Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The Bible verses and readings go well together bringing encouragement and inspiration. It always frustrates me when a devotional lists a verse that cannot be obviously applied to the lesson. The questions to think about have challenged me to really look at my life and how I am applying God’s promises to it. There are some tough questions.
It is a beautiful hard covered book with the pages just as appealing. I really like the room given for journaling. I write in almost every non-fiction book I read, sometimes to the point of taking over. This gives me plenty of room for thoughts. It would make a great gift for someone interested in making devotions and reflection part of their routine. I would recommend this book for a light devotional. If you are looking for a devotional to get you further into God's word, I would keep looking.
*This book was sent to me by the Thomas Nelson Publishing company through their BookSneeze program in exchange for honest review.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Saturday we did yard work together as a family and am always so happy when the kids think whatever we are doing, if we are doing it together, is a blast! Even picking weeds :)
We spent yesterday at the beach with friends. So much fun. I always get burnt the first beach day of the year no matter how much sunscreen I slather on. The kids must have the Peruvian skin gene from their grandfather because they are all fine and well on their way to being perfectly golden. I am red and a little tender. Do you see our sand castle in the back? The kids wanted to build Hogwarts. Playing in the sand is fun at any age!
I finished reading To Kill A Mockingbird. I love to reread classics. They never disappoint. I am also reading fluff - something by Emily Griffin. Much needed. Yesterday I received Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicjc from Book Sneeze. He spoke at out church a few weeks back and I'm very excited to review it.
We spent some time at the grandparents house this weekend and enjoyed long stretches of watching Food Network with my girls. Because we don't have TV at our house it is a real treat to relax and watch some cake challenges and Chopped with little ones that love it as much as I do. They are such cool kids!
I made Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Sheet Cake and it is nothing short of perfect. I am not a big cake eater but this cake was awesome. It took 30 minutes from start to finish and made with ingredients I had on hand. I froze some of it so will let you know how it holds up to freezing. Try it. Everyone involved will be glad you did.
It's Wednesday and we still have 5 more days! Woo Hoo!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
This book is an absolute gem! Aiden Wilson Tozer was a pastor and author. I just love this description of him, "Tozer combined the power of God and the power of words to nourish hungry souls, pierce human hearts, and draw earthbound minds toward God". From the Library of A. W. Tozer: Selections From Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey by James Stuart Bell is “full of almost 200 selections from men and women whose writings were instrumental in Tozer’s intellectual and spiritual formation. The highlighted writers are some of the most famous and influential minds in the history of Christianity, and the excerpts provided for you represent the pinnacle of their achievements.”
That description is a lot to live up to but in this case it is true. The readings are divided into eight chapters each with a different theme from Tozer’s life. Each reading is short but completely focused and mostly intense. There is John Wesley’s “Covenant Prayer”, a portion of Charles Spurgeon’s sermon “How to Read the Bible”, Martin Luther’s “An Introduction to Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Francois Fenelon’s “Maxims of the Saints” - all great stuff. This is no light reading but readings that will challenge you. Readings that will make you think beyond what you have thought before. It is a compilation in which great treasures will be found.
I received this book free from the publisher, Bethany House Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
whoopdwhoop is a currency free creative marketplace. Getting started is easy. First, you need to register. Then, once you’re registered, you need to begin earning whoops. After you’ve earned yourself some whoops, you can then use them to swap for other community member’s creations.
You make stuff, list it on the site, earn credits to buy other people's crafty stuff with no money involved. You do pay postage for your own item once someone requests it. After looking at the cute things that are listed it inspires me to try some of the crafty endeavors I have bookmarked and use up some materials in my rather LARGE craft closet!
I have my eye on this cute apron.
What do you think about whoopdwhoop??