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Do Not Be Afraid! by Messianic Rabbi K.A. Schneider

I received this book in exchange for my review, a small amount of advertisement is included in the post. Do you live full of fear? This world is a very uncertain place, but... You Can Live Without Fear!   For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 Everyone deals with fear; not everyone conquers it. Throughout our lives we all experience different kinds of fears. Unfortunately, many of us believe the lie that fear is something we have to live with. You don't! According to Scripture, God desires every one of His children to be free from fear-including you! In Do Not Be Afraid!, Rabbi K.A. Schneider shares personal testimony of how he struggled with, and experienced victory over fear-and how you too can walk in this same supernatural freedom.  This book shows you how to: 

No More Ordinary by Carol McLeod

Received this book in exchange for my review - Some advertisement included in post. Are you looking for more out of life, than just the mundane? If so this book is for you! What is the abundant life? Carol McLeod partners with the Word of God and the lives of victorious believers to show the reader how to obtain and maintain a life that is a rare and priceless treasure. Such a life is contagious in that it causes others to want it.  Each chapter of this thrilling book explains how to tackle life with zest in spite of the circumstances. Each chapter also presents the life stories of people like Corrie ten Boon, Robert LeTourneau, Ruth Bell Graham, Hank and Betty Stam, Susannah Wesley, and many others. Life with a capital L begins the moment that you make the decision to enter into a partnership with the Man whose very identity is known as Life himself!" Within each chapter the reader will find a practical approach to living the abundant life. 

Fatal Exchange by Lisa Harris - Review

I received this book in exchange for my opinion. The following post contains a small amount of advertisement. Emily Hunt might come from a family of cops, but she never goes looking for an adrenaline rush. She lives the quiet--well, relatively quiet--life of a teacher and thrives on making a difference in the lives of her students. But she'll have to draw on a well of strength and savvy she didn't know she had as student Rafael Cerda takes her class hostage for ransom money to save his brother's life. Undercover cop Mason Taylor has been working with Rafael to find his brother and bring the cartel thugs who hold him to justice. Can he talk Rafael down from his impulsive actions? And is there something more sinister at work here than he realizes?

I Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson

I received this book in exchange for my review. There is a small amount of advertisement in the following post. As  I am writing this review I am eating a bowl of chocolate ice cream. My last indulgence for a while anyhow as I try out this program. You can bet I am savoring every bite! Inspired by Sarah Wilson’s personal experience, her work as a health coach and her interviews with the top experts from around the world,  I Quit Sugar  is a step-by-step guide for getting off sugar, complemented by recipes to keep you off it for good. The book will lead you through the various stages of detox and adjustment, with advice on how to lose weight and kill cravings.

NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers - Review

I received this book in exchange for my opinion. The following post contains a small amount of advertisement. Looking for a Bible your first grader can read? One that will grab their attention? Ready for Adventure? The Adventure Bible for Early Readers takes you on a fun, exciting journey through God’s Word. Along the way you’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God.   This new  edition of the bestselling NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers maintains all of the features loved by kids from its previous edition but is now available in full color throughout! Kids ages 6-10 will be even more captivated with learning about the Bible and growing closer in their relationship with God. Includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) which is written at a third grade reading level for children just beginning to explore the Bible on their

A Bridge Unbroken by Cathy Bryant - Review and GIVEAWAY

I received this book courtesy of the author in exchange for my review. The following post may contain a small amount of advertisement. Letting go to build a bridge… Dakota Kelly  wants her painful past to disappear. A plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with the man responsible for the scars on her heart.  But  Chance Johnson  isn't the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside their grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempt at  forgiveness?

The Fragrance of Crushed Violets by Cathy Bryant - Review and GIVEAWAY

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. This post contains a small amount of advertisement. "Forgiveness isn't natural; it's supernatural." A Bible study about forgiveness... What do we do when a loved one, boss, co-worker, friend, or enemy seem determined to bring us down through an attack? How do we handle it when their assault is personal, public, deep, unjust, unfair, and unfounded? Take it one step further. How do we deal with meaningless acts of destruction and death, say in something similar to the Twin Towers incident or a school shooting, especially when the offender shows no remorse? Do we file it in our brains and rack it up to "one more senseless act" and chance to think that God somehow messed up?  In short, how do we move past the hurt and anger to a place of forgiveness? 

The Illusion of MORE by Harris III

I received this book for review. This post contains a small amount of advertisement. Is the grass really greener on the other side...Or is this the ultimate illusion? The first man and woman were closer to God than any other creature on Earth. They had everything they could have ever wanted: healthy, timeless bodies, an endless supply of food and water, and a beautiful garden in which to live and play. Still, they reached for the mirage of MORE. What is the great illusion that each of us falls prey to in life? More. More money = more contentment. More things = more satisfaction. More success = more happiness. Like Adam and Eve, we still reach for the forbidden today. No matter which way we turn, we're tricked into believing that what God has provided isn't enough. And THAT is where the ultimate illusion begins. Join Master Illusionist Harris III on an unforgettable journey, as he shows you how to:

Silenced by Dani Pettrey

I received this book in exchange for my review. The following post contains a small amount of advertisement.  The truth is far worse than either of them imagine. A relaxing day of rock climbing takes a disturbing turn when Kayden McKenna’s route leads her to a face-to-face encounter with a dead climber. Is it a terrible accident or something sinister? When the case is handed to the overburdened sheriff, he turns to Jake Westin. With Jake’s past now revealed, he’s ready to use his talent for investigation again-–but he could never prepare for where the case will take him. Kayden and Jake soon realize that the death was no accident. And worse, it seems the killer is on to them. When strange things begin happening in Yancey, Jake is terrified that once again his world may put someone he loves in danger.

Pulling Back the Shades by Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery

I received this book from iconmediagroup in exchange for my review. Today the book I am reviewing broaches a topic many Christians shy away from. And to be honest, when first approached to review this book I wasn't really sure I wanted to, or would be comfortable covering this on the blog. About The book: Christian women don't have to choose between being sexual and spiritual. They have legitimate longings that the Church has been afraid to talk about, and books like  Fifty Shades of Grey  exploit. Whether you are single or married, sexually dead or just looking to revive your sex life,  Pulling Back the Shades  will address your desire to be both sexual AND spiritual. With solid Biblical teaching and transparent stories, trusted authors Dannah Gresh  and Dr. Juli Slattery, offer an unflinching look at the most personal questions women ask. The book offers practical advice for women to address five core longings:

A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga

I received this book in exchange for my review. The following post contains some advertisement. Quilts of Love Series After the end of World War II, Clara Kirkpatrick returns from the Women’s Army Corp to deliver a dying soldier’s last wishes: convey his love to his young widow, Mattie, with apologies for the missed life they had planned to share. Struggling with her own post-war trauma, Clara thinks she’s not prepared to handle the grief of this broken family. Yet upon meeting Mattie, and receiving a baby quilt that will never cuddle the soldier’s baby, Clara vows to honor the sacrifices that family made. Now a labor and delivery nurse in her rural hometown, Clara wraps each new babe in the gifted quilt and later stitches the child’s name into the cloth. As each new child is welcomed by the quilt, Clara begins to wonder whatever happened to Mattie—and if her own life would ever experience the love of a newborn. Little does she know that she will have the opportunit

Blind Trust by Sandra Orchard - Review

The following post contains a small amount of advertisement. The book was the only compensation given in exchange for my review.  If you love a good mystery - You'll enjoy this book! Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money, and she can't believe that it came from her sweet neighbor. Or that it lands her in the middle of another one of Detective Tom Parker's investigations. Determined to prove her neighbor's innocence, Kate stumbles into a pit of intrigue that is far deeper than a two-bit counterfeit operation--and strikes too close to home for comfort. As family secrets come to light, her world--and her budding romance with Tom--begin to crumble. To Kate, it's clear that she won't be safe until she uncovers all of Port Aster's secrets. But is it too late for her and Tom?


This morning I was reading a book I am probably already supposed to have reviewed. It spoke to me about some things in my life I need to be working on and I wrote a prayer to the LORD.  Asking Him once again to help me get lost in HIM. That when people see me, they won't see my "good deeds", my accomplishments, my "talents", instead they will see Jesus.  How that ties in exactly with what I write next, maybe won't be as obvious to you, but it made sense to me. smile I turned on the computer to check emails. He sent me two. The  First one from Kathi Lipps Blog -  What Our Kids Want More Than a Pinterest Perfect Birthday Cake God spoke to me: The words that stood out - " Present over perfect." I just want to be present , enjoy each day to the fullest with my children, my family, my friends, and serving the Lord. The Second :  For Whose Glory  on Allume by Kayse In this post she talks about pride and distraction. Once again, both of the

Saturday Smiles

 Yesterday was my grandparents anniversary. To tell you the truth, I don't know how many years they would have been married, but way past 50 for sure! My grandfather passed away a few years ago, but remembering him always brings a SMILE to my face. Growing up on the mission field did not allow for alot of time with grandparents, but the times we did have together hold many dear and precious memories. What do you have to smile about today?

Super Stitches by - Review

I received this book in exchange for my review. The following post contains a small amount of advertisement. The Perfect Stitch for Every Project Does your sewing machine come with lots of fancy stitches that you've never thought to try? This   essential guide to machine and hand stitches will teach you how to use any and every stitch for professional-looking seams, hems, gathers, darts, and more. Unlock your full sewing potential with 57 machine stitches, 18 hand stitches, and tips to choose the correct needles, threads, and sewing machine accessories, complete with detailed step-by-step tutorials and illustrations.

Samantha Sanderson On the Scene By Robin Caroll

I received this book compliments of BOOKLOOK.  The following post contains a small amt of advertisement. The second book in an exciting series about a girl with dreams to become an investigative journalist, each book promises to touch on a crime straight from the headlines, while also tackling tough issues faced by middle-schoolers everywhere. A new addition to the Faithgirlz! trusted brand of books introduces readers to Sam Sanderson, an independent, resourceful, tech-savvy cheerleader and aspiring journalist, and Sam's best friend Makayla. They're ordinary 7th graders who enjoy shopping, texting, and going to the mall-along with sniffing out the next big mysteries to report in the school paper. As Samantha and the rest of the middle schoolers prepare for the upcoming Spring Fest, "mean girl" Nikki faces the reality that her parents are getting divorced. It's hard for Samantha to sympathize because of Nikki's unkind reputation. But when Nikki becomes