Archives for November 2017

The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody

Disclosure: I received this book for the blog tour. Opinions shared are mine.

Yes, the cover is cute. Don’t let the adorable font fool you! This book has so much more than teen drama.  Instead, the story explains how something as small as an inbox notification can become a compulsion.

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She Reads Truth Bible #giveaway – 7 winners 12/10 US #SheReadsTruth #ReadYourBible

Disclosure: I was given this Bible to review for B&H Publishing by FrontGate Media. While I was given the Bible for free all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I’m LOVING the new trends in today’s Bible editions.  Publishers are catching on to the fun of fonts, textures on covers, and generally making a Bible look pretty.  We used to hide our Bibles in quilted covers and carry them around like a purse. No more!  These Bibles are meant to be attractive all on their own.  I was given a copy of the She Reads Truth Bible in poppy linen hardcover.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  [Read more…]

R.I.P. ELIZA HART Blog Tour #giveaway 3 winners

Disclosure: Rockstar Books sent me a copy of the book; opinions shared are mine.

So, you know how an amazing book cover arrives in your mailbox and you flip the book over to read the summary….then have to STOP EVERYTHING and read it right then?  That happened. [Read more…]

Kutless ALPHA / OMEGA CD #giveaway #KutlessAO #FlyBy

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I received a Kutless CD in exchange for this review and post.  Post contains affiliate links; if you make a purchase through the links, I may earn commission. Opinions shared are mine.

Last year, my daughter attended the Tennessee Christian Teen Convention in Gatlinburg, TN.  She absolutely loved the experience, saying it was a life-changing weekend.  One of the things she loved most about the convention was the amazing music! The worship songs stay with her even now.  I understand this, since I still catch myself singing favorite church camp worship songs.  In the Alpha / Omega CD, Kutless performs many wonderful, familiar sing-along worship songs that will surely be favorites for your family!   We’re excited to listen to this CD in the car during our daily commute. [Read more…]

Make Reading Fun

Disclosure: I will receive a book in exchange for posting. Opinions shared are mine.

Reading with my kids has been such a wonderful experience.  The smiles and hugs are the best part, but seeing my children love the written language is just wonderful.  If you’re looking for ways to make reading fun for the children in your life, consider these ideas. [Read more…]

Canvas on Demand has affordable gifts #ad #mycanvasondemand

Disclosure: I received product samples for posting; opinions shared are mine.

You don’t have to find the perfectly posed photo to create a beautiful gift.  Just head to Canvas on Demand and take advantage of their 16×20 print deal!  For a limited time, they’re offering my readers a whopping 60% off your entire order at Canvas On Demand with code USFAM. Select from photo prints and more! Valid until 12/12/17.  We were really pleased with our Canvas on Demand holiday order. [Read more…]

The Gift of Christmas Past by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book as part of the blog tour. Opinions shared are mine.

The dishes have been cleared and the house put back in order. Instead of shopping today, we’re reading!  The Gift of Christmas Past is a quick read that you can enjoy with your morning coffee this week.

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Mercy Triumphs by Jana Kelley — book spotlight

Disclosure: I am a member of the Litfuse blogger group; opinions shared here are mine.

Two years ago, a family very dear to us moved to Saudi Arabia.  They were invited to be teachers of an elite, progressive private American school.  When the initial plan was announced, the rest of us were all atwitter with worry. Why would they move across the world? What would they do with all their belongings? Would we ever see them again? These brave friends gave away all that they owned, made arrangements for their pets to be adopted, and followed their wanderlust to distant lands.  We keep in touch through texts, photos, and blog posts.  They visited the US over the summer and threw a huge pizza party to reunite with friends.  Their children have taken amazing field trips to Nepal and China.  Following the nudge from God was exactly what they were supposed to do.  My sweet friend recently posted on her blog:

Sunshine all the time makes a desert.

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Indescribable by Louie Giglio #giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book to review. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

Lately my son is completely interested in shows like Bill Nye the Science Guy, Magic School Bus, and basically anything that has a science theme.  He told me that he’s like to be a scientist when he grows up, “but scientists don’t believe in God.”  Wait, WHAT?!  

That’s when I knew that Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science was going to come in handy. [Read more…]

Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan #giveaway 5 winners

Disclosure: Litfuse sent me this book as part of the blog tour. Opinions shared are mine.

As a fan of Lisa Scottoline’s legal thrillers, I really enjoyed Rachel Dylan’s Deadly Proof.  Set in Atlanta, this story gives the reader a peek into the inner workings of a corrupt pharmaceutical company.  It’s all Erin Brockovich kind of stuff, with hunky Landon James as a good side character.

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