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Sunday, July 31, 2011

31 Day Better Myself Challenge

Hello!  Sorry I have been MIA for a while besides the occasional book review.  I have been so overwhelmed and busy with my life lately.

Tonight I am blogging to start a new project that I want to do.  I think they say that after three weeks of doing something it becomes a habit.  So-oooooo I was thinking about making some habits.  I need to become better at keeping my dishes washed every day.  So my challenge for myself is to wash my dishes at least once every day in the month of August.

I say once because on days when I have neck pains, migraines, or I may even be working, it might only be possible for me to wash them once a day.

If anyone feels like joining me please do!  I would love to hear about it also.

I think this habit will help me become more organized.  Especially since I do need to go find a job.  I may find it easier to get things done if they are cleaned up better for myself.  After August, I will do another challenge.  I'll have made my dishes getting washed a habit and I can start a new one.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Winnie Book #1 Wild Thing Book Review

I just finished reading this book last night.  Winnie by Dandi Daley Mackall is a Christian horse fiction for young readers.  The character, Winnie Willis, is a 12 year old lover of horses.  She knows her stuff to! 

Cover: Wild Thing There was one disturbing part that I felt should have been kept out.  When Winnie takes a job answering questions about horses through email, she decides to open up to a customer called Hawk.  She tells this stranger more than I think she should at 12 years old.

Other than that part, the book was good.  I can't say excellent, I have read better horse books.  I like that there were Bible verses used in the book and references to how much God loves us. 

All in all, this is a book I will keep for my daughter to read.  We may even have to get the rest of the series!

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by Tyndale to read and review with my own honest opinion.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Place Called Blessing Book Review


This was a GREAT book!  Now I have to be careful what I say so I don't spoil anything for anyone who wants to read it.  YOU SHOULD TOTALLY READ THIS BOOK!!

One of the best books that I have read in a long time.  This story is unbelievable and well written. 

A book written to prove each person's worth in this world.  God has a purpose for us all.  Everything happens for a reason.  Most of us don't get to see what happens in the bigger picture.  A Place Called Blessing puts that all into perspective.

I definitely recommend this read to EVERYONE! 


Disclaimer: This book was given to me to review with my own opinions by BookSneeze.com.

Is the Bible Reliable DVD Review

I was given a 2 disc DVD called Is the Bible Reliable to review from Tyndale.  This was a very interesting study.  I really enjoyed it.  It was like I was sitting in the classroom learning with those much younger kids.  The video is put out by Focus on the Family through their Truth Project.  

This was the 2nd in a series, and I definitely want to buy the rest of them!  There were 10 sessions on these 2 discs.  Included was a study guide.  This cute little book fit right into the trendy little box that the DVD and book came in.

Being as these videos are in a college classroom, the instructor definitely taught a lot of historical facts.  That is one of my favorite subjects!  Mix history in with religion and I'm hooked!

I would recommend this series of DVDs to my friends and family.  In fact, I would also recommend this for a teen or adult Bible study group.  I am keeping this video to add to my library and can't wait to get the rest!

Love and War by John & Stasi Eldredge Book Review

I tried really hard to like this book.  I just couldn't.  It was just way to slow or something for me. 

I did find some interesting points in the book.  One was that children of divorced families don't fare in life as well as children who grew up with a family intact.  But that was a statistic that most people are already aware of I think.

Another interesting point that I liked was this quote:
We want to be able to offer something to our spouses out of a full heart, and not merely bring them our need.
That is always a good reminder to me.  I tend to just want want want out of my marriage.  I have to remind myself that I have to do some things for him too.

It's not all about me!
That's what I always tell the kids.  "It's not all about you!"

I'm sure there are many readers out there that will enjoy this book and use it to help their marriage grow in Christ.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Waterbrook Press books to read and write my own review.  The opinions are all my own and were in no way swayed by anyone or anything but my honest feelings.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos Book Review

This was a very odd book.  The story was very out there for me.  There were Jesuses popping up all over the place.  Meticulous Jesus, Traditional Jesus, New Age Jesus, Free Will Jesus and lots more.  It was all very confusing.

I think that the point of this story is that we need to get to know the REAL Jesus.  Not ones that we make up in our mind to fit the image or thoughts that we want.  We need to search for Him and only follow that Jesus.

I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone to read though.  I think if someone is searching for Jesus, this book would only add to the confusion.  There is not a whole lot more I can say about this book.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Tyndale Books in exchange for my honest review.  These thoughts are my own.


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