Friday, October 14, 2016

Book Review: Can I Really Know Jesus?: 101 Questions and Answers about Jesus, Salvation, and Prayer

Book Description: Can I Really Know Jesus?: 101 Questions and Answers about Jesus, Salvation, and Prayer Knowing Jesus is like no other relationship you’ve ever experienced. Cheerful artwork with a modern whimsical style wraps around honest, easy-to-understand answers to your toughest questions about the Savior, his invitation to salvation, and the assurance that God really does hear our prayers. Can I Really Know Jesus? will inspire and offer comfort as you grow closer to God and gain a better understanding of why he sent his Son to earth, what it means to have salvation, and how prayer can deeply impact your life. Also serves as a heartfelt gift of love and promise to those who are considering faith or are new believers.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. As a believer you still have questions and this book does a good job of sorting the scripture to find the answers you are seeking. I can see this a a great bible study tool or even a starting off point for a non or new believer. 101 pages of simple questions about Jesus, faith, and believing. I used this book as a devotional of sorts. I picked one of the 3 sections and went through it 1 page a day. I read the question applied it to where I currently am in my faith journey then studied the accompanied scripture. This I feel has helped me understand the bible a bit better. I like that it also opens up a door on how we can take those questions and turn them outward. Do you have a friend you want to bring closer to christ? I bet they have questions. Let this book guide you in discussion.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts are my own. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Book Review - Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal

Book Description: Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal invites you to bring creative journaling and the calming act of coloring into your quiet time with God. This beautifully designed interactive prayer book from Tyndale’s Living Expressions collection helps guide your thoughts as you pray about concerns such as health, overcoming stress, personal relationships, and more. Gratitude gives you a way to celebrate and give thanks to God for the many blessings he provides. Filled with over 100 designs to color, plenty of space for journaling and sketching, and 40 needs-based prayers, Gratitude helps you express your devotion to God with your whole heart!

My Thoughts: Over the course of a few weeks I used this as my daily devotional and a way to refocus my thoughts and become closer to God. As someone who's a beginning a journal, I liked the prompts offered on the pages. At least for me, it's helpful to have a starting point already there. Something to focus my thoughts and help me to get words on the page. I found it a lot less intimidating than just a blank page. The other unique feature of this prayer and praise Journal was the coloring aspect. Adult coloring books are becoming really popular. As studies have shown coloring is a good stress relief tool. So I thought it was pretty Innovative to have that a part of a devotional Journal. Some days when I wasn't ready to put words on the page it was still nice to be able to pull out the journal and color. Even while coloring I was able to calm my mind and my body and then be able to focus on praying or praising God. Overall I really recommend this book to anyone looking for a good devotional or way to calm your spirit and mind.

To find out more about this amazing devotional and bible line of book check out these links below.
· Tyndale’s Inspire Creativity board on Pinterest has downloadable samplers and sharable coloring pages from our coloring and Bible journaling line, the Living Expressions Collection!
· Check out for the latest news and information on our coloring and journaling products.

Tyndale House Publishers have provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. All views are my own.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Multi-function Chalkboard Easel Review

I want to introduce you to this amazing toy I had a chance to review. My family loves it and I'm sure yours will too! 
It's called: Lewo Magnetic Board Games Multi-function Chalkboard Easel Wooden Toys Dry Erase Board Animals Puzzle Games for Kidsand you can find it here on Amazon

There are a few other sets like it that are sure to be fun as well. I think I might pick up a few different sets for our upcoming road trip. 

Product Description

Create An Forest Animals Paradise 
All magnetic shapes and accessories ,can be used to create a large variety of animals world.and its double-sided board, your babies will drawing an beautiful world according to their imagination.
All Pieces Contained
Creative Animals Puzzle Board Games,the wooden box hold all parts, includes: a white (grease) board with pen and eraser, which is also magnetic A chalk board with chalk and eraser Magnetic pieces of people and animals, clothing and accessories
Learning and Education
Lots of puzzles pieces,all of them are different,babies will know more about animals ,shapes,math ,size and color. And it is also good tools to help develop many skills,hands of flexibility,hand-eye coordination .

My thoughts: This is a really cute toy! Not only is it a fun toy for children of all ages. My children ages 8, 7 and 2 love it! But it could also be used as a learning tool. I'm currently teaching my two-year-old at home and the dry erase board and chalkboard have come in handy with teaching how to write his letters and his numbers the magnets are fun and teaching him how to identify colors and animals as well as different shapes. My older children love creating new stories and acting them out with the magnets. They have also use the dry erase and chalkboard sides to work out math problems and practice their spelling. This is truly versatile product combining play and work and makes learning engaging and fun. I completely recommend this and plan on buying a few more for my nieces and nephews.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Stainless Steel Kids Water Bottle

All my children enjoy the Stainless Steel Kids Water Bottle. A few features I really like is the 12oz capacity is the perfect size for little toddler hands and fits perfectly in our big kids lunch box as well. The 2 interchangeable caps allows me the option to make it work for my 2 year old (sport cap) or change it and its perfect for my 8 year old (screw cap) The stainless steel bottle I thing keeps the drinks colder longer than a plastic bottle and is easier to clean with no staining from juices! We have had no issues with leaking the seals are tight and easy to clean. The only thing I don’t particularly like would be that the sports top might be difficult to clean when used with liquids other than water but that’s typical with all sport spouts.

Overall I would recommend this product to anyone and will have to pick up a few more so each of my children can have their own.

- I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review. All views expressed above are my own.