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

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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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Ordinary Graces by Lucinda Secrest McDowell Blog Tour and Giveaway

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

Remember when I told  you about Dwelling Places?  The same author, Lucinda Secrest McDowell, takes readers on a journey of the heart in her recently released devotional.  As of the past few years, announcing a “word of the year” has been the big trend for New Year’s Day.  Ordinary Graces takes a similar approach, but makes the word fun last all year ’round. [Read more…]

Rule of Law by Randy Singer

Disclosure: I received this book from Litfuse Publicity. Opinions shared are mine.

I’m thinking of having some shirts and posters made, declaring “Randy Singer for President.”   For those who love TV shows with a government setting, the political thriller Rule of Law is a gold mine of reading material!  [Read more…]

Adored 365 Day Devotional for Girls #giveaway #AdoredByGod #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 did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. [Read more…]

God’s Big Plans for Me by #RickWarren

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In 2012 when my daughter was a newborn, my husband and I joined our first small group through church.  It was held at my friend Marsha’s home and we studied the book A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.  Our spiritual growth was almost tangible during that book study, but the biggest benefit was our deepened friendships.  I’m glad to see that Rick Warren’s new book, God’s Big Plans for Me storybook Bible, is based on that bestseller.  This will be a great way for me to share those uplifting messages with my kids. [Read more…]

ESV Illuminated Bible review #giveaway #ESVIlluminatedBible #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 did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Thanksgiving is a time for blessings and gratitude. Even if you don’t live in the US, I hope you’ll join your American blogger friends for our Gracious Giveaway.  Family and togetherness is so important to me, yet I also treasure the quiet prayer moments I have as the calendar inches ever toward the holidays.   [Read more…]

Hope Toler Dougherty’s ‘Rescued Hearts’ Blog Tour and Kindle Giveaway

Disclosure: I participated in the book tour for Rescued Hearts and received a free copy of the book. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

It’s always fun to find a new author, and Hope Toler Dougherty is like the pot at the end of the rainbow! In her book Rescued Hearts, she builds a strong case for the saying, “A good deed never goes unpunished.”  What started with a kitten’s rescue turns out to be a lot more sinister. [Read more…]

#WhatWouldYouGive to #EndALS – support the ALS Therapy Development Institute #giveaway


My husband’s dear friend Dr. Josh Wandell was diagnosed with ALS about 4 years ago. He was in his 30’s and at a high point in his career.  He is still fighting strong, and our small community supports him in his battle.  Throughout the town, you’ll see these signs posted all over….in front of businesses and homes alike.  I’m trying to support the fight against ALS with this post.  Click here to find out how YOU can help. [Read more…]

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