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I NEED SOME HELP HERE by Kathi Lipp - Review

FTC Disclosure: This book was provided in exchange for a review. No other compensation was given. About the Book: It's easy to feel worried and anxious as a parent. There are so many areas of your child’s life that can go wrong along the way. What's a mom to do? In I Need Some Help Here! Hope for When Your Kids Don't Go According to Plan , Kathi meets you in your moments of panic or despair with wit and wisdom. She offers the most powerful tools, from prayer to practical tips, for you and your child. The book covers all of the stages of your child's life from toddler to young adult and tackles the most common issues that cause stress and anxiety, sharing: Practical wisdom when your child makes poor choices How to pray when your child is running away from God Comforting words fore when your child feels left out  "been there" advice for when your child is different than other kids.

The Controlling Husband by Dr. Ron Welch - Review

FTC disclosure: This book was provided in exchange for a review. Real hope and real solutions for every woman.   Have you ever thought or spoken these words? "I can't live this way anymore." "I've given up trying to change him." "I can't ever be good enough." "He won't listen to me anyway." Do you feel trapped, helpless, stuck in a situation with no solution and no way out? As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Ron Welch has heard many women in controlling marriages pour out their hearts. As a recovering controlling husband himself, he understands both sides of the issue. In this candid

Aveeno Positively Radiant - Influenster Product Review

I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion. No other compensation given. Are you looking for a light non-greasy face product to help reduce dark spots and even out your skin tone? This may be the one for you!

Child of Mine by David and Beverly Lewis - Review

I received this book in exchange for my review. No other compensation given. Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives. When he travels, Natalie is tenderly cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura Mast, who loves the little girl as her own.     Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches the profile.    Can this be, at long last, Kelly's beloved daughter?

The Love Dare for Parents by Stephen and Alex Kendrick - Review

I received this book in exchange for my opinion. No other compensation has been given.   The Love Dare for Parents is  a 40-day journey of “dares” challenging one or both parents to understand, practice, and communicate Christ-like love to their children. Easy to read and work into a busy schedule,  The Love Dare for Parents  is designed to “turn the hearts of parents to their children and turn the hearts of children to their parents” (Malachi 4:6) so that moms and dads can more fully enjoy and delight in their children while maximizing the positive impact they have on their lives long term. Each day brings a promising key verse from Scripture, a biblical principle

The Berenstain Bears God Shows the Way By Stan and Jan Berenstain, with Mike Berenstain

I received this book in exchange for my review. No other compensation given. Berenstain Bears have also been a family favorite, with their heart-warming stories and lessons for readers young and old.  Now in a convenient 3 stories in one collection, young readers will learn from the Berenstain Bears just how important it is to serve and love one another. Written in level one of the I Can Read standards, this bind-up of stories from the Berenstain Bears Living Lights I Can Read series is sure to please young, emergent readers as well as parents and grandparents looking for good quality reading that will help practice early reading skills as well as teach lessons about serving and caring for others. Included in this collection are the following titles:  Faith Gets Us Through Have No Fear, God Is Near Piggy Bank Blessings


I was compensated with this book in exchange for my review. Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston and finds her father deathly ill. Though she loves him, he's only ever focused on what she's  not . Not male. Not married. Not able to run Renard Shipping. Vowing to secure a suitable husband to give her father the heir he desires before it's too late, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure as her dowry: the highly coveted Lafitte Dagger. But when her father's rivals come after the dagger, she's forced to change her destination. Darius Thornton has been a man obsessed since the fatal boiler explosion aboard the  Louisiana  that nearly took his life. He will do anything to stop such disasters. Even hire a female secretary. Sure he can ignore the distraction of her pretty face, he's not sure how to proceed when drawn to her clever mind. Nicole is determined not to let her odd employer scare her off with his

the Outcast by Jolina Petersheim - Review

Raised in an Old Order Mennonite community, Rachel Stoltzfus is a strong willed single woman, content living apart from mainstream society until whispers stir the moment her belly swells with new life. Refusing to repent and name the partner in her sin, Rachel feels the wrath of the religious sect as she is shunned by those she loves most and eventually coerced into leaving by her brother-in-law, the Bishop. But secrets run deep in this cloistered community, and the Bishop is hiding some of his own, threatening his conscience and his very soul. When the life of Rachel’s baby is at stake, however, choices must be made that will bring the darkness to light, forever changing the lives of those who call Copper Creek home.  

Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer - Review

If you enjoy a bit of humor coupled with a little romance and God's amazing grace, love, and forgiveness, you will enjoy this book. On his way to interview for a position at a church in the Piney Woods of Texas, Crockett Archer can scarcely believe it when he's forced off the train by a retired outlaw and presented to the man's daughter as the minister she requested for her birthday. Worried this unfortunate detour will ruin his chances of finally serving a congregation of his own, Crockett is determined to escape. But when he finally gets away, he's haunted by the memory of the young woman he left behind--a woman whose dreams now hinge on him. For months, Joanna Robbins prayed for a preacher. A man to breathe life back into the abandoned church at the heart of her community. A man to assist her in fulfilling a promise to her dying mother. A man to help her discover answers to the questions that have been on her heart for so long.

I'm Back with a Giveaway! - Ended - Winners at end of Post

I am sooo excited to be back! My break was super enjoyable, relaxing yet busy (if that makes sense), and much needed. I did not get my whole list of summer reads read, but I did get a couple of books under my belt, which I will be reviewing soon. I also was able to get a few things accomplished and our Vacation Bible School program was amazing and worth all the time and effort invested. We always go all out on our classroom and church decorations.  Here are some pictures of my room decor