book for review. The opinions are my own. I was not directed to write the review a certain point of view. I found this devotional to be a nice compliment to my Bible and morning devotions. I found that they were laid out by topics. I liked there was a short devotional reading and questions at the end to make you think about what you just read. There was also a writing area that you can write out a prayer; write about the devotional that you just read. I filled mine out in a notebook so that if I wanted to share the book I could do so without sharing personal thoughts and things I would have written in the book. I must say that the book left me with much to ponder. I also did share some of the questions that made you think with some friends as they brought up things to me that I recalled what I read. I shared with them and they started thinking about what I had said. I also directed them to where they could purchase the book. I will also add that this would be a nice gift for a family member, family friend, a secret sister at church. Thanks. 

Grace & Peace,

The Master's Bouquet and more book review

Good morning, everyone! I am writing to review this book of poems. I found them to be Biblical based; scripture was given at end of the poems. There were many poems for different subjects so it was nice to be able to read for subjects you were interested in. There was some artwork within the book that family drew. While I liked the poems there were some not so much. I feel it depended upon the subject of what the poem was about. The poem about her Father reminded me of the poem I wrote about my Dad who is now in heaven. I had to read the poem again. This book is good just for an afternoon read or maybe at bedtime reading to relax before retiring for the night. I was able to share a couple of the poems with a friend that was struggling with a few things. I was given a copy of this to review. The opinions and thoughts are my own. I was not influenced to write a review to one or another opinion. They are now looking for the book to purchase. I couldn't share or give my copy to my friend because I have the digital copy. 

Grace & Peace,

Tuesday, August 8

The Mission Walker by Edie Littlefield Sundby Book Review

Greetings, everyone!!! I have to open this up by saying I saw Edie on Home and Family. She was interviewed and spoke about her book. She was such an inspiration! I say that from my heart. I had just learned just days before that my Mom's cancer was back and spread to her spleen. Her body is already compromised by Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, an auto immune disease. Hearing her story I knew this book needed to get into my Mom's hands. I immediately looked up the book to get the price; then talk to my husband about purchasing the book. I found it talked with him and right now financially it was not within the budget. I said can we please pray about the book because I really feel like this would be a great tool for my Mom. He agreed that we would pray about the book. I hadn't received the list of books available to review yet and I felt in my spirit to wait to choose my book. I waited then the email I was waiting on came in. I looked at the list and there was Edie's book!! I cried, I was so blessed to see this book. God provided the book!!

Now to get into my thoughts and opinions of this wonderful book. I have to say wonderful while it had so many things going on, things that you the reader to absorb. The book kept your attention and you couldn't get to the next page fast enough to see what was going to happen next. We first learned of  Edie's diagnosis and the impact on her family. No matter how difficult Edie's battle became she kept her focus on the Lord. She would say,"Through the grace of God and His medicine, I am healed." This became her constant prayer. Another reminder that the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. The Bible encourages us to use every piece of God's armor to resist the enemy whenever he attacks. Prayer is the most powerful of all God's armor. I want to say this was such a fast read; hanging on each word following along to what was coming next. There was a part that was frightening. I feared for their lives in the story. I knew Edie made it out, but just the fear that ran through me I could only imagine what she was feeling when it was happening to her. I felt her pain as she traveled along. I appreciated her endurance and the courage she had to take on the challenges she faced while walking the mission trail. I am encouraged to take this up on my walk with my bone disease and encourage our son to do the same. We now will have our walks together.

I really enjoyed this book; I loved the book. I really didn't want the story to end. I can say I have a lot of friends and family in mind for this book. I will be directing them to purchase this book. If you'd like to purchase a copy click the words The Mission Walker

Grace & Peace,

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