Wednesday, May 27, 2015

More Than Just "The Talk" by Jonathan McKee

In light of recent media coverage... This seems like a good time for reviewing this book. How do we approach our children with the topic of sex? What do we teach them, and how do we teach them. Is this a one time conversation? Or should we be talking about this regularly?

Have Real Conversations With Your Kids About Sex
Cover ArtThe old ways of having the "sex talk" just won't cut it anymore. Sadly, the number one place today's young people go to for answers about sex is Google. Meanwhile, kids view nearly 14,000 sexual references a year on television, and 70 percent of teenagers have encountered pornography on the Internet. If we want our children to know the truth about healthy sexuality, we need to create a comfortable climate of continual conversations.

Jonathan McKee will show you how to move beyond the initial awkwardness of this subject into an ongoing communication with your kids about God's

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Motivate Your Child by Scott Turansky

We need a parenting revolution!
Most parenting approaches end up encouraging children to ask the wrong questions about life: What’s in it for me? Are you going to pay me for that? What’s the minimum I need to do to get by?
Motivate Your Child bookBut God’s Word gives us a better way to parent, one that builds strong internal motivation in children. When parents change the way they parent, kids change the way they live. This practical book explores a theology of internal motivation and then gives parents real-life solutions to equip their kids for life.
You’ll learn . . . 
• howto parent in ways that build internal motivation so that kids don’t have to rely on you to get things done.
• The four promptings of the conscience and how to coordinate your parenting to take advantage of them.
• ways to energize your spiritual training with fun and creativity.
• howto help children respond to mistakes instead of blaming, defending, or justifying.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Brave Girls - Faithful Friends by Tommy Nelson Kidz

Faithful Friends, forever true . . . hearts together, me and you!

From the time they are babies, some little girls reach out to those around 
them, smiling, laughing, playing, and making friends. Others might find it a little tough. This new Brave Girls devotional features 90 devotions that will reinforce a young girls desire to have friends, to BE a friend, and to help her share her faith with friends of all ages. Just as God is our "Forever Friend," faithful and true, the Brave Girls take readers through these pages, encouraging her to be best friends she can be! 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Double Cross by DiAnn Mills

FBI Agent Laurel Evertson’s investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she arrested five years ago on her first undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she’s vowed to forget Wilmington—and what she sacrificed to put him away—he is now her best lead.

Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammer’s next targets, and he’ll do anything to protect his family—even force inter-agency cooperation. But he’s quickly drawn to Laurel’s empathy and zeal and agrees to follow her lead . . . even if it means teaming up with a felon.

As the unlikely trio uncovers evidence suggesting the scam is more

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Upcoming Reviews

I took a break this week!
I've had a few crazy weeks, and although I have still been reading...
I have not had an opportunity to post my reviews.
Hopefully, next week, Lord willing, I will be back in full swing again.

Books I am reading and will be reviewing.

Summer Reading for your Girls?
Start off the day with a great Devotional.

Enjoy mystery and suspense?
This FBI Houston Series is for you!

Need some advice in this sexually charged society on how to talk to your kids?
This book is wonderful!
Cover Art

Need some parenting help?
Great book on getting your kids motivated this summer
Motivate Your Child book

So check back in next week for a follow up on the book that interests you!
There's a possibility of a surprise giveaway too!
See ya then!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Are You Looking for the Door of Opportunity?

The last few days I have been reading in, one of my favorite books, the book of Colossians. As soon as I read today's prompt, this verse immediately came to mind:

"Pray for us, that God may open a door of opportunity for our message, so we may proclaim the mystery of Christ..."
Colossians 4:3

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Postage Stamp Vegetable Garden by Karen Newcomb

To accommodate today's lifestyles, a garden needs to fit easily into a very small plot, take as little time as possible to maintain, require a minimum amount of water, and still produce prolifically. That's exactly what a postage stamp garden does. Postage stamp gardens are as little as 4 by 4 feet, and, after the initial soil preparation, they require very little extra work to produce a tremendous amount of vegetables--for instance, a 5-by-5-foot bed will produce a minimum of 200 pounds of vegetables. 

When first published 40 years ago, the postage stamp techniques, including closely planted beds rather than rows, vines and trailing plants grown vertically to free up space, and intercropping, were

Monday, April 27, 2015

Wounded Women of the Bible by Dena Dyer and Tina Samples

Imploding relationships, incapacitating losses, injurious personal mistakes, or spiritual failures—whatever the issue, the wounds are the same. Whether it’s a lapse in judgment by Bathsheba or the moral failure of the women’s ministry leader in your local church; the spiritual insensitivity of Martha or the compulsive obsessions of your church’s care circle chairwoman; the terror of an abandoned single mother like Hagar or the struggling single mother in your prayer group—the time and circumstances are different, but the wounds are equally deep and spiritually devastating. Dena Dyer and Tina Samples get it. They have their own stories of pain before healing—along with similar experiences of their families and friends. Offering more than pat affirmations or vicarious shoulders to cry on, Dena and Tina delve deep into