Thursday, April 27, 2017

KJV, Thinline Bible, Compact, Cloth over Board, Navy/Gray, Red Letter Edition by Thomas Nelson

KJV, Thinline Bible, Compact, Cloth over Board, Navy/Gray, Red Letter Edition
KJV, Thinline Bible, Compact, Cloth over Board, Navy/Gray, Red Letter Edition
Designed to be a convenient Bible for reading and travel, the KJV Compact Thinline Bible features the timeless beauty of the trustworthy King James translation. The KJV Compact Thinline Bible easily fits in purses, backpacks, or glove compartments. This easy-to-carry Bible comes with features that will enhance your reading experience, including an all-new typesetting in the elegant and readable Thomas Nelson KJV Font, double ribbon markers, full-color maps, and the words of Christ in red.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

review of book Chasing Famous by Lisa Lloyd

Chasing Famous: Living the Life You've Always Auditioned for

KJV, Thinline Bible, Large Print, Cloth over Board, Green, Red Letter Edition by Thomas Nelson

KJV, Thinline Bible, Large Print, Cloth over Board, Green, Red Letter Edition
KJV, Thinline Bible, Large Print, Cloth over Board, Green, Red Letter Edition

Monday, April 17, 2017

my favourite reads 2016

Extremely random....but extremely important: the best of all the books I read in 2016!!!

It was a wonderful reading year.
I got in a LOT of reading the first half while we were driving from our old home to our new with a van packed full of belongings and reading definitely dropped the second half of the year because of my job and the amazing outdoors which does actually trump books (shocking, I know!).
so here they are...

I found some pretty life-changing books in 2016...
Colors of Goodbye
I Don't Wait Anymore
Hunting Hope
Hope Heals
It Was Beautiful well as some other great ones....
Strong and Kind
20 Things We'd Tell our Twenty-Something Selves
If My Husband Would Change, I'd be Happy
Tying the Knot
One Minute After You Die

...and some autobiographies...
Unbroken (again)
Swimming with Faith
Young and Beardless
The Good, The Bad and the Grace of God

not to forget some awesome fiction...
The Perilous Gard
The Sherwood Ring
The Last Ride
Shades of Gray
The Book Thief (again)
From Anna
The House on the Hill

A couple lovely editions of the Bible
an impressive photography book

and because it's adorable:
I Love You Just Because (get this book. you will cry. the illustrations are that sweet)

Hunting Hope: Dig Through the Darkness to Find the LightColors of Goodbye: A Memoir of Holding On, Letting Go, and Reclaiming Joy in the Wake of LossShades of Gray
KJV, Journal the Word Bible, Large Print, Hardcover, Black, Red Letter Edition: Reflect, Journal, or Create Art Next to Your Favorite VersesI Love You Just Because   The NKJV, Study Bible   Photographs from the Edge: A Master Photographer's Insights on Capturing an Extraordinary World    If My Husband Would Change, I'd Be Happy: And Other Myths Wives Believe    Tying the Knot: A Premarital Guide to a Strong and Lasting MarriageYoung and Beardless: The Search for God, Purpose, and a Meaningful LifeSwimming with Faith: The Missy Franklin Storyhouse on the hillThe Perilous GardI Don't Wait Anymore: Letting Go of Expectations and Grasping God's Adventure for YouHope Heals: A True Story of Overwhelming Loss and an Overcoming LoveThe Last Ride (Circle C Milestones #3)

The Voices of SilenceOne Minute After You DieAnd It Was Beautiful: Celebrating Life in the Midst of the Long Good-ByeStrong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to SucceedFrom AnnaThe Book ThiefThe Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness20 Things We'd Tell Our Twentysomething SelvesUnbroken by Laura HillenbrandThe Sherwood Ring

review Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together
Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel TogetherI was so excited to receive this book to read and review. Nancy Leigh DeMoss made such an impact in women's lives with her books Lies Women Believe and others. For me personally, her book Choosing Gratitude really made a difference in my life when I first read it. In fact, I am currently rereading that very book and making my own book study out of it. Now that Nancy is Mrs. Wolgemuth, I was excited to hear that she had penned yet another book.
It seems natural that Nancy, who has helped thousands of women through her ministry and writings, pen a book such as Adorned which focuses on the Biblical relationship women should have amongst each other. Using such passages as Titus 2, Nancy explains how younger Christian  women should learn from older, more experienced saints and how those older women should invest in younger lives.
I would say this book is especially helpful for older women (of all ages!) in encouraging them to share wisdom with younger ones. Of course this book is directed towards women of all ages. I loved how Nancy opened the book, using a description of her wedding- how it looked and how she felt and the love Robert has for her as a picture of the gospel. It is too hard to explain here, but Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth is has been so gifted in writing that the reader understands and benefits from the Biblical wisdom she shares.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Known for her wisdom, warmth, and knowledge of Scripture, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has encouraged millions through her books, radio programs, and conferences. Now she’s back with a legacy work on Titus 2 and its powerful vision for women.

From Nancy:

"Cross-generational community between women is the biblical antidote for being chronically, hopelessly overwhelmed, as so many of us are.

When older women come out of their protective cocoons to invest themselves in the lives of younger women, whole families and churches feel the blessing. When young moms and singles widen their peer groups to include women who have already braved the same rapids and lived to tell about it, both sides of the relationship are strengthened and grow. We all, in different ways and in different seasons, need to be on both the giving and receiving end of this life-to-life process.

So I invite you to join me as we look to God’s Word for His perspective on the charactercommitments, and attitudes of godly women—and His prescribed process for helping us live out these virtues not only today, but from generation to generation."

Book review God Loves Mommy and Me by Bonnie Rickner Jensen

God Loves Mommy and Me by Bonnie Rickner Jensen
God loves Mommy and me, He knows we love Him too, When we pray we always say, “You’re so good, God—thank You!”

This is a sweet children's picture book from Thomas Nelson publishers, just in time for mother's day! Both mothers and little ones will enjoy looking at the delightful illustrations and reading the fun text. Even the youngest of children should be reminded who created them and where the love they receive from their mommy comes from!
I think this a lovely gift for young ones to give their mommy for mother's day!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

NKJV Woman's Study Bible review

NKJV The Woman's Study Bible
Receiving God's truth for balance, hope and transformation

What makes this Bible different from other study Bibles? This Bible is geared towards women since it highlights the various women of faith in the Bible. Women of all ages will benefit from the illustrations and lessons emphasized in this version of God's Holy Word. With the timeless New King James Version, one will be able to gain more wisdom than can be summed up in words through reading the text of God's Word. One feature about this Bible that pleased me are the included articles by Anne Graham Lotz, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Linda Dillow and other women. This will make the perfect gift for a friend, wife, sister or daughter. The packaging is beautiful and the Bible itself even more so. It is brown leather and will hold up well through years upon years of reading.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Friday, April 7, 2017

review of Andi Saddles Up and Andi Under the Big Top by Susan K Marlow

Andi Saddles Up

Image result for andi saddles up susan marlow

   I have always been an avid reader. Growing up, I loved historical fiction. Now that I am an adult, I still enjoy speed-reading books for a younger audience in the hopes of finding new favorites for my siblings as well as my future children. Although there are many wonderful books for children and young adults which are not particularly Christian (think Little House and such), it is always great to be able to provide books for your children which reinforce Biblical truths and grace. I have found that Susan's books stay true to the Christian faith without becoming fake or unrealistic.
Unusually for Christian works of fiction, her books are also quite exciting. These books make splendid read-aloud as well as personal reading books.
Andi Saddles Up is a delightful story for children. Even I loved reading it, and I am an adult. I thought it an excellent story of growth and maturity.

Andi Under the Big Top was very interesting as it highlighted the circus of that time period. The story had me quite interested and of course young readers will love it even more!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Help sponsor me as I raise money for Joni and Friends this Saturday!!!

    I am so grateful God created me able to move and run and dance and work hard. My goal is to glorify Him with my mobility and to help others who don't have as much strength or ability to move!

Thus, I was so excited when I heard about an event which will help Joni and Friends- an organization which supports disabled children and adults! This Saturday I will be walking for hours in order to help raise money for Joni and Friends! But I need sponsors, in order to make my walking actually raise money for this organization! PLEASE consider sponsoring me (even a little bit helps!) as I participate in this event THIS SATURDAY April 8th! Thank you so much!

My fundraising page

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

review of Yellow Owl Workshop's Make It Yours by Christine Schmidt

Yellow Owl Workshop's Make It Yours: Patterns and Inspiration to Stamp, Stencil, and Customize Your Stuff
Yellow Owl Workshop's Make It Yours: Patterns and Inspiration to Stamp, Stencil, and Customize Your Stuff
Transform everyday objects into handcrafted pieces to wear, share, and display.
   Coming from a family of artists and crafters and DIY-ers, this book caught my attention. I absolutely love adding personal touches to things in my home. I love making something beautiful or even just unique out of something plain. I love using my imagination to create new things. This book helps one make amazing things and will inspire both amateur and professional artist and crafters. I personally liked how several of the designs in the book were ethnic. Most of the projects and designs contained in this book look like something from a store. 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

In Yellow Owl’s Make It Yours, you’ll learn techniques for bringing personal touches to objects all around your home. Upgrade your plain scarf with a colorful abstract design. Turn a dresser into an eye-catching art deco showpiece. Whip up a desert-inspired quilt to enliven your living room. Expert printer and Yellow Owl Workshop founder, Christine Schmidt, shares her trade secrets for creating gorgeous projects using unexpected materials, from gold leaf to cake fondant. What’s best: the included Yellow Owl Workshop templates and techniques can be mixed and matched to create countless more projects! Featuring inventive ideas for every room, skill level, and time constraint, Yellow Owl’s Make It Yours will teach you to print, stamp, stencil, and dye your way to a personalized life.
Projects include:

   • Monogram Leather Clutch
   • Roll Stamp Table Linens
   • Fruit Shoji Blinds
   • Shibori Dyed Bed Linens
   • Plaid Tote
   • Upholstered Chair with Hand-Printed Fabric
   • DIY Delftware